'Joan of Arcadia' Actress Coming to DCC for Poetry Reading

March 16, 2011 – Actress Amber Tamblyn, best known for her role as the title character on the television show “Joan of Arcadia” and appearances on “House,” will come to Dutchess Community College on March 31 at 12:30 p.m. to read from her two published books of poetry.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus. It is part of the College’s Lyceum series and also its Women’s History Month celebration.

With an impressive resume for a young actress, Tamblyn’s breakout role was the title character in the critically acclaimed television series “Joan of Arcadia.” Her work on the show earned her both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. She recently was seen in the films “127 Hours” and “Main Street.” Tamblyn’s other film credits include “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” Her television credits include “The Unusuals,” “Boston Public,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “House.”

An acclaimed writer, Tamblyn has published two poetry books and is cofounder of Write Now Poetry Society, a non-profit organization that raises funds for poetry programming. She also collaborated on “Drums Inside Your Chest,” a performance poetry concert film.

For more information, call the DCC Office of Student Activities at (845) 431-8050 .