On November 5, 2019, Dr. Ernest J. Gaines peacefully passed away at his home in the presence of his wife, Mrs.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students and faculty will be presenting creative and academic work at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Professionals (AWP) conference in Portland, Oregon March 27th - March 30th. Follow our AWP social media hashtags: #ulawp19, #ulgradschool, and #ULEnglish!
Prospective students and alumni, stop by our table (#T7088) at the AWP Bookfair!
If you're thinking of studying creative writing, visit us at our table to speak with current faculty and grad students about their experiences at UL.
Faculty Book Signing
Creative Writing Assistant Professor Dr. Henk Rossouw will be signing his book of poetry, Xamissa at the UL Lafayette table in the bookfair on Friday, March 29 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Several of our graduate students and alumni are presenting creative and scholarly work on panels at AWP this year.
Jude Marr, current Ph.D. candidate is presenting on the panel “Fake it Til You Make It?: Understanding Imposter Syndrome in Higher Ed” on Friday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. in B113 Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center.
Kimberly Ann Southwick, current Ph.D. candidate is presenting on two panels: “Sustainable Print: How to Make It As An Indy Lit Mag” on Friday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in B113 Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center and “21st Century Innovations in Poetic Form” on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in E146 Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center.
Current Ph.D. candidate Daniel Altenburg and current Ph.D. student Patti Jeane Pangborn along with alumni Saul Lemerond and Leigh Camacho Rourks will be presenting on a panel called “No Fantasy or Sci-Fi: Teaching Genre in the Workshop” on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. in A105 Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center.
Current grad students will be reading their work at the UL Lafayette Graduate Creative Writing AWP Off-Site Reading on March 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St. Readers include: Daniel Altenburg, Britton Andrews, Hannah Chapple, Delicia Daniels, Haley Fedor, Emily Fontenot, Jude Marr, David Ryan Palmer, Patti Jeane Pangborn, Jenny Robertson, Kimberly Ann Southwick, and Em Tielman.
Kimberly Ann Southwick, current Ph.D. candidate and Editor-in-Chief of Gigantic Sequins, a literary arts journal, is helping to host the reading “Sustainable Print: A Celebration of Indie Lit” on Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Haley Fedor, current Ph.D. candidate is reading at the “A Portland Reading by CCR, The Accomplices, & Storm Cellar” event on Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at Push X Pull, 821 SE Stark St.
Assistant Professor Dr. Henk Rossouw will be reading at the “Poets Out Loud @ AWP” reading on Wednesday March 27 at 7 p.m. at Copeland Commons, 5441 SE Belmont St.
For more about AWP including a full schedule of events, visit AWPwriter.org.