Monday, March 26, 2012

The Southern Review and LSU to hold open forum

On Thursday, April 5th, LSU Press and The Southern Review will host a free presentation and open forum at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center theatre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Louisiana Bound will be a discussion about Louisiana’s premier academic book publisher and literary journal. Mary Katherine Callaway, Director of LSU Press, will discuss the history and work of these two literary giants. Judy Kahn and Nolde Alexius will also speak about their book, Best of LSU Fiction, which examines the literary history of LSU.

Since 1935, LSU Press, a non-profit organization and the state's premier academic publisher, has dedicated itself to publishing works of the highest intellectual and creative merit and educating readers about the rich cultural assets and achievements of Louisiana. Also founded in 1935, The Southern Review is LSU's distinguished literary journal. Published quarterly, the journal features fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, and excerpts from novels in progress.

These discussions will be followed by a reception with wine and light hors d'ouevres and a chance for guests to meet the speakers. This event is made possible by Donna & Rick Richard, III / Empire of the Seed Historic Properties, and the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana. For more information or to RSVP, email or call 225-578-6416.