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Achievements

Wendy King ('77) has been elected secretary of the New Orleans chapter of the Sierra Club.

Hannah Griggs ('12) was invited to present a paper at the Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference at L.S.U.

A short story set in New Orleans by faculty member Peyton Burgess will appear in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction From a Small Planet this fall.

A paper by Cailyn Flynn on David Foster Wallace's This is Water, written for Professor Shelly Taylor's Critical Reading & Writing course, has been accepted for publication at Elephant Journal.

English Writing alumnus and former faculty member Martin Pousson ’94 was awarded a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. His former student, Catherine Lacey ‘07, has a burgeoning writing career of her own.

Martin Pousson, (’93) has been awarded a 2014 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose. The honor, which includes a $25,000 grant, is in support of “Black Sheep Boy,” a collection of short stories.

Catherine Lacey ('07) publishes her first novel, Nobody Is Ever Missing, with Farrar Straus, and Giroux, described as "A high-stakes, pitch-black comedy about the search for the dark heart of the self."

Jonathan Dacula ('13) has been named Coordinator of Regional Team Operations in Greater New Orleans for Teach for America.

“Of Disaster and Love: John Biguenet’s Rising Water Trilogy," an interview article by Marina Kennedy, was published in Woman Around Town.

Stewart Sinclair, senior English writing major, has published an essay online at The Millions.

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