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Fletcher Lecture Series


Author, Folklorist, & Professor of English at Dillard University

“Etouffee Talk: From Swimmer to Modise to Scholar, the Journey of a Folklorist & Poet”

This year’s Fletcher Lecture consists of two exciting events:

  • Thursday, November 13 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM–Question & Answer session with Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy in Le Bijou Theater in the Student Union. Join us for informal lunch and discussion with Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy in the Student Union following the Question & Answer session.
  • Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 PM in Peltier Auditorium, Fletcher Lecture, “Etouffee Talk: From Swimmer to Modise to Scholar, the journey of a Folklorist & Poet.”

Dr. Saloy is the author of Red Beans & Ricely Yours, which won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Her most recent book, Second Line Home, is a refreshing collection of poems that capture the day-to-day New Orleans speech, contemplate family dynamics, celebrate New Orleans, and give insight into the unique culture the world loves.

All events are free and open to the public. All events take place on the campus of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.

The 2014 Fletcher Lecture is sponsored by the Fletcher Lecture Committee, the Department of Languages & Literature, and the Nicholls State Student Programing Association.

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Lewis P. Simpston 1989

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Donald E. Stanford 1991

Sybil Kein 1992

Ernest J. Gaines 1993

Edgar Bowers 1994

Kevin L. Cope 1995

X. J. Kennedy 1996

Lee Smith 1997

Fred Chappell 1998

Tim Gautreaux 1999

Noel Polk 2000

Timothy Steele 2001

Shelley Fisher Fishkin 2002

Maxine Hong Kingston 2003

Peggy Prenshaw 2004

Ellen Gilchrist 2006

Randall Kenan 2006

Gerald Early 2007

Sam Pickering Spring 2008

Marilynne Robinson Fall 2009

Olympia Vernon 2010

Darrell Bourque 2011

Joseph Boyden 2012

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Chris Kerageorgiou and Goffredo Fraccaro

John Folse

Alex Patout

Gerard Thabuis

Frank Brigsten

Andrea Apuzzzo

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Enola Prudhomme

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Mike Fennelly

Kevin Graham

Leah Chase

Wayne and Debbie Pierce

Hubert Sandot

Terrell Brunet


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