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Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
The Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta offers full memberships to English majors and associate memberships to students in related fields. This international English honor society recognizes high achievement in and promotes an interest in languages and literature. Membership is by invitation. For more information, contact Marla Bernard, faculty advisor.
Creative Writing Reading Series
The Creative Writing Reading Series is held approximately three to four times each semester, typically at the Colonel’s Retreat in the Student Union. Held at night, this venue offers students an opportunity to share their (student’s) original works with peers in an open mic format. Dates are determined at the beginning of each semester and are hosted by the Creative Writing Reading Club, advisor Dr. Kathy Conner.
For the Fall 2020 semester, readings will be held on Zoom.
Literature and Film Society
The Literature and Film Society offers stimulating opportunities for intellectual and social enrichment. Some of the organization’s activities include used book sales (usually held once each semester), film screenings, poetry readings, guest lecturers, in addition to the annual costume party held each fall and and an “end-of-the semester” crawfish boil held each spring. For more information, contact Ms. Priya Keefe, Ms. April Pejic, or Ms. Melissa Remark, faculty advisors or add and like us on Facebook.
Mosaic is released annually in the spring and features artwork and writing—poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, freshmen essays, and drama—by current Nicholls students. This year, we received over 200 submissions, and we accepted approximately ninety pieces. Through a blind-review process (in which writers’ names are withheld), submissions are read and ranked by the editorial board and students in ENGL 432: Publishing Practicum. The top-ranked pieces are entered as finalists for the Albert Davis Fiction Award, the David Middleton Poetry Award, the Freshmen Essay Award, the Outstanding Art Award, and a new award for creative nonfiction. Judges in each category select a first, second, and third-place winner. These winners receive publication in the new issue, as well as a cash award. Copies of the magazine are free and available on the Mosaic racks around campus. You can find these racks in the Student Union, the Colonel’s Retreat, Peltier Hall, Beauregard, Elkins, Candies, Talbot, Powell-White, Ellender Library, and Polk. Any current, fee-paying student enrolled at Nicholls is eligible to submit their writing or artwork. To be considered for publication in Mosaic, submit your writing and/or artwork to email@example.com
The Nicholls Undergraduate Humanities Review
Chênière began as an idea in the summer of 2014, with Nicholls Language and Literature faculty Scott Banville wanting an online journal in the Humanities at the university. Shana Walton became the first faculty advisor of the journal thereafter. Afterwards, Professors Patrick Perkins and Michael Martin took over as faculty advisors for the journal. Creative Writing student Anna Babin served as the journal’s first student editor. The journal is based out of Nicholls State University, located in the Bayou Region of Thibodaux, Louisiana. The name is derived from a local, coastal environmental feature. The journal is in its third issue and continues to evolve. The goal of Chênière is to become the top undergraduate Humanities journal in the Gulf Coast Region.