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Ellender Memorial Library presents Louisiana Poet Laureate

THIBODAUX, La. — Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University invites you to participate in a day of poetry and creative writing as the Louisiana Poet Laureate, Dr. Jack Bedell, visits campus on Nov. 27.

A Native of Houma, Bedell is the author of nine books of poetry – including “Come Rain, Come Shine,” “What Passes for Love,” “At the Bonehouse” and “Revenant” – and has taught creative writing at Southeastern since 1992.

He received the Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement in 2007, earned the 2005 Special Humanities Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and was honored with Southeastern’s President’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity in 1997.

Bedell will host a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Peltier 218 with Nicholls poet-in-residence, Jay Udall. Later, he will serve as a special guest at the Nicholls Creative Writing Reading Series from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Le Bijou Theatre, hold a meet and greet from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Talbot Hall lobby and participate in RELATE Open-Mic night at 7 p.m. in the Mary and Al Danos Theater.

His works will also be on display in Ellender Memorial Library throughout November.

All events are free and open to the public.

This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@www.nicholls.edu

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