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McNeese Art Briefs

McNeese Art Briefs

Glass Menangerie actors(December 12, 2013) Three McNeese State University students have been nominated for the Irene Ryan National Theatre Scholarship for their work in the recent "The Glass Menagerie" production and will be auditioning for it at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region VI Festival in Shreveport in February. They are Jonathon Richards, DeRidder, Adrianne Parker, Lake Charles, and Chris Reeves, DeRidder. Elyssa Constance, Grand Lake, was also commended for Excellence in Stage Management for this production.
The "Gentleman Caller" scene from the play has been selected to be performed at the Invited Scenes event at the festival. Approximately 20 scenes are selected from around 60 plays to be performed at this event.  

A panel organized by Nayelly Barrios, McNeese State University graduate assistant, titled "New Kids on the Block: Emerging Latino Voices Engage in Discourse on Poetry, Community and Craft" has been accepted for the 2014 Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Seattle, Wash.

Barrios has also been invited to participate in the Young Poets Gathering hosted by the Letras Latinas Institute at the University of Notre Dame in the spring.

In addition, she had two poems, "On Holding Shadows Hostage" and "Triptych for My Mother," published in the online literary magazine, The Paris-American.

Dr. Stella Nesanovich, professor emerita at McNeese, has had several poems accepted for publication. "Ash Burial" will appear in the online journal Swamp-Lily Review, "Flower, Rock, Earth" and "Home Fires" in Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture, "Lazarus Speaks" and "Returning to Grand Coteau" in Vineyards: A Journal of Christian Poetry, "Sciatica" and "To the Labyrinth" in Windhover and "The Ache" in the next issue of Louisiana Literature.

Several students have been initiated into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. They are Rachel Rust, Deborah Daniels, Jorge Martinez, Nayelly Barrios and Rhagen Olinde.

Chris Lowe, McNeese instructor of English, has had a story titled "Reform, AL," listed as "Notable Story of 2012" for the Million Writer's Award, which honors the best online fiction from the previous calendar year. This story was originally published in the Baltimore Review