Northwestern State University’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies will host LitCon on Tuesday, March 21 starting at 9 a.m. in Orville Hanchey Gallery.
LitCon seeks to bring together members of the Natchitoches and NSU literary community to showcase their work, foster collaboration and educate the community on the importance of the humanities. LitCon will create a relaxed environment allowing students, faculty and community members to talk about their craft, educational opportunities, working across disciplines and how to make a living in the humanities.
The event will feature tables for book sales and signings, Q&A sessions and the annual Spring Read.
Published authors who would like a table to sell copies of their work can contact Oona Zbitkovskis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables are free.
Authors will participate in 30-minute Q&A sessions throughout the day highlighting their expertise.
Another feature of the event is literary cosplay, in which participants dress as their favorite literary figures. All cosplayers can enter to win the costume contest.
The event will culminate in the Spring Read that evening. Faculty and students will share original works or works by favorite authors on the theme of roots. Winners of the costume contest will also be revealed.
A complete program of events will be released soon.