Art, poetry will highlight Spring Read

Northwestern State University’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies, in partnership with the Department of Fine and Graphic Art, will bring Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque and artist Bill Gingles, an NSU graduate, to this year’s Spring Read.

Spring Read will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in Orville Hanchey Gallery. Bourque and Gingles will offer an hour-long workshop on collaboration prior to Spring Read. The workshop will be from 4-5 p.m. in Room 206 above the Gallery.

A reception and book signing will follow Spring Read. The theme for this year’s read is “Brought to you by the Letter ‘M.'”

For more information, contact Rebecca Macijeski, creative writing program coordinator and assistant professor of English, at