“Culture and Environment Writing” an Evening with Writers Tori Bush and Dr. Sarah McFarland

Author and LSU Doctoral student Tori Bush was joined by fellow academic Dr. Sarah McFarland, Professor of English at NSU, in a discussion of environmental themes in writings Thursday, January 13. Ms. Bush is the editor of an anthology titled “The Gulf South: An Anthology of Environmental Writing”. The book is a collection of writings by a variety of writers dating from 1890 to the 2000’s centered on the US Gulf Coast. The pieces in the collection look at the relationship between the environment and the people who inhabit it from several different perspectives over the period of a century. The book is the first of its type to focus on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Ms. Bush completed the anthology while teaching English at LSU and working towards her PhD in English, a demanding schedule that shows the passion for her subject evident throughout her talk. This evening was a wonderful way to close out the programs of the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street (MoMS) Water/Ways tour’s stop at Natchitoches’ Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest History Museum.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal extends its best wishes to Ms. Bush as she completes her doctorate in English and pursues a career in academia.