Northwestern State University will host its sixth annual LitCon April 8-9 in the Orville Hanchey Gallery and Room 206 of the Fine Arts Annex. Presentations will be from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Admission is free and open to the public.
LitCon is a two-day celebration of the humanities, which highlights the interconnectedness of academic and artistic disciplines. Organizers define “humanities” broadly to include many facets of film, literature, music, writing, pop culture, theater, visual arts, etc., and the appreciation of their value to students, academics and community members. This is first time in three years the conference has been presented in person.
Started in 2017, this conference seeks to bring together and feature academics, artists, makers and thinkers from the local community and beyond. LitCon offers a playful environment for artists and academics where we all encourage and learn from each other. At its core, LitCon is a hybrid event bringing together elements of the traditional academic conference and the popular culture convention.
The event will feature literary presentations, vocal performances, creative workshops, an artist vendor booth, a cosplay contest, slow stitching, Viking games, D&D roleplaying, poetry and dance, improv performance and las afrombras (carpets).
Presenters on Friday will be Anna Tapia MacDonald, Carly Chandler, Phyllis Lear, Sarah Puryear-Dunn, Krista Hanson, John Dunn and members of the Demon Writers Guild.
Making presentations on Saturday will be Lee Babin, Mary Fletcher, the Brainy Acts Poetry Society, Emilie Rodriguez, Holly Penta, Catelyn Errington and Meilyn Woods of Sigma Tau Delta, Dr. Steve Marsden, Austin Warren, Laura Osborne and Christy Lorio.
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