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Chambers, Pritts to Read at Cavanaugh Lecture Series

Released: 08/27/2008

Christopher Chambers, a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and Nate Pritts, who has written several books of poetry, will be featured in a reading at the Cavanaugh Public Lecture series Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Museum of Art. The reading, the first event in a five-part series in the fall semester, is sponsored by the Department of Arts, English and Humanities at LSU at Alexandria. The Cavanaugh Public Lecture series is free and open to the public.

Chambers, editor of the New Orleans Review, won a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for his novel-in-progress, Burning Tuscaloosa. A former editor of Black Warrior Review, Chambers has written for television and several literary magazines. His work also appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2003. The former carpenter, bartender, dock worker, lifeguard and martial arts instructor is an associate professor at Loyola University in New Orleans.

Pritts’ books of poetry include Shrug, Sensation Spectacular, and Honorary Astronaut. Holder of a doctorate in creative writing and British Romanticism, he is an LSUA adjunct instructor of creative writing and teaches gifted English, film and creative writing at Bolton High School. Pritts also edits an online journal of poetry and poetics.