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Cavanaugh Lecture Features Diane Glancy

Released: 10/07/2008

Diane Glancy, a prolific, award-winning writer of poetry, prose and plays, will be featured in the Cavanaugh Lecture series at LSU at Alexandria on Oct. 13. Glancy’s reading and lecture at noon in Bolton Library is free and open to the public.

Glancy teaches Native American literature and creative writing at Macalester College in Minnesota. Of Cherokee and German ancestry, Glancy is a former artist-in-residence and traveling teacher for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. Much of her work deals with tensions between her Indian and European heritage and how Native American values are juxtaposed with those of modern America.

Glancy’s awards include the Oklahoma Book Award for “The Mask Maker,” Oklahoma Theater Association Award, Book Award for Poetry in Minnesota and Oklahoma, and a dozen others. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Cavanaugh Lecture series is presented by the Department of Arts, English and Humanities. Additional information is available at 473-6581.

Dr. Ronald Marks, dean of the School of Social Work at Tulane University, will present an illustrated lecture on his study trips to India and work with Tibetan refugees in a Cavanaugh Lecture appearance Nov. 7.