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Scott Russell Sanders Featured at LACC Hosted by LSUA

Released: 11/10/2008

Scott Russell Sanders, who has garnered a national following for his novels, non-fiction, children’s books and personal essays, will be featured speaker at the Louisiana Assn. for College Composition conference hosted by LSU at Alexandria this weekend. Sanders, who has written 19 books, will read from his works at a free public presentation at the Alexandria Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Friday. A book signing and reception will follow.

The LACC conference, hosted for the first time by LSUA, carries the theme “Writing from the Center,” which is also the title of Sanders’ 1995 book. Registration for the conference is available through Dr. Richard Collins, LACC president-elect and chairman of the Department of Arts, English and Humanities at LSUA, 473-6581. The conference, which concludes Saturday, will be attended by college and high school teachers, professional and amateur writers, and graduate students.

Sanders, distinguished professor of English at Indiana University and winner of the Lannan Literary Award, also will deliver the keynote address at a luncheon Friday in the Bo Nipper Building at LSUA. Tickets are $40 for the luncheon.

The conference includes several sessions led by scholars from the LSU System campuses, Tulane, Xavier, Dillard, Nicholls State and Louisiana Tech universities, and University of Louisiana-Lafayette.