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Pritts, Christopher to Read at Cavanaugh Lecture Series

Released: 03/11/2009

Local poet and teacher Nate Pritts and Christopher Chambers, editor of the New Orleans Review, will read from their works March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Museum of Art as part of the Cavanaugh Lecture Series presented by LSU at Alexandria. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Pritts’ books of poetry include “Shrug,” “Sensation Spectacular” and “Honorary Astronaut.” He teaches gifted English, film and creative writing at Bolton High School and is an adjunct instructor of creative writing at LSUA. Pitts, who holds a doctorate from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, is editor of the online journal H_NGM_N.

Chambers will read from his novel-in-progress “Burning Tuscaloosa,” for which he won a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. The former bartender, dockworker and martial arts instructor is an associate professor at Loyola University in New Orleans.

The event is the fourth this spring in the Cavanaugh Lecture Series. Dr. James Stacy, LSUA professor of communication studies and theatre, will discuss “Porgy and Bess: The Road Was Not Easy” in the final Cavanaugh Lecture this semester on March 19.