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Ten LSU Alexandria students selected for national literature conference

Released: 03/16/2006

Ten LSU Alexandria students will present papers later this month at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference on the campus of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

The students will be among the 250 college students from across the nation hand-picked to present their writings at the four-day NULC conference.

Since it was organized in 1985, the NULC has attracted some of the finest undergraduate students from every state to present their papers and hear some of the most important writers in contemporary literature.

To be selected, the students had to submit a sample of their creative writing or literary criticism. Reviewers do not know where students attend. Works are based soley on merit. Students were notified earlier this month that their works had been accepted.

LSU Alexandria students scheduled to attend the conference are David Bordelon, Sarah Norman and Amanda Sanchez of Alexandria; Bridget Clark and Lynette Paul of Pollock; Gabriel Guillory of Plaucheville, Dana Lyles of Forest Hill; Jessica Scott of Deville; Aaron Tiffee of Vidalia; and Ashely Weaver of Oakdale. Weaver''s paper will also be published in conjunction with the conference.

This is the fourth year the University has sent students to the conference. Sponsoring faculty include Dr. Ginger Jones, Dr. Owen Elmore, Dr. Bernard Gallagher and Dr. Arthur Rankin.

The conference begins March 30, and concludes April 1. In addition to hearing presentations from their peers, participants will hear from several nationally and internationally known speakers including Alice Sebold and Glen David Gold.