Poet, NSU Alum E.T. Milligan will speak, read in Natchitoches

E.T. Milligan

NATCHITOCHES – E.T. Milligan, a Northwestern State University alumnus, winner of the International PEN Award for poetry, novelist and publisher, will read from his work and lecture on how to get published on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1-3 p.m. at the Natchitoches Parish Library.

A native of Leesville, Milligan earned a journalism degree at NSU in 1981 where he was also in ROTC.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army.  As a student, he was a DJ at KNWD and worked in the Sports Information Office.

Milligan has four novels in print; two young-adult fiction novels entitled “The Looking Glass Self” and “Inclinations of Fear,” a non-fiction biographical novel entitled “On Linda: Love, Loss and Renewal, The Case For Human Organ Sharing” and his most recent novel, a fiction detective drama, entitled “Past The Line,” which is the first in a detective book series. He is currently authoring the second book in the detective series entitled “No Badge To Hold,” which is planned for release in 2018. He has self-published a book of poetry entitled “Images of Life.”

Milligan’s poetry has been published in nine national and international anthologies. Milligan founded his own book publishing company, ETM Book Publishing Company, in 2005. He has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, Outstanding Young Men in America and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year. He is a member of the Independent Book Publishers of America.

Through sponsorship by PMG International and Barnes and Noble, he has conducted numerous book signings in Europe and the United States. He has been an inspirational guest and keynote speaker and lecturer for numerous church, youth and civic groups and has served on a variety of charitable and educational committees and organizations. Additionally, he conducts creative writing seminars for literary groups at universities and high schools. He is also a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, having served 23 years on active duty with military assignments both stateside and abroad and has continued on in government service as a Department of Defense civilian.

For more information on Milligan’s lecture, contact Martha Uchino at  (318) 238-9246 or email: martha@natlib.org.