NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s third annual LitCon, a celebration of the humanities, will be held Friday, April 12-Saturday, April 13 at NSU’s Orville Hanchey Gallery from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The event recognizes how various creative endeavors are interlinked and will feature a wide variety of presentations and workshops along with a book and art fair where vendors will share and sell their works.
Event Co-Organizer Dr. Rebecca Macijeski said presentations and workshops will include talks on literary analysis of video games, interpretations of pop culture, information about podcasts and podcasting and workshops on print making, comedy improv, creative writing and more.
Katie Bickham, a poet and English faculty member at Bossier Parish Community College, will host a reading and signing of her new collection of poetry, Mouths Open to Name Her, out now with LSU Press.
The event is free and open to the public.
“The event is being held over two days this year in order to open it up to participants and guests from the broader region,” Macijeski said. “This year we circulated a call for proposals inviting writers, artists and other humanities-related folks to submit proposals for possible selection at LitCon. We received a high number of very interesting proposals from seven regional institutions other than NSU, and we will have presenters who are undergraduate students, graduate students and university faculty. Hosting the event over two days will allow us to offer many more presentations and workshops.”
The event will also feature a Cosplay contest during the lunch hour on both days. Participants can come dressed as their favorite author or artist.
More details will be released soon on LitCon’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LitCon-1465766050226741/.