Cane River Reading Series returns Oct. 16



NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Reading Series at Northwestern State University will return with the first reading of the semester starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Student Union Ballroom.  This will be the first of two readings this semester.


The Oct. 16 event will feature Zach VandeZande, author of a novel, “Apathy and Paying Rent” (Loose Teeth Press, 2008) and a forthcoming short story collection, “Liminal Domestic: Storie”s (Gold Wake Press, 2019).  His work can be found in Smokelong Quarterly, DIAGRAM, The Adroit Review, Milk Candy Review and dozens of others.  He splits his time between Ellensberg, Washington, and Washington, D.C., where he knows all the dogs in both neighborhoods.


Upcoming events sponsored by NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies includes the annual Fall Read in Orville Hanchey Gallery on Oct. 28, a second installment of Cane River Reading Series on Nov. 5 and a NaNoWriMo writing party in Varnado Hall Ballroom that celebrates National Novel Writing Month beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.  On Dec. 4, English 3030 will host a community reception called “Words and Pictures” to share their collaborative work from the semester.  This will take place in Hanchey Gallery or Gallery II.


In related events, the Demon Writers’ Guild is also planning a Fall Read.  Details will be announced as plans are finalized.


For more information, contact Dr. Andy Briseno at or call (401) 526-3739.