Cane River Reading Series will continue Nov. 5


NATCHITOCHES – Writer Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman will be the featured author when Northwestern State University at the next session of the Cane River Reading Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Student Union Ballroom.  The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.  The event is free and open to the public.


Hindman grew up in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Her debut, “Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir,” was named “best book of 2019 so far,” by Amazon, described as “moving” by The New Yorker, “outrageously funny” by O, the Oprah Magazine, “fascinating” by NPR and “powerful” by Vox.


Her recent writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Times Magazine, Brevity and Hippocampus.  She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas.  She is an associate professor of English at Northern Kentucky University.  She lives in Newport, Kentucky, with her husband, astronomer Nathan De Lee.


The Cane River Reading Series is sponsored by Ryan Branson and W.W. Norton.


For more information, contact Dr. Andy Briseno at (318) 357-5615 or