Patrick delivers message of encouragement and hope


Acclaimed writer, editor and teacher Denise Lewis Patrick, was guest speaker during Dec. 20 commencement exercises at Northwestern State University.  Patrick is a Natchitoches native who earned a degree in journalism at NSU in 1977 and a master’s in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. A long-time resident of the New York City area, she is a freelance writer, editor, instructor and literary consultant who has authored works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry for all age levels. Patrick delivered a message of hope and encouragement to NSU’s Fall 2019 graduates, urging them to be mindful of their moral and ethical footprints and to go out into the world with open minds and hearts.