Rourks will be featured at Cane River Reading Series


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Cane River Reading Series will present Leigh Camacho Rourks for a virtual read via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, followed by a question and answer session.

Rourks is a Cuban American author who lives and works in central Florida where she is an assistant professor of English and humanities at Beacon College. She is the recipient of the St. Lawrence Book Award for a collection of short stories titled “Moon Trees and Other Orphans.”  She is winner of the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize and her work has been short-listed for several other awards. Rourks’ fiction, poems and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, TriQuartely, December Magazine and Greensboro Review.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Andy Briseno at