SAU’s annual Creative Writing Festival offering online submission

March 13, 2015


The Southern Arkansas University Department of English and Foreign Languages will host the 2015 Creative Writing Festival on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 10, 2015. The deadline for submitting entries is March 18, 2015. The submission process has changed this year, with students in grades 4-12 submitting their works at Grades… Read More

Black trailblazer Dr. Mallory remembered

July 23, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Mallory

The life trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen (Jordan) Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her parting from this world. “Dr. Mallory was a compassionate fighter for equality all around her. It did not matter who the person was, she took on the fight as if it was her own,” said Cledis… Read More

Spoken word poet to perform for Mallory Lecture

March 27, 2014

Marshall Davis Jones

Spoken word poet Marshall Davis Jones is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Southern Arkansas University’s Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The public is encouraged to attend what is sure to be a moving event, as Davis is renowned for his gift of poetry and perspective to connect others to their… Read More

Area young writers honored at SAU Writing Festival

March 18, 2014

The top 36 young writers from 537 entries were recently honored at the Southern Arkansas University annual Creative Writing Festival. Students from across south Arkansas submitted poems, short stories and creative non-fiction essays to be judged. Cash prizes were awarded for first, second and third place honors in the twelve categories, and first-place winners took… Read More

Local students awarded at Creative Writing Festival

April 12, 2012

The Department of English and Foreign Languages of Southern Arkansas University hosted the annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, April 7, and several local students took home awards. The Festival, which is held every spring, has grown from 345 entries in 1995 to more than 1,100 entries. Students from schools across south Arkansas submit poems,… Read More

Jermaine McDonald will present spring Mallory Lecture

March 2, 2012

Dr. Jermaine M. McDonald, a Ph.D. candidate from Emory University, will present the spring 2012 Kathleen Mallory Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. McDonald was formerly the associate minister of Christian education at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta,… Read More

Plans underway for Creative Writing Festival

January 19, 2012

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Southern Arkansas University will host the annual Creative Writing Festival (formally the Youth Writing Festival) on Saturday, April 7. Deadline for entries is March 2, 2012. The festival, which is held every spring, has grown from 345 entries in 1995 to 1,153 entries last year.  Students from… Read More

Mallory Lecture will focus on jazz

October 12, 2011

Michael Borshuk

MAGNOLIA – Michael Borshuk will present “How to Look at Jazz and Why it Matters” in an upcoming installment of the Kathleen Mallory Distinguished Lecture Series. The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University. Borshuk… Read More

Homecoming book signing will feature alumni author


MAGNOLIA – Jenny Wingfield, a 1969 graduate of Southern Arkansas University (then Southern State College), will sign copies of her debut novel during the University’s homecoming festivities this weekend. Wingfield will present a workshop titled “So you want to be a writer? Writing screenplays and novels and how to get them published” at 7 p.m…. Read More

Inaugural Lois Gean Kelly lecture will be presented

September 6, 2011

MAGNOLIA – Dr. Robert Gean Jones will be the inaugural speaker for the Lois Gean Kelly Lectureship in the Humanities at Southern Arkansas University. The lecture is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The lectureship was established with an anonymous gift… Read More