Sundays@4 is Baton Rouge Gallery’s most diverse program, offering more than a dozen performances/readings from top-notch local authors, musicians, dance troupes, poets and more. Always free, always open to the public and always starting at 4pm, these intimate engagements give you an up close look at what local writers and performers are working on. Here’s what’s coming up next at Sundays@4:
SEPTEMBER 13 - LSU'S CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY READ ORIGINAL WORKS
On Sunday, September 13, Baton Rouge Gallery's Sundays@4 series will welcome four gifted writers currently on faculty in Louisiana State University's Creative Writing program.
LSU has been lauded for its vibrant literary culture for going on a century: the birthplace of New Criticism and the home of both LSU Press and The Southern Review, the campus has always attracted internationally renowned faculty and the English Department has a long line of stellar alumni.
LSU's Creative Writing program describes itself: "Praised for its generous and collaborative spirit, the program is multi-modal, interdisciplinary, and committed to giving students an opportunity to hone their craft as writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and hybrid genres while also offering chances to study drama and screenwriting, build web-based applications, and work on translations in a supportive community in the context of a rich culture and an inspiring history."
As always, Sundays@4 presentations begin at 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public. THe readers slated to appear are:
Jason Buch is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting and New Media at LSU. He received his B.S. in Computer Science in 1999 from the University of South Florida and his M.F.A. in Film, Theatre and Communications Arts in 2008 from the University of New Orleans. Jason served as an Associate Producer on the Telly award winning PBS documentary American Creole: New Orleans Reunion. He wrote and directed the interactive iPhone app So You're Dating a Vampire and is currently in Post-Production on the first season of his web series, Arceneaux. Jason lives in New Orleans with three cats, a dog, and his fiancée, Stephanie.
Zack Godshall makes films about unsung people and places that exist along the fringes of culture. His subjects range from claim adjusters working in post-Katrina New Orleans to divinely inspired folk architects. His first two narrative films, Low and Behold and Lord Byron, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his documentaries have played on The Documentary Channel and garnered awards at film festivals around the country. Zack's written work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Louisiana Field Guide published by LSU Press, and the film journal Hammer To Nail. He is currently an assistant professor of screenwriting in the Department of English at LSU.
Laura Mullen is the author of seven books: Enduring Freedom (2012), Dark Archive (2011), Murmur (2007), Subject (2005), After I Was Dead (1999), The Tales of Horror (1999), and The Surface (1991), which was a National Poetry Series selection. A new collection, Complicated Grief, is forthcoming from Solid Objects Press in fall 2015. Mullen’s honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She is the McElveen Professor in English and Director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University.
Joshua Wheeler is from Alamogordo, New Mexico. He's a graduate of the University of Southern California, New Mexico State University and has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa. His essays have appeared in The Missouri Review, Harper's, BuzzFeed, [Pank] and many others. He co-edited the anthology We Might as Well Call it the Lyric Essay and his first book, Acid West, is forthcoming from FSG. This year he joins LSU as an Assistant Professor.
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Baton Rouge Gallery and its Sundays@4 program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.