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Faculty Forum

The Fall 2014 Faculty Forum -- "Living Writing" – will feature keynote speaker Tim Parrish, professor of English at Southern and author of Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, which was selected as the 2014 SCSU Common Read.

tim parrishWednesday, August 27

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Engleman A120


A review in ALA Booklist of Fear and What Follows says, “It is immensely readable and engaging . . . one of those books that, once read, is never forgotten.” Parrish is also the author of The Jumper, a novel (Winner of Texas Review Press's George Garrett Prize for Fiction 2012) and Red Stick Men, a short-story collection (University Press of Mississippi). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of periodicals and in anthologies such as Alive and Awake in the Pelican State (LSU Press), Best of LSU Fiction (Southern Review Press), French Quarter Fiction (Light of New Orleans Press), and Rules of Thumb (Writer's Digest Press). He is the recipient of a Gerald A. Freund Grant-in-Aid from the Whiting Foundation, two Connecticut Artists Fellowships, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and a special mention in the Pushcart Prizes. He is a Professor of English and the architect of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Southern. He grew up in Baton Rouge, La., and received two degrees from Louisiana State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama.

The forum, which will take place in Engleman A120, will begin with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by introductions at 9:00 and the keynote at 9:15. The keynote will be followed by luncheon from noon-1 p.m. in Engleman B121.

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