Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing

last week to enroll in a workshop!

Write Now! Enrollment open through Friday March 9 for our spring session of community non-credit creative writing classes. Seats still available in all classes unless otherwise indicated. The spring session of nine-week classes begins the week of March 15. All classes capped at 12. Enroll now to get the class you want. For course descriptions, instructor bios, and enrollment forms, see the Loyola Writing Institute page.

We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end soon. —David Carr


R.I.P. Miller Williams (1930-2015)

The renowned poet passed away in Fayetteville, Arkansas yesterday, January 1. Miller Williams was on the faculty at Loyola in the late 1960s and founded the New Orleans Review.

2015 conference: CALL FOR PAPERS

The third biennial Walker Percy Conference will take place October 16-17, 2015. The conference will focus on Percy's 1966 novel The Last Gentleman, its literary, cultural, and philosophical themes, and its place in Southern and American Literature, but is open to the full spectrum of possible topics as they relate to Percy and his work, including but not limited to psychology, exile, place, travel, philosophy, semiotics, postmodernism, suicide, medicine, and religion. We welcome session proposals and individual paper abstracts addressing any topics relevant to Walker Percy and his work, particularly his novel, The Last Gentleman. The conference will be held in the Monroe Library at Loyola University in New Orleans. Click here to submit abstracts and session proposals.

Photos of Walker Percy courtesy of Rhoda K. Faust

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