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creative writing classes

The Loyola Writing Institute's fall session begins the week of September 22, with classes in screenwriting, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and on developing a writing practice. Classes for writers of all levels, at Loyola, in the Marigny, Bywater, and in Covington. To receive email notification and schedules of upcoming community creative writing classes, email For more information on classes, locations, and instructors, and registration, check here. Registration deadline is Friday September 19.


Submissions are now open for the 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction. Deadline December 15, 2014. Winner recieves $1000 and publication in New Orleans Review. GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSIONS

The Walker Percy Bibliography Project

We have completed the first stage of our ongoing project to compile a comprehensive bibliography of books by, about, and including Walker Percy. Entries are listed alphabetically by author’s or editor’s last name. The list currently lists only English language books.  (Please click on "Go" in the top box to the right.) If you see any errors or omissions, please let us know at Thank you! 

Patrick Samway, S. J. Papers

The Samway Papers include a range of material related to Father Samway's interest in and research on Southern literature with a focus on his biography of Walker Percy published in 1997. Father Samway corresponded with a number of writers, scholars, and members of the Percy family. In addition, Father Samway has donated a large collection of books by and about Southern authors that are housed in the Special Collections Room of the Monroe Library.


Thank you to all the writers who entered the contest, and congratulations to the winner, runners-up, and finalists. And thank you to our final judge, Christine Wiltz. Submissions are open for the 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction. Winner recieves $1000 and publication in New Orleans Review. SUBMIT

winner: Cassie Condrey, "Because You're Mine"

runners-up: Scott Thomason, "Plywood Jesus"; Sharon Solwitz, "A Small, Bright Room"

finalists: Marilyn Abildskov, "Something Grand"; Joshua Armstrong, "Ligne de Fuite"; Scott Gloden, "Whoroscope"; Chelsea Hogue, "Deeply, There, Thank You, Finally"; Dan Mancilla, "The Last Good Act of Folquet the Man"; Linda McCoullough Moore, "What a Lifetime Is"; Mark Wisniewski, "Pets"


Thank you to everyone involved with the STILL LOST IN THE COSMOS: Walker Percy and the 21st Century Conference. The Conference was a huge success. We hope to see you at the next Walker Percy Center Conference in October 2015. We will be announcing it and posting a Call for Papers soon!  Click here to view the STILL LOST Conference keynote address.

Walker Percy Center t-shirts and STILL LOST Conference mugs are available for sale. E-mail to order.

WPC MAILING LIST    Click here to be added to our mailing list.

Photos of Walker Percy courtesy of Rhoda K. Faust

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