S123. Xavier University of Louisiana Creative Writing Minor 20th Anniversary Reading
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Biljana D. Obradović is a Serbian American poet (three collections; newest, Incognito), translator (Gery, Kunitz, Weigl, de Rachewiltz, Osundare, Milanovic, Anthology Cat Painters of Serbian Poetry), who teaches at Xavier University of LA in New Orleans.
Patrice Melnick is cofounder of Xavier University's creative writing minor. Melnick writes essays and poems, and currently directs the Festival of Words nonprofit organization in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. She pays the bills working in tourism, helping visitors have fun.
Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. He’s also a Cave Canem graduate fellow. Moody's first book of poetry is entitled The Doomy Poems. His second collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the Cave Canem second book prize.
Kayla Briette Rodney, currently a student at the University of Florida pursuing her PhD in English, earned her BA in English at Xavier University of Louisiana, and her MFA in poetry at San Diego State University. Her current areas of focus are race, education, and Womanism.