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SUBR Library annual Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Program, May 2 - 5/2/2014 -

The Southern University Baton Rouge John B. Cade Library dean of Libraries, faculty, and staff will acknowledge the winners of the 4th Annual Pinkie Gordon Lane Poetry Contest Friday, May 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. on the first floor of Southern University's John B. Cade Library.

The guest speaker will be Mika Cooper a student from West Feliciana High School who has a 4.2 grade point average.

Special guest WAFB news anchor Donna Britt will present the awards to the winners..

Participating high schools include McKinley High, Caddo Magnet High, Catholic High, Scotlandville Magnet, Thomas Jefferson High for Advance Studies, Woodlawn High, Port Allen High, Denham Spring High, Mentorship Academy (Baton Rouge), and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
Four winners and four honorable mention selections were made by a panel of judges from Southern's English Department, LSU English Department, Baton Rouge Community College, and the community.

The annual competition is named in honor of the late Pinkie Gordon Lane who served as the chair of the English Department at Southern from 1974 until her retirement in 1986. Lane was the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. from LSU and was Poet Laureate of Louisiana from 1989-1993.

The event is free and open to the public.


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