Professor Emerita Lynn Hoggard
will read from her award-winning poetry collection at 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, in
Legacy Hall’s Multipurpose Room. Students Kristy Henderson and David Milks also
will read for this event in the Red River Reading Series.
Hoggard’s latest book, Bushwhacking Home: Poems, won first
place in the 2018 Press Women of Texas poetry competition. She has written
several books, including Motherland:
Stories and Poems from Louisiana, and Married
to Dance: The Story of Irina and Frank Pal. Hoggard has also published
translations of poems and novels, including Nelida,
which won the Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation from the Texas
Institute of Letters.
Hoggard grew up in Cajun South
Louisiana speaking Cajun French before she spoke English. She spent three years
in France as a teacher and researcher. Hoggard was Professor of English and
Foreign Languages at MSU Texas from 1986-2011. She was named Hardin Professor
in 1997. During 2005, she taught English and French in MSU Texas’ Study Abroad
Program at the Abbey in Pontlevoy, France.
The reading series is an opportunity
for students and faculty to share poetry and prose. Admission is free and
refreshments will be served. Contact Dr. John Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.