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Cavanaugh Lecture Series Resumes with "This Poet Means Business"

by Sarah Black | Oct 03, 2017
The Cavanaugh Lecture Series is back!

Sponsored by the Department of Art, English, and Humanities at LSUA, the Cavanaugh Lecture Series resumes this month with “This Poet Means Business.”

Presented by Jim Clinton, president and CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Alexandria Museum of Art.

Clinton’s poetry, which appears under the name “James Harmon Clinton”, has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals, magazines, and newspapers. His book of verse, What is Fair, was published by Louisiana State University Press and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Clinton has also been lead author on publications such as Invented Here, The Mercedes and the Magnolia, The New Architecture of Rural Prosperity, Innovation with a Southern Accent, and Brave New South.

The Cavanaugh Lecture Series offers members of the community an opportunity to hear knowledgeable and engaging speakers address a wide range of topics in the arts and humanities.

The Cavanaugh Lecture Series is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Gallagher at