National Writing Project

Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project Affiliated Radio Program Receives Award

Publication: Southeastern Louisiana University
Date: July 10, 2012

Summary: New Orleans in Words, a radio program produced by 90.9FM KSLU, was recognized with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Sound Design by the 18th Annual Communicator Awards. The program features pieces written by members and guests of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, set against a backdrop of the sounds of New Orleans.


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[New Orleans in Words] features writings from members and guests of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) that were set to the ambience and sounds of the Crescent City. From tugboat horns on the Mississippi River at dawn to the raucous sounds of New Orleans nightlife, the program chronicles a day in the life of the Big Easy as seen through the eyes of participating writers.

The show was the fifth collaborative project between SLWP and KSLU, said station General Manager Todd Delaney. . . .

SLWP Project Director Richard Louth said he was pleased with the production and the recognition it brings to the writing project.

"The Writing Marathon concept started right here at Southeastern and has become a model for National Writing Project sites across the country," Louth added.

All of the pieces were written by area writing teachers participating in SLWP's annual New Orleans Writing Marathon, a three-day summer event where writers fan out across New Orleans to capture their experiences, explained Louth, a professor of English. . . .

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