Arts and culture

An English professor from Plano, Texas, will give Friday’s keynote address about the evolution of the Hurricane Katrina literary genre at Northwestern State University’s Louisiana Studies Conference. It runs through Saturday, Sept. 12.

Kate Archer Kent

Centenary College will exhibit visual works and poetry of its freshmen class Saturday. They started college earlier this month with a nine-day trip to Paris as part of the college’s first-year immersion experience called Centenary in Paris. Here are some observations:

Tika Laudun

The stories of lives rebuilt and splintered 10 years after Hurricane Katrina are at the heart of a new Louisiana Public Broadcasting documentary that premieres Sunday.

A Pine Tree High School art teacher is recognized by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and the national education nonprofit Expeditionary Learning.

Three cross-curricular projects of Elizabeth White of Longview were accepted into the Center for Student Work or CSW in July. The CSW is a collection of curated student work where teachers share classroom projects that produced awesome results.

Kate Archer Kent

Two northwest Louisiana high school students from Haughton and Shreveport will travel to Carmel, Indiana, this month to compete in a week-long vocal competition called the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Academy.

Forty teen vocalists from 16 states will hone their skills focused on a music era spanning the 1920s to the 1960s, inspired by Broadway and Hollywood musicals.