Literary News Highlights

Dr. Nadia Alexis to be Honored as Vance Fellow at 35th Annual NLCC

Dr. Nadia Alexis has been selected to represent the Mississippi School of the Arts as a Vance Fellow at the 35th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration (NLCC) to be held FebruaryRead More…

Literary Arts Welcomes Dr. Jerriod Avant as Guest Artist

Dr. A. H. Jerriod Avant, a published author, was invited as a guest artist in the Literary Arts department of Mississippi School of the Arts. During his time on campus, students learnedRead More…

Dr. Nadia Alexis Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

JACKSON, MISS. – Nadia Alexis of McComb, Mississippi has been awarded a $500 mini-grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.75 million in grantsRead More…

Literary Students Receive Awards in Fall 2023 Competitions

The Literary Arts Department recently received recognition for entries submitted to the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association’s Best of Mississippi — Literary Magazine Awards, as well as the Eudora Welty Ephemera Prize forRead More…

Two MSA Students Awarded in William Faulkner Literary Competition

Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates two students for receiving awards in the William Faulkner Literary Competition. Joshua Clark, a class of 2024 Media Arts film student, received 2nd place for aRead More…

7 National Award Winners Emerge from Mississippi School of the Arts

Two art departments can celebrate national gold and silver medal recipients. The Visual Arts and Literary Arts departments claimed seven students to the honors received in the 2023 National Scholastic Art andRead More…

MSA Literary Student Writers Capture 121 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Literary Arts department received results from the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Regional Competition. Students from the class have captured 121 total awards in this year’s competition. MSA’s Literary program instructorRead More…

Literary Arts Department Recognizes Award Winners in Recent Newsletter

The creative writers of MSA’s Literary Arts Department have been generating new writing, revising, workshopping, blogging, assembling their work into chapbook and collection form in creative ways, and submitting to contest andRead More…

MSA Announces New Literary Arts Instructor, Nadia Alexis, for 2022-2023

Mississippi School of the Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Nadia Alexis as the new Literary Arts Instructor for 2022-2023. Nadia comes to us from Oxford, Mississippi, where she hasRead More…

4 MSA Literary Students Awarded National Medals in Scholastic Writing

Four literary art students at the Mississippi School of the Arts received national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Hunter Nix, a junior from Laurel, Mississippi, received a Gold MedalRead More…

MSA Announces Sydney Knotts as 2022 STAR Student

Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to announce STAR student and STAR teacher. Sydney Knotts, an MSA senior literary student from Soso, MS, has been named STAR Student for the 2021-2022Read More…

MSA Literary Students Capture 35 Gold Keys and More

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Literary Arts Department captured 108 total Scholastic Writing awards for the 2022 regional competition. The competitive event, held every year by Scholastics Art and Writing, encouragesRead More…

Taylor Lafayette Receives Playwright Recognition in National Competition

A high school senior from Benoit, MS, currently attending the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, has received national recognition for an award-winning literary piece, “Salted Lemonade.” The play was enteredRead More…

MSA Literary Department Launches First-Ever Podcast Series

Podcasting has been around for several years now, but it’s starting to pick up steam with companies and organizations marketing their brands across the digital platform. You’ve probably seen the question ariseRead More…

Callie Matthews and Maleigh Crespo Receive National Medals

Two MSA students will be recognized on a national level this summer for receiving top medals in the National Scholastic Writing Competition, an award presented by the Alliance for Young Artists &Read More…

Morgan Love Takes Number One Spot in State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Morgan Love, a senior Literary Arts student from Jackson, has secured the top spot in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud state competition. This marks the second year in a row that Morgan hasRead More…

Students Receive Honors in Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competitions

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates junior and senior artists for their awarded achievements in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Competition. The works of theses talented young artists receivingRead More…

Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons, a senior literary student from Jackson, MS, was selected as one of seven in the country to present “Togetha,” a play about gun violence. Azya is the recipient of 2Read More…

Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

The Literary Arts Department may now add additional Scholastic awards to its portfolio after 5 students received national medalists notifications in the National Scholastic Writing competition. Students Kerri Bland (Senior from Pontotoc),Read More…

Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates Clinnesha Sibley for receiving the 2020 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More…

Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary student at Mississippi School of the Arts, has received the first-ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. Launched this spring, the scholarship at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) seeks toRead More…
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