The Release of the 2020 Jongleur

Jul 23, 2020, 07:16 AM
Copies available on campus

This year's edition of the Jongleur has arrived.

A campus student literary magazine that has been in place for 44 years and was created for the benefit of LSUA supporters, faculty, and staff, the Jongleur is an annual publication of student work that is selected, formatted, edited, and produced by a student staff with the assistance of two faculty members.

For four years, the staff of the Jongleur has held “The LSUA Art and Writing Contest” to give students a platform, encouragement, and reward for artistic and academic endeavors, in addition to securing submissions to the journal. In 2019-20, over 90 LSUA students submitted 317 pages of work.

“I am beyond impressed at the amount of skill, talent, and thoughtfulness these students exhibit,” says Eric Alai, the general editor and LSUA Instructor of English. “As a creative writer, I am inspired and energized by their contributions. Due to the pandemic, this year’s issue is especially significant and poignant, considering that the staff of the Jongleur worked from home to compile and complete the journal through emails and Zoom meetings, a bigger job than most think in normal circumstances. This year’s journal is the best yet! The Jongleur, I believe, shows the vibrant liberal arts environment of LSUA, enhances the campus community, and has become a distinctive voice of its students. The staff and I would like to thank Dr. Bernard Gallagher, the long-time captain of the Jongleur, Dr. Holly Wilson, the Arts, English, and Humanities department chair, for her continued support and promotion, and Dr. John Rowan, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, who made the journal’s production possible, in addition to the faculty of AEH, who contributed all of the prize money.”

Print copies are available in most campus buildings. To download a digital copy of the Jongleur, please follow this link: http://www.lsua.edu/news/publications