Professor Joe Porter Working With Louis Garza

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 Professor Joe Porter has worked with Louis Garza, Class of 2017, Highest Distinction, on a fiction-writing independent study.  During this time Louis has written the opening chapters for a novel based on his grandfather’s life, Full and by the Wind.

Louis has been awarded highest honors by the English Department for his narrative.  He is one of the 2017 William M. Blackburn Scholarship recipients; this honor recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of creative writing. 

The William M. Black Scholarship was established in 1962 to honor Professor William Blackburn (1899-1969) who first began teaching creative writing at Duke.