(October 23, 2013)

Centenary hosts Attaway Fellow Bobby Bridger

SHREVEPORT, LA — Bobby Bridger, an internationally known "singer/songwriter/poet/actor/playwright/author/painter," will be visiting the campus as an Attaway Fellow from October 25 to November 2. Bridger will participate in public performances and interact with students in classes.

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Attaway Fellow Bobby Bridger

Bridger has recorded several albums with Monument, RCA, and Golden Egg Records and has appeared twice on PBS's "Austin City Limits," ABC's "Good Morning America," NPR, A&E and C-Span. He is the composer of "Heal In The Wisdom," the official anthem of the internationally famous Kerrville Folk Festival for 25 years.

Bridger has been an artist-in-residence at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, the John G. Neihardt Center in Bancroft, Nebraska, and Yellowstone National Park.

He starred in Dale Wasserman's groundbreaking musical, Shakespeare and The Indians and was featured with David Carradine and Will Sampon in the drama Black Elk Speaks. Full company productions of Bridger's Seekers of the Fleece ran for eight consecutive summer seasons in Wyoming. He is the author of the award-winning book Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing The Wild West and A Ballad of the West and contributed essays to anthologies on western icons Frank Waters and John G. Neihardt as well as numerous magazine and newspaper features.

Presentations and performances open to the public include

Friday, October 25

7:00 p.m.
Lakota: A Ballad of the West, Part III
Free Concert
Hargrove Memorial Bandshell
Centenary College of Louisiana

Thursday, October 31
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Free Public Lecture and Performance
Kilpatrick Auditorium
Centenary College of Louisiana

Funded by and named for Douglas and Marion Attaway, the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture, Attaway Fellows, and Attaway Scholars designations are awarded to intellectuals who have made notable contributions to the public discussion. Any student, faculty or staff member may propose Attaway Fellows or Scholars to the Convocation Committee, who in turn make recommendations to the Provost.