Howard Bahr – Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literary Arts

This is a very significant recognition of the writings of one of our faculty —

Congratulations to Howard Bahr (adjunct professor of creative writing at Belhaven) who won this year’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts.

Past winners of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts include the following: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, John Grisham, Cassandra Wilson, Charley Pride, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Larry Brown, Ellen Douglas, Shelby Foote, Willie Morris, Richard Ford, Eudora Welty, Barry Hannah, and Natasha Trethewey.

Congratulations to Howard, and I’m thankful our students have the opportunity to study with him.

The announcement of Mississippi Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts recipients is found HERE.

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