First Friday features McNeese MFA students

By Special to the American Press

The First Friday Reading Series

presents poetry and fiction reading by Sarah Heying and Mila Tangier at 7

p.m. Friday, Sept.

7, at the Porch Coffee House. The Porch partnered with the Arts

& Humanities Council to present this reading series, which

features poets and writers on the first Friday of each month.

The Porch will also host a writer’s open mic session following the reading.

Heying is pursuing her MFA in creative

writing at McNeese State University. She spends most of her free time

writing fiction

and reviewing submissions for the Ostrich Review. Tangier earned

her bachelor’s degree from Eugene Lang College in New York

and is presently a graduate candidate in the MFA program at

McNeese. She has two poems forthcoming in the fall issue of Quiddity.

The Porch, at 4710 Common St., offers live music following each reading. For more about the reading series, contact the Arts

Council at 439-2787 or visit