Applications open for Ernest J. Gaines Summer Teaching Institute

The Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in conjunction with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, is hosting the Second Annual Ernest J. Gaines Summer Teaching Institute June 8-June 12, 2015 for educators who would like to learn more about Ernest Gaines’ writings and how to incorporate the writings into their classrooms. The deadline to apply for the Second Annual Ernest J. Gaines Summer Teaching Institute is March 18, 2015. The institute will be limited to 10 participants, and each participant will receive a $200 stipend and a certificate showing their participation for professional development purposes. To apply, complete the application form below. Participants will be notified by April 15, 2015 on the status of their status. Applicants must provide the following information.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
A Gathering of Old Men
A Lesson before Dying

Round table discussion
Examination of archival materials
Lectures from Ernest J. Gaines scholars Dr. Marcia Gaudet and Dr. Darrell Bourque
Creation of pedagogical materials

For more information, visit the Ernest J. Gaines Center’s blog or contact Dr. Matthew Teutsch at (337)-482-1848 or at

The deadline to apply is March 18. For more information, visit