Richard Louth



The Writing Marathon: "In Good Company Revealed"


PhD, MA, University of Virginia. BA, Brown University.

Selected Publications:Books: 
Editor. The Writing Marathon: “In Good Company Revealed.” Raleigh, NC: 2011. 

Editor. Katrina: In Their Own Words. Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project. 2006.

Co-authored with Elizabeth Curtin. How to Teach Freshman Composition. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994. 

Co-edited with Ann Martin Scott. Collaborative Technical Writing: Theory and Practice. St. Paul, MN: Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 1989.

Selected Shorter Publications:

“Writing in Good Company in New Orleans.” Louisiana Literature: Special New Orleans Writing Marathon Issue 35.1 (2018).

“The New Orleans Writing Marathon and the Writing World.” Assay 1.2 (Spring 2015).

“In Brief: Autobiography and Life Writing.” Assay 1.1 (Fall 2014).

“Finding Your Muse in New Orleans.” Louisiana Literature 32.1 (2015).

“New Orleans in Letters.” Louisiana Literature 30.1-2 (2013).

“New Orleans in Words.” Louisiana Literature 28.1 (2011).

“Katrina in Words: Collecting, Creating, and Publishing Writing on the Storm.”  Circulating Communities: The Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing, edited byPaula Mathieu, Steve Parks, and Tiffany Rousculp. NY: Lexington Books, 2012.

“Katrina in Words: Writing the Storm.” Journal of College Writing 9 (2007).

“The New Orleans Writing Marathon.” The Quarterly 24.1 (Winter 2002): 3-9.9 Nov. 2011 <>.

“Read, Write, and Learn: Improving Literacy Instruction Across the Disciplines.” Co-authored with Bonnie Hain. Teaching in the Twenty-First Century: Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum. Ed. Alice Robertson and Barbara Smith. NY: Falmer Press, 1999.


2018Southeastern “40 years of Service” Award (1978-2018)

2018Southeastern Honors Professor of the Year 2017Louisiana Endowment for Humanities “Light up for Literacy” Award 2001

President’s Excellence in Teaching Award

2001Louisiana Endowment for Humanities “Special Humanities” Award”

1997  Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences (1997-2000)1992  Founding Director of Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project

1991  Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

1990  Founding Coordinator of English Proficiency

1990 Founding Director of Southeastern Writing Center

1988  Director of Freshman English