Literary News Highlights

MSA Announces New Literary Arts Instructor, Nadia Alexis, for 2022-2023

Mississippi School of the Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Nadia Alexis as the new Literary Arts Instructor for 2022-2023. Nadia comes to us from Oxford, Mississippi, where she hasRead More…

4 MSA Literary Students Awarded National Medals in Scholastic Writing

Four literary art students at the Mississippi School of the Arts received national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Hunter Nix, a junior from Laurel, Mississippi, received a Gold MedalRead More…

MSA Announces Sydney Knotts as 2022 STAR Student

Mississippi School of the Arts is proud to announce STAR student and STAR teacher. Sydney Knotts, an MSA senior literary student from Soso, MS, has been named STAR Student for the 2021-2022Read More…

MSA Literary Students Capture 35 Gold Keys and More

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Literary Arts Department captured 108 total Scholastic Writing awards for the 2022 regional competition. The competitive event, held every year by Scholastics Art and Writing, encouragesRead More…

Taylor Lafayette Receives Playwright Recognition in National Competition

A high school senior from Benoit, MS, currently attending the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, has received national recognition for an award-winning literary piece, “Salted Lemonade.” The play was enteredRead More…

MSA Literary Department Launches First-Ever Podcast Series

Podcasting has been around for several years now, but it’s starting to pick up steam with companies and organizations marketing their brands across the digital platform. You’ve probably seen the question ariseRead More…

Callie Matthews and Maleigh Crespo Receive National Medals

Two MSA students will be recognized on a national level this summer for receiving top medals in the National Scholastic Writing Competition, an award presented by the Alliance for Young Artists &Read More…

Morgan Love Takes Number One Spot in State Poetry Out Loud Competition

Morgan Love, a senior Literary Arts student from Jackson, has secured the top spot in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud state competition. This marks the second year in a row that Morgan hasRead More…

Students Receive Honors in Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competitions

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates junior and senior artists for their awarded achievements in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Competition. The works of theses talented young artists receivingRead More…

Azya Lyons Receives National Recognition by Playwrights and Critics

Azya Lyons, a senior literary student from Jackson, MS, was selected as one of seven in the country to present “Togetha,” a play about gun violence. Azya is the recipient of 2Read More…

Literary Students Add To Collection of National Medals Portfolio Showcase

The Literary Arts Department may now add additional Scholastic awards to its portfolio after 5 students received national medalists notifications in the National Scholastic Writing competition. Students Kerri Bland (Senior from Pontotoc),Read More…

Clinnesha D. Sibley Receives 2020 Award from Arts Institute of Mississippi

The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates Clinnesha Sibley for receiving the 2020 AIM Award by the Arts Institute of Mississippi. According to the institute’s web site, “The Arts Institute of MississippiRead More…

Imani Skipwith Receives First-Ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary student at Mississippi School of the Arts, has received the first-ever, Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship. Launched this spring, the scholarship at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) seeks toRead More…

Morgan Love Wins First in Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud State Competition

A junior literary art student at Mississippi School of the Arts is the state champion for Poetry Out Loud, a competition where students recite selected poems in front of a panel ofRead More…

Literary Students Excel in Mississippi Scholastic Writing Competition

Each year, students at Mississippi School of the Arts, as well as other schools across the state and nation, participate in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Thousands of submissions are juriedRead More…

Two Students Invited to Attend Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

Imani Skipwith, a senior Literary Arts major, as well as Azya Lyons, a junior, were both invited to attend the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium on October 11th, 2019, at the Mississippi UniversityRead More…

MSA Visual and Literary Students Receive National Awards for 2019

Mississippi School of the Arts celebrates national achievements throughout the course of the school year. During the spring, students in Visual and Literary received national recognition for their recent work in theRead More…

Alysia Burton Steele Visits MSA as Artist-In-Residence

Recently, Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed author Alysia Burton Steele to campus for a three-day artist residency. Alysia is the assistant professor of journalism in the School of Journalism at theRead More…

Jackson Palmer Named 2018-2019 STAR Student

Jackson Palmer of Brandon has been named Mississippi School of the Arts’ STAR Student for the 2018-2019 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of theRead More…

Students Receive Regional Awards in 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) congratulates junior and senior literary artists, including two senior theatre students, for their awarded achievements in the 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition. The works of theseRead More…

Angie Thomas, Author of “The Hate U Give,” Talks to MSA Students

A Jackson, Mississippi native, Angela Thomas, participated in a video conference session with Literary students at Mississippi School of the Arts. Angie is the author of the #1 New York Times BestRead More…
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