Eric Alai, an Instructor of English from LSUA, will be the first speaker in the spring Cavanaugh Lecture Series,
which starts Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 P.M. in the Alexandria Museum of Art.
Mr. Alai has won multiple awards for his short stories and poems, including two First Place awards in the
Galesburg’s Public Library Annual Creative Writing Contests. Other notable awards include an
Honorable Mention in the Twenty-Sixth Carl Sandburg College Poetry Competition and an
Anne Keaton Scholarship Award for Promising Writers from Illinois State University.