Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series

Each year, through the generosity of the Malone Family, CMHS brings a noted author to Caddo Magnet for the Mary Jane Malone Lecture Series. Begun in 1997 to memorialize the life of former student Mary Jane Malone, who had wished to become a writer, the lecture series has hosted twenty-one authors. All students attend the lecture held during the school day, and the school hosts an evening lecture that is free of charge and open to the public. Each year, students also have the opportunity to participate in a writing contest with the possibility of meeting the author in a small group session.


Past Authors:

Ernest Gaines
Miller Williams
Tim Gautreaux
William Joyce
Edward Albee
Sylvia Nasar
Andrei Codrescu
Clyde Edgerton
Kevin Brockmeier
Jill McCorkle
Alan Gratz
Michael Sims
Mario Livio
Garth Stein
Lalita Tademy
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Jamie Ford
Sarah Kay
M. T. Anderson
Ashley Mace Havird
Robert Krulwich
Andy Andrews