Reine (ran) Dugas is from New Orleans and teaches English at Southeastern Louisiana University and Tulane University. She’s taken students to Italy for several years with Southeastern’s study abroad program, and has been a faculty member with the University of New Orleans Writing Workshop in Cork, Ireland, and the Montpellier, France program.
Reine is Assistant Editor of Louisiana Literature and Editor-in-Chief of Hot Redhead Media. Along with Heather Fowler, she cohosts the podcast, Booktails—a show about authors and craft. Formerly editor of New Orleans' Where Y'at Magazine, she is now editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. She is publicist for the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival and the Saints and Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival.
Reine teaches writing workshops at the Jefferson Parish Library and works with new writers just learning the craft.
Her nonfiction includes food writing for Chef Emeril Lagasse, travel and personal essays, and scholarly essays, many with a focus on Eudora Welty. Her fiction has appeared in Arkansas Review, Deep South Magazine, South 85 Journal, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature to name a few. One of her stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Deep South Magazine.
She lives in New Orleans with her son and very moody cat, Cici.