Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.
Olympia Flechet Vernon, American writer. Named Alumnus of Year, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, Professional Artist of Year, Governor State of Louisiana, 2005; recipient Literature Excellence Ernest Gaines award, 2007; Matt Clark Memorial scholar, Louisiana State University, 1999—2000, Words and Music scholar, Tennessee Williams Festival, 2000.
- Writer-in-residence Southeastern Louisiana University, since 2004. Hallie Brown Ford chair Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, since 2006.