The Texas Institute of Letters welcomed two new members from UNT this spring. George Getschow, principal lecturer in journalism, and Ann McCutchan, assistant professor of English, were elected in recognition of distinctive literary achievement. McCutchan, who teaches creative writing at UNT, has written several nonfiction books and has two forthcoming, including River Music: Nature, Music and Memory in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin (TAMU Press). She worked as a journalist, magazine writer and editor, and is a musician and librettist. Getschow is a former bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and was runner-up for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He is writer-in-residence for the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and is completing a literary nonfiction book, Walled Kingdom, for publisher Henry Holt.