Celebrating New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux's Hometown,
and Great Southern Writers

Rebecca Wells, Author

Rebecca Wells, Author

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Rebecca Wells is the 2019 Books Along the Teche Literary Festival Great Southern Writer! Join Us for her special show April 6 in Downtown New Iberia!

Plan your trip for the 2019 Books Along the Teche Literary Festival!

Be in New Iberia on April 5, 6 and 7, 2019!

Join your best friends in New Iberia, Louisiana for a Cajun adventure under the oaks.  The official, fourth annual Books Along the Teche Literary Festival: Celebrating New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown and Great Southern Writers, will be held April 5 – 7, 2019 predominately in New Iberia’s historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish.

Experience various venues to celebrate literature and its impact on the area’s culture with storytelling, poetry, workshops, readers theater, music, bourée lessons and a tournament, bus and boat tours, a 5K run, plus food, food, food.

Anyone who is familiar with author James Lee Burke and his fictional character, Detective Dave Robicheaux, knows of New Iberia and our fascinating blend of heritage, hospitality and history. Burke spent his summers in New Iberia with relatives, playing and fishing in the many water holes that populate the area. His family’s hometown is clearly very dear to him, as evidenced by the prominent part that his fictionalized version of New Iberia plays in each of his novels.

The Festival celebrates the literary talent that our area has to offer by highlighting each year a different Great Southern Writer.  Rebecca Wells, author of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” will be the featured 2019 Great Southern Writer.  Her symposium on Saturday at 3 p.m. will feature an author reading, a discussion, and a question and answer session. Additional 2019 Festival events will feature Wells’ national best-seller as the topic.  Join us as we explore the wonder of an area rich in history, culture, and lore.

Iberia Preservation Alliance
Main Street New Iberia

Festival Headquarters and Ticket Sales are at Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitors Center,
320 E. Main Street, New Iberia – 337-369-6446.