Friday, March 31, 2023 through Sunday, April 2, 2023 L’Acadian Art Guild Exhibit

Iberia Parish Library hours: Friday, March 31st-8:30 to 5:30Saturday, April 1st-8:30 to 5:30Sunday, April 2nd-1:30 to 5:30 Iberia Parish Main Library445 E. Main St. Exhibit featuring original artwork created by our many talented artists will be on display Friday through Sunday during Library hours.  A reception to meet the artists will be on Friday from…

Friday, March 31, 2023-The Sounds of Iberia Parish

Friday, March 31, 20239:30-10:15Sliman Theatre129 East Main St. In 1974, Barry Jean Ancelet and Ralph Rinzler, director of the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, found themselves working together on the nascent Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. Ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax was a member of the Newport Folk Festival Board when they sent Rinzler to Louisiana in 1964….

March 31, 2023 Jean Laffite Revealed

Friday, March 31, 202310:30-11:15Shadow’s Visitor Center320 East Main St. (Both authors will be available for a book signing after the talk) Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest-Running Mysteries takes a fresh look at the various myths and legends surrounding one of the last great pirates. Beginning in 1805, the book traces Laffite through his…

March 31, 2023, The Historical and Theological Integrity of the Bible as a Literary Work.

Friday, March 31st11:30-12:15Sliman Theater129 East Main St. Fr. Mark Toups is a Catholic priest of 21 years for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in south Louisiana, where he currently serves as Vicar General and Pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Grand Isle. In addition, Fr. Mark is an adjunct faculty member for…

March 31, 2023 Making the Pitch: How to Write for (and Pitch to) Magazines

Friday, March 31st1:45-2:45Shadows Visitor Center320 East Main St. Join 64 Parishes magazine’s editorial staff and two regular contributors for a conversation on the nutsand bolts of writing for (and pitching to) magazines.Panelists: Rien Fertel is a columnist for 64 Parishes and the author of four books: Imagining the Creole City, TheOne True Barbecue, Southern Rock…

Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy

Friday, March 31st3:45-4:30Main Iberia Public Library 445 East Main St. Dr. Savoy will be reading new works from her soon-to-be-released book:  “Black Creole Chronicles” scheduled for a Spring release date. Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana’s current poet laureate and English professor at DillardUniversity, will inspire us with her poetry and ‘’raise our consciousness to a greaterappreciation…