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 Lafitte Revealed

Friday, March 31, 202310:30-11:15Shadow’s Visitor Center320 East Main St. 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 rise to power as a privateer and smuggler in the Gulf, his…

Mother/Daughter Brunch and a Live Podcast with Ainsley Britain

Saturday, April 1st10:30-12:00Preservation Bar and Grill225 West Main St. Cost: $20.00 Take your idea from dream to done during this mother/daughter workshop with local Author, Ainsley Britain. During this workshop and live podcast recording, Ainsley will share her own experiences of becoming a published author and use these to help you identify actionable steps to…

Panel Discussion: Cajun Cookbooks and the Essential Part They Play in Everyday Louisiana.

Saturday, April 1, 20239:00-9:45Sliman Theater129 East Main St. Moderator Stanley Dry and presenters Marcelle Bienvenu and Gerald Patout will discuss why people love and use Cajun cookbooks. This presentation will provide you with their “take” on Louisiana Cajun cooking and how family recipes past down from generation to generation are very much a part of…

Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy

Friday, March 31st3:45-4:30Main Iberia Public Library 445 East Main St. 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 of the reading and writing of poetry.” Dr. Saloy is an award-winning author and folklorist, educator and scholar of…

Children’s Activities and Book Fair (Entire Weekend Schedule)

Come join us for wonderfully fun and exciting activities for your child(ren) all weekend. Short Story Contest Children in grades four through grade six are invited to participate in our Short Story Contest about Choo Choo (pronounced Shu Shu) the alligator, our literary festival mascot.  Entries will base their story on adventures in South Louisiana….