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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

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TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Authors

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Debbie Johnson-Houston
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Debbie “Delafoisse” Johnson-Houston received her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and completed her Bachelors of Arts from McNeese State University in 1979. Johnson-Houston has been in the library profession for more than thirty years. She was appointed Director of Frazar Memorial Library in April 2010. In spring 2011, she was elected by her peers to the Online Computer Library Center Global Council as a Delegate for the Americas Region.

Lake Charles

Isolated from the main transportation routes during the early 19th century, Lake Charles was a backwater of 500 people when incorporated in 1867. The arrival of the schooners and the railroad integrated it into the corridor between Galveston, Houston, and New Orleans, and Lake Charles grew rapidly after the Civil War. Streams of migrants from Europe, nearby communities in Texas and Louisiana, and northern states moved here and built a booming lumber industry. Though beset by fires, storms, and floods, the city rebuilt many times, and in the 20th century, Lake Charles and its environs became an important petrochemical center. Today, the city sponsors annual festivals that celebrate its heritage. Lake Charles supports many fine public schools, a regional university, and artistic endeavors of which it is justly proud, including a symphony, a community band, and a variety of choruses, theater associations, and dance companies—all of which are pictured within the pages of Images of America: Lake Charles.

 

11 AM – NOON

House Committee Room 6

Discussion

Picturing Louisiana’s Past

 

12:15 PM – 1 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing