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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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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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Henry Cancienne
Henry  Cancienne picture

Henry Cancienne has photographed his native Louisiana for many decades, finding inspiration in the cypress swamps and sugar cane fields, the bald eagles of Bayou Lafourche, the butterfly shrimp trawlers, the weathered Creole and Acadian cottages and magnificent plantations, gulf beaches, and the interesting people encountered along the way. Cancienne's photographs have been published in Southern Breeze, Country Discoveries, Country Roads, Jewish Living, various local newspapers and tourist brochures, and are featured in several forthcoming books.

Main Streets of Louisiana

In 1980, realizing that across the nation significant historic commercial districts were at risk of being lost, the National Trust for Historic Preservation established the National Main Street Center to help revitalize deteriorating downtowns by focusing on preservation combined with sustainable economic development. In 1984 Louisiana joined the national network. Today there are twenty-nine Louisiana Main Street communities and four Main Street Urban Districts, thirty-three programs that are as different as they are alike in their attempts to improve their economic bases and rehabilitate historic buildings for productive, often repurposed life. Louisiana?s lovely little Main Street communities are scattered across the state, providing a huge diversity, as may be seen by the spectacular full-color images that capture the spirit and soul of each place. The earliest ones developed along the major waterways, while inland ones had to await the coming of the railroad. Many are parish seats of government, the historic commercial corridors flanking iconic courthouses and town squares. Some are tiny, and the ethnic heritages are French, Spanish, Creole, Acadian, English, Italian, German and all the other cultural influences in this gumbo state of Louisiana. But they all have one thing in common, a burning desire to hold on to their unique sense of place and to preserve the early downtowns that were the heart and soul of the communities.

Featuring the Main Streets of: Abbeville, Bastrop, Clinton, Columbia, Crowley, Denham? Springs, DeRidder, Donaldsonville, Eunice, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Leesville, Minden, Morgan City, Natchitoches, New Iberia, New Roads, Opelousas, Plaquemine, Ponchatoula, Ruston, St. Francisville, St. Martinville, Slidell, Springhill, Thibodaux, Winnsboro, and the New Orleans? Urban Districts: North Rampart Street, O.C. Haley Boulevard, St. Claude Avenue, and Broad Street.

 

10 AM – 10:45 AM

House Committee Room 6

Book Talk

Main Streets of Louisiana

 

11 AM – 11:45 AM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing