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Book Talks

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

River Music: An Atchafalaya Story (Ann McCutchan)
Location: Capitol Park Museum Third Floor Gallery

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Adventures of America's Banana King (Rich Cohen)
Location: Senate Chamber

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana's Historic Pointe Coupee Parish (Randy Harelson)
Location: Capitol Park Welcome Glass Room

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans (Lawrence Powell)
Location: Capitol Park Museum Third Floor Gallery

Noon - 12:45 p.m.

The Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces (Cory MacLauchlin)
Location: Senate Chamber

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Newcomb College, 1886-2006: Higher Education for Women in New Orleans (Susan Tucker and Beth Willinger)
Location: Capitol Park Museum Third Floor Gallery

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Civil War Baton Rouge, Port Hudson and Bayou Sara: Capturing the Mississippi (Dennis J. Dufrene)
Location: Capitol Park Museum Third Floor Gallery

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer's View of the Early Twentieth Century (Arthé A. Anthony)
Location: House Committee Room 6

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

A Free Man of Color and His Hotel: Race, Reconstruction, and the Role of the Federal Government (Carol Gelderman)
Location: Capitol Park Museum Third Floor Gallery

4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920sJohn Shelton Reed
Location: House Chamber

4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Louisiana Aviation: An Extraordinary History in Photographs(Vincent P. Caire)
Location: House Committee Room 6

Discussions

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy
David Taylor with Lawrence Powell moderating
Location: House Committee Room 5

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

A Difficult Woman:
The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
Alice Kessler Harris with Susan Larson moderating
Location: Senate Chamber

11 a.m. - Noon

Picturing Louisiana's Past
Janet Allured, Jessica Hutchings and Debbie Johnson-Houston, Lake Charles Sherry T. Broussard, African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana Faye Phillips, Cemeteries of Baton Rouge
Location: House Committee Room 6

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch
- An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne
Dr. Christopher Cenac and Claire Domangue Joller with Ken Wells moderating
Location: House Committee Room 3

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Conversations with Tim Gautreaux
Contributors Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane, WWNO "The Reading Life" host Susan Larson and author/librarian Dayne Sherman joining editor L. Lamar Nisly for a discussion of this collection of literary conversations with our 2009 Louisiana Writer Award recipient
Location: Capitol Park Museum Auditorium

Screenings

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

John Kennedy Toole: the omega point
Joe Sanford's documentary film exploring the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces
Location: Capitol Park Welcome Center Screening Room

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Soul of a People: Writing America's Story
A ground-breaking documentary on 1930s America and the Federal Writers' Project, which documented in riveting detail life during the Great Depression and helped launch talents such as Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, John Cheever, Richard Wright, Studs Terkel, Margaret Walker, Nelson Algren and Jim Thompson. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion of the film with David Taylor and Lawrence Powell.
Location: Capitol Park Welcome Center Screening Room

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood
Join documentary filmmakers Al Godoy, Tika Laudun and C. E. Richard as they screen their one-hour LPB documentary focusing on the most significant events in the state's first two centuries. Narrated by Grammy and Emmy winner and New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr.
Location: Capitol Park Welcome Center Screening Room