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Book Talk

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

Hearing Sappho in New Orleans: The Call of Poetry from Congo Square to the Ninth Ward (Ruth Salvaggio)
Location: House Committee Room 2

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

Memory Wing
Bill Lavender with Darrell Bourque moderating
Location: State Library of Louisiana Capitol View Room

Discussions, Performances and Readings

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Poets from across the State
Ken Fontenot, In a Kingdom of Birds
Lee Meitzen Grue, Downtown
Christopher Hannan, Southern Poetry Anthology,
Vol. IV: Louisiana (contributor)
Alison Pelegrin, Hurricane Party
With Julie Kane, Moderator
Location: State Library of Louisiana Capitol View Room

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Brainy Acts
NSU's Brainy Acts Poetry Society founding president, Clemonce Heard, and members
Location: Capitol Park Museum Auditorium

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets
Featuring poets Darryl Bourque, Robin Davidson, Ava Leavell Haymon, David M. Parsons and moderated by editor Martha Serpas
Location: State Library of Louisiana Capitol View Room

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

A Poet Back in Louisiana: Martha Serpas
Martha Serpas discusses her poetry with Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane
Location: State Library of Louisiana Capitol View Room

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

WordPlay's Freshhhh Heat
Teen Open Mic & Poetry Lounge
Freshhhh Heat is a monthly open mic and poetry slam put on by Forward Arts' WordPlay Teen Writing Project for teens ages 13-19. The poetry slam is an Olympic-style poetry competition where poets are judged on a scale from 0-10 on the merit of the writing and performances of their original work. The open mic is an opportunity for poets to perform in a non-competitive format.
Location: Capitol Park Museum Auditorium