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Books From the Bayou

Books from the Bayou is a collaborative effort between the Ernest J. Gaines Center, Center for Louisiana Studies the UL Lafayette English Department, and the Lafayette Public Library to explore text and media related to, created in and inspired by South Louisiana and the Acadiana Region. This includes works of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories, Southern Literature, Poetry, African American Literature, Film, Television, graphic novels, and much more.

This book club will meet once a month to discuss new texts or dig deeper into favorites. Our upcoming dates and titles are:

October 9th, 2018: Bayou State Book Talk Hosted by The Center For Louisiana Studies. The featured author is Jam Risher, and she will be discussing her new book Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers and Other Long Stories Short. This book is a collection of newspaper columns originally featured in the Daily Advertiser. This Author Talk will be at the Lafayette Public Library (301 Congress Street) from 6:30-8:00 pm.