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:
February 7, 2019: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Hosted by the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the 3rd floor of the Edith Garland Dupré Library. The book club will be from 6-7:00 pm. Copies of this book can be checked out from the Lafayette Public Library or the Edith Garland Dupre Library ( if you are a student, faculty, staff, or a member of the friends of the library program)
March 14, 2019: TBA
April 11, 2019: Poetry reading with Darrell Bourque. Hosted by the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the 3rd floor of the Edith Garland Dupré Library. This Event will be from 6-7:00 pm. It is free and open to the public
September 12, 2019: TBA
October 10, 2019: TBA
November 14, 2019: TBA