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January 23rd, 2023

Ceremony for the Ernest J. Gaines Commemorative Forever Stamp

Attend the U.S. Postal Service's Ernest J. Gaines Forever Stamp first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony.... Read More ➝
October 19th, 2020

8th Annual Gaines Lecture Series

On Thursday, October 29, the Ernest J. Gaines Center will host its 8th Annual Gaines Lecture Series at 5:00 p.m.... Read More ➝
October 6th, 2020

A Memorial for Dr. Ernest J. Gaines

Join this virtual event on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friends, colleagues, and scholars of Dr.... Read More ➝
October 5th, 2020

2020 Mount Zion Cemetery Clean-Up (Cancelled)

The annual Mount Zion Cemetery Clean-Up is cancelled this year. ... Read More ➝
January 30th, 2020

"Gather at the River: A Tribute to Ernest J. Gaines"

Baton Rouge, La. -- The Louisiana Center for the Book at the State Library of Louisiana will celebr... Read More ➝
November 5th, 2019

UL Lafayette's First Writer-In-Residence, Professor Emeritus Dr. Ernest J. Gaines Passes Away

On November 5, 2019, Dr. Ernest J. Gaines peacefully passed away at his home in the presence of his wife, Mrs.... Read More ➝
September 30th, 2019

2019 Mount Zion Cemetery Clean Up

The annual Mount Zion Cemetery Clean Up will take place on October 26, 2019.... Read More ➝
September 30th, 2019

7th Annual Gaines Lecture Series

(Lafayette, LA)-- Acclaimed Southern author and scholar, Dr. Trudier Harris will deliver the Annual Ernest J.... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2019

In memory of former Governor, Kathleen Blanco, friend & advocate of the Gaines Center

We were saddened to hear of the passing of former Governor Kathleen Blanco.... Read More ➝