Alexis Braud is a Cajun native, rambler, and eccentric farm wife. With her books and art, she celebrates the things that deeply matter in our lives here in the South. A graduate of Nicholls State University, she lives with her books, drawings, dreams, and family along Bayou Lafourche, the same bayou on which she grew up.
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
The feathered and furry leap to center stage in this bayou-based introduction to ballet. Join hands with the armadillo in the pas de deux or pirouette with the panther. You'll find plenty of ballet-loving creatures to dance along with, whether your preferred cavalier is the crawfish or the alligator. Budding ballerinas will love the humorous illustrations paired with friendly explanations of dance terms, making the moves easy to understand and remember for young learners.
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.