Taylor Dupré was born in May 1996 in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of 14, Dupré wrote an original play and went on to write Gumbo on the Bayou at age 16. She is currently an education major at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dupré enjoys creative writing as well as working with children in her spare time.
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Gumbo on the Bayou
4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Gumbo on the BayouGumbo on the Bayou is a tall tale of ole Boudreaux and Thibodeaux down on the bayou in southern Louisiana. Hungry Boudreaux asks Thibodeaux for some food. When Thibodeaux refuses to give Boudreaux food, Boudreaux comes up with a clever plan to trick his friend into making a delicious gumbo. Children will love to learn about sharing and friendship with this Cajun tale.
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