The passion of Kirby Jambon for his Louisiana French language and culture has been evident his work as a teacher, activist, actor, storyteller, and writer. His poetry has been published in journals and reviews in three countries. He is the author of two books, L’École Gombo, which was awarded le Prix MondesFrancophones in 2006, and Petites communions: Poèmes, chansons et jonglements, for which he was the first Louisianian honored by the Académie française in 2014.
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor
The Gift of Les Cenelles in Word and Song. A celebration of Louisiana's French language poetry tradition, past and present, featuring French Immersion students reading from the original anthology published New Orleans, 1845.
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