Christina Vella received her Ph.D. in European and United States history from Tulane University in New Orleans where she was recently Visiting Professor. She has been a consultant for the United States State Department, NPR, PBS, and the History Channel. Her most recent book is George Washington Carver: A Life. A biography, Ataturk and the Unveiling of Turkey, is in publication. She lectures widely on a variety of subjects. For information see www.christinavella.com.
10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Chamber
Louisiana Writer Award Ceremony
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
A Conversation with Christina Vella
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 1
Charlotte Bronte and the Crazy Genius Family
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