Programs by Genre - Autobiography, Biography, and Memoir

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 6
Beating the Odds: Inspirational Stories of Community Heroes
Julian Rankin, Catfish Dream: Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta
Allen Cheney, Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
From the Bronx to the Bayou: A Defense Attorney's Odyssey from Charles Evers to Edwin Edwards and Beyond
Mike Fawer

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
My Louisiana Odyssey: A Memoir
Jim Brown

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Memoirs at Home and Abroad
Tena Clark, Southern Discomfort: A Memoir
Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House
Margaret McMullan, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return
with Sheryl St. Germain


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.

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