Programs by Genre - Autobiography, Biography, and Memoir

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 2
Father Figures: Complicated Relationships
David Rae Morris, Love, Daddy: Letters from My Father
Emilie Rhys, New Orleans Music Observed: The Art of Noel Rockmore and Emilie Rhys
with David Johnson
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, John J. Hainkel Jr. Room
The Flight: A Father’s War, a Son’s Search
Tyler Bridges
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
Hakeem Oluseyi
Dr. Oluseyi’s appearance made possible in part by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with funding made possible by the state of Louisiana.
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Local Louisiana Heroes
Christopher A. Kennedy, Louisiana Tech’s Joe Aillet
Katy Morlas Shannon, Antoine of Oak Alley: The Unlikely Origin of Southern Pecans and the Enslaved Man Who Cultivated Them
Cheryl H. White, Shreveport Martyrs of 1873: The Surest Path to Heaven
with Hampton Ryan
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Personal Histories: Memoirs
Elizabeth Miki Brina, Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir
Jane Goette, A River Road Memoir: Coming of Age in a Small South Louisiana River Town in the 1950s and 1960s
Freddie Pitcher Jr., Breaking Barriers: A View from the Bench
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 2
A Conversation with Al Copeland Jr.
with David Johnson

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