Philip Melancon



Philip Melancon’s professional life has four interests: First, he owns the legendary Neutral Ground Coffeehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second, he is and has been the piano player in the Bayou Bar at the Ponchartrain Hotel since 1992. Third, he has written and performed over 60 different cabaret shows. Finally, he still dips his toes into the world of children as a storyteller and performer…because ”toe tickles are good to have when ya need 'em.”



11:30 a.m. to noon
Storytelling Tent

Storyteller and Musician


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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