To my wonderful readers!
If I missed you at the Folk Festival this year you will have another chance to pick up my newest book, The Dragon’s Whistle, at the 20th Annual Creole Heritage Celebration on September 13, 14, and 15, 2018 at the Friedman Student Union at Northwestern State University. This year’s theme is “Struggles & Persistence – But Still We Rise”.
It also sounds like it is going to be a great program if you have any interest in Louisiana history (and you should have). Below is the agenda. We will have a table set up in the writer’s room where we will have a number of each of my books. They have a lot of stuff going on that sounds like it will be really interesting. As a matter of fact, I canceled another appearance so that I could be at this one due to the subject matter.
20th Annual Creole Heritage Celebration
“Struggles & Persistence — But Still We Rise”
September 13, 14, & 15, 2018
1 PM – 6 PM Meet & Greet, Registration, Entertainment, Prize Bingo
8-9 AM Welcome, Registration
9:00-10:15 How the Creole Heritage Center Got Started
10:30-11:45 Showcasing Creole Organizations
11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:15 Amedé Ardoin Project
2:30-3:45 What is Creole Music?
6:00-10pm Banquet, Awards Ceremony, Keynote Speaker- Lt. Gen. Russel L. Homoré with appearances by Melissa Anderson, USA Ambassador Mrs., and Miss Louisiana Holli Conway. The awards ceremony will honor the winners of the annual Creole Peoples Award along with a special recognition.
8:00-8:30 Welcome, Registration
8:30-9:45 Creole Language
10:00-11:15 First Cousins film & Creoles of South Louisiana book Discussion
11:15-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-2:15 Creole Cooking Demonstration
4:00 Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on 5th St. in Natchitoches
7:00 Creole Lady Sings the Blues: Annette Metoyer and the Guys