Tactical Navigation

You are here

Creoles, short stories & psychopaths: Free book discussion series resumes

Top Stories

University Police offer specially furnished interview room for assault victims

UL Lafayette police department partners with Fort Worth-based nonprofit Project Beloved to set up comforting interview room for assault victims

Read More ➝

A familiar face: It's a homecoming for new Ragin' Cajuns baseball coach

He replaces Tony Robichaux, who died July 3. Robichaux coached the Ragin’ Cajuns for 25 seasons. Deggs worked under Robichaux as an assistant coach from 2012 to 2014.

Read More ➝

From one Lafayette to another: University welcomes RCAF director

Lee De León was executive senior associate athletics director and assistant vice president for development at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Read More ➝

Author Elista Istre will discuss the stories, sounds and savory cuisine of Louisiana’s Creole culture when the Bayou State Book Talks series opens its fifth season Sept. 11.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press published Istre’s “Creoles of South Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong” this year.

The book invites readers “to enter the Creole world – a place where cooks tempt taste buds with gumbo and crawfish, storytellers mesmerize young and old with tales tied to three continents, and musicians and dancers pulsate to the rhythms of accordions and rub boards,” according to the publisher.

UL Lafayette, the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette Public Library System sponsor Bayou State Book Talks. The free monthly discussion series features Louisiana authors whose books explore the state’s culture and history.

The events are held at the Main Library in Downtown Lafayette, 301 W. Congress St., from 6:30-8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

In addition to Istre, the 2018 series also features author Jan Risher, discussing her “Looking to the Stars from Old Algiers and Other Long Stories Short,” on Oct. 9; and Joe Abraham, discussing “Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation,” on Nov. 13.

For more information, visit the Center for Louisiana Studies' website; call (337) 482-6027; or e-mail clspresents@louisiana.edu.

SHARE THIS |