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Grand Coteau. Tue 11/01/2011 - Sat 11/05/2011 | more info
November 1--5: The 4th Annual Festival of Words Featuring authors: Darrell Bourque, Toi Derricotte, Barb Johnson , Tim Seibles, LaTasha Weatherspoon, Desiree Dallagiacomo. Teaching Artists Iamair and Poetic Soul. Musicians: the Josef Butts Trio; Jeremy Saxon. Performing Artists: Bruce Coen, Andew Hunter and teams of volunteer drive-by poets. Authors in the schools. Commmunity Writing Workshops. Drive-by Poetry performances. Arts and Crafts. Crazy Fun!More Information: 337-662-1032
. Thu 10/13/2011 - Thu 10/13/2011 | more info
Ann McCutchan is the author of Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute, The Muse That Sings: Composers Speak About the Creative Process, and two titles forthcoming in 2011: River Music: An Atchafalaya Story, and Circular Breathing: Meditations From a Musical Life. As an essayist and journalist, she has published personal essays and articles in numerous journals and magazines. "Reaching for the End of Time," an essay on the music of Olivier Messiaen and the frailties of heroes and the human body, appeared in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2007.
Ann McCutchan began her writing career as classical music critic for the Austin American-Statesman and art and antiques columnist for Gannett News Service. As a journalist, she wrote hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on the fine and literary arts, family issues, travel, and the environment, and received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America.
Ann McCutchan has been awarded grants, fellowships and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Thinking Like a Mountain Foundation, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the National Park Service, Lancaster Theological Seminary, and others. She was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Florida, and has lived in Michigan, Louisiana, Hawaii, New York, Wyoming, and Texas. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Texas.
copyright 2011 Ann McCutchan
Darrell Bourque was born in southwest Louisiana in 1942. He is the author of five books of poems: Plainsongs (issue # 1 in the Cajun writers series of Cross Cultural Communications, Merrick, NY), The Doors Between Us, Burnt Water Suite, The Blue Boat, and Call and Response: Conversations in Verse (with Jack B. Bedell). He was named the Artist of the Year by the Acadiana Arts Council in 2001 and served as both President of the National Association of Humanities Education and Editor in Chief of its journal Interdisciplinary Humanities. He was named poet laureate of Louisiana by Governor Kathleen Blanco in 2007 and was reappointed to the position in 2009 by Governor Bobby Jindal.More Information: 337-662-1032
. Thu 10/06/2011 - Thu 10/06/2011 | more info
Vincent A. Cellucci received his MFA from Louisiana State University and went to Loyola University New Orleans. This past year he co-authored and presented: “Improving Concept Statements in the Interior Design Junior Studio Course” with Professor Jun Zou at IDEC, published his article “Trail of Livelihood: Using Textual Representation in Design Presentations” in Batture, and collaborated with the Louisiana Division of the Arts to develop and host three Artist Communication Workshops. He has a background in creative writing and the studio arts and he has been published in Exquisite Corpse, moira, New Delta Review, The Pedestal, and Presa. An Easy Place / To Die is his first book of poetry; he also contributed, edited and produced a collaborative (including Andrei Codrescu) audio novel, The Katrina Decameron, which was released on iTunes in late 2010; and he is the founder of River Writers, a downtown Baton Rouge reading series. Vincent coordinates the Communication Studio in the College of Art + Design that specializes in writing in the arts and portfolio development
Benjamin S. Lowenkron has published a chapbook of poems, "Preacher's Blues" and a full-length graphic novel of poetry, "Bone River" is forthcoming this winter (both from Ampersand Books). He teaches in the English and the Humanities departments at Baton Rouge Community College where he a faculty adviser for the poetry club. He received his MFA from LSU in 2009 and his BA in English from the College of William and Mary in 2005
Eric Elliott received his MFA in Poetry from LSU in 2008. He has published one chapbook of poems entitled, "The Graves We Dig," and is currently completing a full length collection of poems and a novel. He teaches English Composition, Literature, Creative Writing and Humanities at Baton Rouge Community College.
Joseph Keegan started playing guitar in 1971; playing and singing in churches, at weddings and coffee shops, and on the streets of New Orleans. He is inspired by American folk music, musicals, Ireland, humor, and songs about death and dying.More Information: 337-662-1032
Grand Coteau. Thu 09/29/2011 - Thu 09/29/2011 | more info
Nicole Poret and a dramatic reading of Jo Englerth's (writer) and Bonnie Camos' (illustrator) The Gris Gris Sisters. Performers: Patricia Cravins and Becca Begnaud. Followed by Open Mic.
Nicole Poret has an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in Biology but a full time job as a manager and assistant trainer at a local horse stable. In her poetry, she commonly writes of the natural world and animals as she combines all the things she loves best. She has published poems in The Southern Review and The Southwestern Review. She was the recipient of the 2001 Voorhies Award for Creative Writing at ULL. Nicole Poret lives in Pecanierre with her partner Andy, her son Wyatt, three dogs, two horses, and lots of trees and wildlife.
Bonnie Camos is a Lafayette artist best known for her paintings of the people and places of Southwest Louisiana. She brings a vital energy to her work that is expressed in the colorful images she creates. Whether capturing a pastoral scene on canvas or creating whimsical characters such as “The Gris Gris Sisters”, her work always engages the viewer.
Camos earned a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a member of the Lafayette Art Association, the Louisiana Craft Guild and the Crowley Art Association.. She has participated in numberous public art projects such as “Pelicans on Parade” artist (2002), “Palates & Pate”, “Ceiling Tile Project” and “Art of Reuse” benefiting the Children’s Museum. Her work was published in the “Angels in the Kithcen” cookbook, published by Hospice of Acadiana. She also was involved with “Artchestra” project, creating a special piece for the Acadiana Symphony auction/fundraiser in 2005 and again in 2009. This year she was selected as one of the official artists for the Festival International de Louisiane 2010 art piece and poster .
Her work is in the permanent collections of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Hospice of Acadiana and Faith House Women’s Shelter and has been collected throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Camos’ paintings are a reflection of her love of life, spiced with a dash of humor and a heaping dose of color!
Patricia Cravins is a Lafayette native. She has been an educator for thirty-four years, and is a graduate of Southern University, Baton Rouge where she majored in speech and Theatre with a second major in English. Her majors are in secondary education. She is the wife of Don Cravins Sr. For recently retired from teaching at the Magnet Academy for the Cultural Arts in Opelousas where was the theatre director. Her talents include storytelling, acting, and writing.More Information: 337-662-1032
Grand Coteau. Thu 07/28/2011 - Thu 07/28/2011 | more info
Ronnie Clifton holds a Master of Liberal Arts in writing from Tulane University. He is originally in Sulphur, Louisiana but currently lives in Lafayette. Ronnie Clifton is a writer. He is producer of the documentary, "Songs of Souls," filmed at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and Angola prison. A long time ago, Ronnie was PR Director for the Louisiana Lottery, and he went to school at Sulphur High, UL, and Tulane University.
Philip Gould is a documentary and architectural photographer who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject since 1974. He plays accordion with the group Luminoso plays romantic music of Latin America and Europe.More Information: 337-662-1032
. Tue 07/26/2011 - Wed 07/27/2011 | more info
The Acadiana Area Apple User Group meets every fourth Thursday at the Lafayette Parish Public Library South in the auditorium. Whether you're an experienced Mac user, just got your iPhone or interested in learning about Apple's great products, you're welcome to join us for information, learning and fun.
All visitors are welcome to attend. If you like what you see become a member. Membership is $30 per year and $20 for students.
Drop in and see what it's all about.More Information: 337-857-3282
Acadiana Area Apple User Group
. Sat 06/25/2011 - Sat 06/25/2011 | more info
John LaFleur is the author of a cookbook called “Creole Gourmet Secrets of Louisiana” – where you will find recipes that carry their original French name along with the English translation beneath it. You also get cultural history information paired with beautiful pictures of art, depicting our area through the “still-painting” technique. So, not only do you have tasty authentic recipes to choose from – you have your own art gallery collection to browse through. After only being on the shelves a few weeks, it is now into its 4th printing… so this is a must-have for your kitchen counter and for anyone on your gift list who loves to cook!
. Thu 06/09/2011 - Thu 06/09/2011 | more info
The Rusted Chrysalis Performance art by "Alphabet & Eyelash" (Jennifer and Skyler):
After many centuries of studying humans, Alphabet and Eyelash, two creatures from another dimension, have come to Earth to make their debut as otherworldly performers. "The Rusted Chrysalis" is heavily influenced by the performance art from Japan, especially that of Butoh. Butoh is a type of dance-theater that is based on dramatic, yet controlled movements and white body makeup. Alphabet and Eyelash have a unique style that is sure to evoke strong emotions. This show is recommended for everyone who loves bizarre art , and for anyone that wants to try something new ! (This show may not be suitable for young children, as it may be a bit creepy.)
Sam Irwin is the press secretary for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. When he is not writing about row crops, crop dusters and timber, he is a freelance journalist and fiction writer. His short story "Empire Satsumas" was one of the three winners of Country Roads magazine's "Call Yourself a Writer" annual fiction contest. "Empire Satsumas" appears in the June 2011 issue of Country Roads. Irwin is also the author of LANote, a blog which may be found at www.LANote.org. His website is www.SamIrwin.net.