Kirby Jambon



Kirby Jambon’s passion for Louisiana French language and culture has been evident in his work as a teacher, activist, actor, and writer. Teaching French Immersion in Lafayette and his Lafourche Parish roots often inspire his writing. Jambon has authored three books of poetry: L’École Gombo, which was awarded le Prix MondesFrancophones, Petites communions, for which he was the first Louisianan honored by an award from the Académie française, and his newly released collection, Chercher la chasse-femme.


10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Author Tent 2
Book Talk
B pour Bayou: Un Abécédaire Cadien

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


B Pour Bayou: Un Abécédaire Cadien (contributor)

In the heart of the Bayou, where the Cipre rises from the swamp, a Cocodrie slumbers. Can you see it, as you perch in your Arbre a poules? In Nenaine's kitchen, the aroma of Debris and Jambalaya fills the air.

B pour bayou is a Louisiana French alphabet book originally conceived by late, great Cajun French language advocate, Richard Guidry.

Designed to bring Louisiana and its unique species of French to life for young readers, B pour Bayou is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in passing on Louisiana's linguistic heritage to new generations. 


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