Mona Lisa Saloy
Mona Lisa Saloy, PhD, folklorist, educator, scholar, and award-winning author of contemporary Black Creole culture is currently Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor of English at Dillard University. Dr. Saloy’s first book, Red Beans & Ricely Yours, Poems won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Her book, Second Line Home, is a collection of New Orleans poems post-Katrina flooding. Saloy is featured in Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide, edited by Brosman and Pass.
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
I Hear Louisiana Singing: A Walt Whitman 200th Birthday Celebration
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
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.