Programs by Genre - Nature

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Writing and Environment: A Multi-Genre Perspective
Jack E. Davis, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Martha Serpas, The Diener: Poems
Neil Shepard, How It Is: Selected Poems
Kent Wascom, The New Inheritors
with Jack B. Bedell, moderator

This panel will examine through discussion and readings ways in which environment and sense of place influence the panelists’ work.

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Large Meeting Room
Willow or Oak: Diverse Modes of Resilience
Cindy Ermus, Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience
Darlyne G. Nemeth and Traci W. Olivier, Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience: From Theory to Practice

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon
Ben Forkner with Danny Heitman, moderator

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Chamber
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Jack E. Davis
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.


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