Programs by Genre - Nonfiction

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Meeting Room
Dance Halls of Spanish Louisiana
Sara Ann Harris

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture
Trent Brown

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Mr. Brandon’s School Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School

Tom Brandon, "2013 Steve Harvey Bus Driver of the Year," reminds us of the wisdom of children and their uncanny ability to teach adults a thing or two. Mr. Brandon's School Bus collects the insightful and often humorous conversations children have had while riding on Brandon's big yellow school bus over the years.

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room A
The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-Called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch That Sent a Man to Death Row
Thomas Lowenstein

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin

In Neon Visions, Brannon Costello offers the first book-length critical evaluation of Howard Chaykin's work and confronts the blind spots in comics scholarship that consign this seminal artist to the margins.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Baton Rouge Traditions: Who We Are

Lt Governor Billy Nungesser will explore the online book, Baton Rouge Traditions, what was learned from focus groups discussing Baton Rouge's identity, and how the documentation can be used to help the city. Tradition bearers in the greater Baton Rouge area were documented and together they reveal that Baton Rouge is a microcosm of the state and that the city has much more than most people realize. Panelists include Renee Chatelain, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; Karron Alford, Visit Baton Rouge; Maida Owens, Louisiana Folklife Program; and Dereck Rovaris, LSU Diversity Officer.

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Meeting Room
Yo’ Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children’s Folklore and Play
Jeanne P. Soileau

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television

Gina Caison, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Stephanie Rountree, editors
Jennie Lightweis-Goff, Joanna Davis-McElligatt, and Mary Ann Wilson, contributors

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Meeting Room
Good God but You Smart! Language Prejudice and Upwardly Mobile Cajuns
Nichole E. Stanford

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo, and Greed

Hollywood industry insider Linda Thurman’s front row seat to key business discussions sheds light on the intriguing relationship between politics and the entertainment industry, in both Hollywood and Louisiana.

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room A
Angels in the Wilderness: Young and Black in New Orleans and Beyond
William Barnwell, Jarvis DeBerry and Kelly Harris

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