Programs by Genre - Nonfiction

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Down and Out in New Orleans: Transgressive Living in the Informal Economy
Peter Marina

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 2
Creoles of Southern Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong
Elista Istre

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
Pontchartrain Beach: A Family Affair
Bryan Batt and Katy Danos
with David Johnson, moderator

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans
Melanie Bratcher, Rob Florence, Alana Harris, Ruth Owens, and Kim Vaz-Deville

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room E
Fire-Eaters and Mutated Cows: Creative Nonfiction Debuts
Tessa Fontaine, The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
Joshua Wheeler, Acid West: Essays
with David Johnson, moderator
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Burden: A Preacher, A Klansman, and a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South
Courtney Hargrave

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Unveiling and Decadence: The History of Gay Celebrations in New Orleans
Frank Perez and Howard Philips Smith, Southern Decadence in New Orleans
Howard Philips Smith, Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Louisiana Trail Riders
Jeremiah Ariaz

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Freedom's Dance: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans
Karen Celestan and Eric Waters

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Chamber
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
Tucker Carrington

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 2
Speaking French in Louisiana 1720-1955: Linguistic Practices of the Catholic Church
Sylvie Dubois, Emilie Gagnet Leumas, and Malcolm Richardson

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Spy Boys, Flag Boys, Big Chiefs: Mardi Gras Indians
Rachel Breunlin and Jeffrey Ehrenreich, Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors
Al Kennedy, Chief of Chiefs: Robert Nathaniel Lee and the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans, 1915 – 2001
with Victor Harris, Wesley Phillips, and Jack Robertson, panelists

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