Programs by Genre - Poetry

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Louisiana Writer Award Ceremony
Sheryl St. Germain
with Lt. Governor Bill Nungesser and State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton, presiding

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
Retrospective and Introspective: A Conversation with Sheryl St. Germain
With Darrell Bourque, moderator
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
The Small Door of Your Death
Sheryl St. Germain with Jack B. Bedell, moderator

Noon to 4 p.m.
State Library, Front Steps
Poems-to-Order
GennaRose Nethercott will compose custom poetry written on the topic of your choice – by individual request.

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Louisiana Poets I
Jack B. Bedell, No Brother, This Storm
Darrell Bourque, Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie
James Nolan, Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems
Melinda Palacio, Bird Forgiveness
John Warner Smith, Muhammad’s Mountain

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Mending for Memory: Sewing in Louisiana Essays, Stories, and Poems
Megan Burns, Malaika Favorite, Gina Ferrara, Lee Meitzen Grue, Pam Rabalais-Vinci, and Susan Tucker

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Louisiana Poets II
Anne Babson, Polite Occasions
Megan Burns, Basic Programming
Julie Kane, Terribly in Love (translator)
Dylan Krieger, dreamland trash
Benjamin Morris, Ecotone: Poems
Peter Twal, Our Earliest Tattoos: Poems
with Jack Bedell, moderator

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