Friday, March 31, 2017

 

Tin Roof Throwdown - 9:00 - 11 AM / $25

Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main Street, 9:00 – 11 a.m.

Food demos and sampling by three world famous culinary geniuses:
Cane River Pecan, Konriko Rice Mill and Tabasco

Last Tour to Elysian Fields - March 31st, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM / $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria, 109 W. Main Street, is followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main St. in New Iberia and sites throughout Iberia Parish. Visit Dave’s favorite haunts.

Tours begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

In the Electric Mist Movie Screening - 2:00 PM / FREE

Figure in mistGrand Theatre, 1000 Parkview Drive, 2:00 p.m.

Movie screening with Tommy Lee Jones as Dave Robicheaux.

Bayou City Jam - 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM / $60

Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main Street, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Opening reception featuring ShadowsCajun cochon de lait (pig roast), music by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band, hors d’oeuvres, and adult beverages at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust plantation home.

Burke’s Iberia On Your Own
  • Dave Robicheaux ExhibitDave’s Hangout (Books Along the Teche)
  • Shadows-on-the-Teche
  • L’Acadian Art Guild James Lee Burke Exhibit
  • Bayou Teche Museum
  • Jeanerette Museum
  • Avery Island’s TABASCO Factory and Jungle Gardens
  • Jefferson Island’s Rip Van Winkle Gardens
  • KONRIKO Rice Mill
  • A & E Art Gallery
  • NILA Art Gallery
  • Shopping

Theresa Harvard Johnson – Journalist/FREE

Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main Street, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

PANELIST Theresa Harvard Johnson will be speaking from a journalist background but the researched revelatory subject of the natural gifts and talents that bring writers, historians, mathematicians and more into what she refers to as the Scribal Anointing. They are the record keepers, history preservationist and foretelling storytellers who help maintain family and community records and frame our future from a Biblical perspective. At heart, Theresa Harvard Johnson is a poet and artist who loves Christ. Professionally, Johnson is a former award-winning print news reporter and experienced communication’s executive. Her career positioned her to administrate in her scribal gifts for the Georgia government, university system, non-profit organizations as well as ministries and congregations. She also earned several prestigious writing awards from the Georgia Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, The Associated Press, and others. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Fort Valley State University and will complete her Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies in 2017 from Liberty University. Theresa is a wife, mother, grandmother of two, ordained minister and now oversees a worship center in the Atlanta area. For nearly 20 years, she has helped Christian writers transition from general knowledge about what it means to be a “Christian writer” to embracing their identity as prophetic scribes and scribal ministers. Theresa has penned more than 14 books including her bestselling foundation series The Scribal Anointing: Scribes Instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, the Scribal Realm of Dreams & Vision, and Signs of a Scribal Prophet. She has also written and recorded more than 500 blogs on various topics.

Steve Spillman – Publisher/FREE

Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main Street, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

PANELIST Steve Spillman will be speaking on the realities of publishing, marketing and the never ending promotion and responsibilities of the author whether they choose to self-publish (and what that really means) or contract with an international publisher. Steve Spillman, is the founder of True Potential, Inc. a media company with business units in publishing, digital media and marketing. Also, he is a published author with titles that include, “Breaking the Treasure Code: The Hunt for Israel’s Oil.” True Potential’s unique combination of creating beautiful products and marketing across diverse platforms allows authors to reach the world with their message faster and more effectively than traditional publishing and product distribution channels. He is the creator and editor of several popular websites including www.OilinIsrael.com. Through his wide entrepreneurial experience, Spillman has ‘reached the world’ with stories of his own, his authors and his clients. True Potential and its subsidiaries have sold more than a million books. Spillman and his wife Elaine make their home on a small mountaintop above a quiet valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is one of six children of internationally known author, evangelist and Christian educator James R. Spillman.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

Neon Rain Run 8:00 AM / Entry Fee $30

Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main, 8:00 a.m.

5k run/walk. Entry fee includes timed event, awards and a t-shirt.

Register here

Light of the World Author - Publisher Panel - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM / FREE

Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main Street, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Authors and publishers gather for a panel discussion. Participant names to be released soon.

Last Tour to Elysian Fields - April 1st, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM / $60

Lunch at Victor’s Cafeteria, 109 W. Main Street, is followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main St. in New Iberia and sites throughout Iberia Parish. Visit Dave’s favorite haunts.

Tours begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Crusader’s Curtain Call - 1 - 3:00 PM / FREE

Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia Street, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Performance Readers Theatre by Iberia Performing Arts League featuring dialogue and narration from selected novels by James Lee Burke that will be accompanied by live blues/folk instrumentals.

Jolie Blon’s Book Fair - 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM/FREE

Historic Main Street, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Books Along the Teche 2012 Spring ArtWalkSelected authors from around the southern region will sell their published works along Main Street.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 15TH.

For the latest application please click here.  Author Application.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM / FREE

Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main Street, 10 a.m. – Noon

University of Louisiana Lafayette’s panel at the Dave Robicheaux festival will address folk culture and customs in literature and life. Patricia Gaitely, James Lee Burke scholar, will speak on revenants in the Dave Robicheaux novels; John Sharp will report on his research on dance halls in Acadiana and Becca Begnaud will share the tradition of Cajun faith healers, traiteurs. Iberia Parish Main Library.


Patricia Gaitely

Patricia Gaitely grew up in England and came to the United States as a graduate student in 1995. She attended the University of Alabama for her MA and the University of Louisiana – Lafayette for her Ph.D. where she also developed a love for the people and the culture of Louisiana. She now teaches English and Folklore at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. Her love of James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux novels began in 1994 when, at a friend’s recommendation, she first read one and wanted to read more. Twenty novels later, her book published in August 2016, “Robicheaux’s Roots” provides a cultural context for Robicheaux’s character and explores different aspects of the sense of place established in Burke’s novels. She is looking forward to talking about the folk roots of Dave Robicheaux at the Dave Robicheaux Hometown Literary Festival. When not working, Gaitely enjoys exploring thrift shops and birding, and she shares her home with five feathered companions.


John Sharpe

John “Pudd” Sharp is a folklorist and documentary filmmaker who joined the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009. Since 2012 he has held the title of Assistant Director for Research at CLS. Born in Alabama, Sharp earned a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University and a Masters of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  He has implemented several field research projects and serves as the primary contact for the Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore. He works with film and video restoration and digitization and assists in grant writing.  He is a member of Executive Committee of the Louisiana Folklore Society, where he has served as treasurer since 2010. In 2012, Sharp won the Louisiana Filmmaker award from Louisiana Economic Development for his film, Dancehalls of South Louisiana (in production). Sharp also served as writer, producer and photographer for the 2012 documentary film Water on Road, which presents the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, a small island community of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and Houma Indian tribes in Terrebonne Parish.


Becca Begnaud

Her training as a Reiki Master, Healing Touch Practitioner, and in Trauma First Aide, has built upon that mind-body-spirit connection and personal experience. Her education in Anthropology (she holds a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) gives her the grounding to pull all the meaning together.

As the initiator and founder/director of Healthcare for Musicians (a division of Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center), Becca has served as a leader.

She is a champion of medical care for this unique, underserved population of Cajun, Zydeco, and other local, folk music performers who are working, but cannot afford insurance or health care services.

Her own talents as a singer, musician, author, newspaper columnist, and storyteller are known throughout Acadiana (Cajun Country) and add to her abilities as a presenter. Her volunteerism includes speaking engagements with cancer recovery groups for both children and adults – groups whom she describes as having a collective experience that is “much bigger than my own.”

She is also recognized by hundreds of thousands as the French-speaking announcer/ translator on stage at the annual Festival International, a francophone event named one of the top ten festivals worldwide by “National Geographic Magazine.”

But it is her gift and endowment as a French-Speaking Traditional Cajun Traiteur that has currently thrust her into the limelight.

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Eat with Clete - 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM/FREE (Food for purchase)

Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main Street, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Music, Cajun jambalaya, shrimp po boys, fried catfish and fried oysters are available for purchase.

Creole Belle Bourée Lessons - 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM / $15

Location to be determined, 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Learn to play the game that Dave played with Bourée lessons taught by local Bouree master.

Creole Belle Bourée Tournament - 2:00 PM - 5 PM / $50

Location to be determined.

Bourée tournament

In the Electric Mist - 4:00 PM / FREE

Grand Theatre, 1000 Parkview Drive, 4:00 p.m.

Movie screening with Tommy Lee Jones as Dave Robicheaux

Black Cherry Boogie - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM / $50

Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main Street, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Bayou TecheCajun music by Terry Huval and the Jambalaya Cajun Band complete with dance lessons and Cajun food by Dave’s favorite, Bon Creole Lunch Counter overlooking Bayou Teche. Dance lessons start at 6 p.m., Band and dinner start at 7:00 p.m.

Burke’s Iberia On Your Own
  • Dave’s Hangout (Books Along the Teche)
  • Shadows-on-the-Teche
  • L’Acadian Art Guild James Lee Burke Exhibit
  • Bayou Teche Museum, Jeanerette Museum
  • Avery Island’s TABASCO Factory and Jungle Gardens
  • Jefferson Island’s Rip Van Winkle Gardens
  • KONRIKO Rice Mill
  • A & E Art Gallery
  • NILA Art Gallery
  • Shopping

Margaret Wrinkle, Author of "Wash" - 3:00 - 5:00 PM/FREE

United Methodist Church Hall, 119 Jefferson Street, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Margaret Wrinkle will be part of a panel discussing her latest book, Wash.

Born and raised in Birmingham Alabama, Margaret Wrinkle is the author of the novel Wash, which reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge contemporary assumptions about race, power, history and healing. Published by Grove/Atlantic, Wash is a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an O, The Oprah Magazine top ten books to pick up now and a People magazine 4 star pick. It has been short listed for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and nominated for the Crook’s Corner Prize for debut Southern novel. Wrinkle has earned a BA and an MA in English from Yale University and has also studied traditional West African spiritual practices with Malidoma Somé. Wrinkle is the 2013 recipient of Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile Griot Award for outstanding contribution as storyteller of diverse cultural heritage. Her award-winning documentary broken\ground, made with Chris Lawson about the racial divide in her historically conflicted hometown, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and was a winner of the Council on Foundations Film Festival. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and lives in rural New Mexico

Sunday, April 2, 2017

 

Symphony Sunday in the Park - 3 - 4:30 PM / FREE

New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday afternoon will culminate with a free concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in beautiful New Iberia City Park amid the shade of gorgeous oak trees.

Picnic lunch available for purchase.

Reserved seating and free boxed lunch for all-inclusive ticket holders only.

In the Electric Mist Movie Screening - 2:00 PM / FREE

Grand Theatre, 1000 Parkview Drive, 2:00 p.m.

Movie screening with Tommy Lee Jones as Dave Robicheaux

Burke’s Iberia On Your Own
  • Dave’s Hangout (Books Along the Teche)
  • Shadows-on-the-Teche
  • L’Acadian Art Guild James Lee Burke Exhibit
  • Bayou Teche Museum, Jeanerette Museum
  • Avery Island’s TABASCO Factory and Jungle Gardens
  • Jefferson Island’s Rip Van Winkle Gardens
  • KONRIKO Rice Mill
  • A & E Art Gallery
  • NILA Art Gallery
  • Shopping

Batiste’s Bayou Teche Adventure Boat Tours/$25

Set off on a party barge from the City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of Dave’s Domain from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will point out several key points of interest along the way. Three tours will leave on Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The boat will bring you back to City Park where you can listen to the free Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Sunday in the Park starting at 3 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are available to individual events at Eventbrite.com.

Information for each event is available in the drop downs above.

All-inclusive ticket provides admission to the following:

Tin Roof Throwdown Cooking Demos/$25
Bayou City Jam/$60
Last Tour to Elysian Fields/$60
Authors Round Table/Free
Crusaders Curtain Call/Free
Authors Book Fair/Free
Eat with Clete Lunch Party in Bouligny Plaza/Free with lunch available for purchase
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium/Free
Black Cherry Boogie Cajun Party/$50
In The Electric Mist Movie Screening/Free
Symphony Sunday in the Park, including box lunch/Free

$200

Please note that space for some venues is limited and will be provided on a first-bought, first-served basis.

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