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Bayou State Book Talks

The Center for Louisiana Studies continues Bayou State Book Talks through the Spring!


The free series is co-sponsored by the Center for Louisiana Studies, UL Lafayette, and the Lafayette Public Library System.  Book Talks are held each month on the second Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the Main Library, 301 West Congress Street.


Meet authors and fellow readers, explore the writing process, and discover new books!

February 14
Shane Bernard
Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

March 14
Janet Allured
Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women's Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997

April 11
John Troutman
Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music 

Authors will have books available for purchase and signing. For more information please call 337.482.6027 or email