Programs by Genre - Fiction and Literature

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Ernest J. Gaines: Conversations
Darrell Bourque, Jennifer Levasseur, C.E. Richard, and Keven Rabalais with Marsha Gaudet

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Chamber
The Complexity of Family: Debut Novels from Authors Southern Born
Chanelle Benz, The Gone Dead: A Novel
Caleb Johnson, Treeborne: A Novel
Regina Porter, The Travelers: A Novel
Snowden Wright, American Pop

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba
Andrew Feldman

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain’s Court: Letters from Grace King’s New England Sojourns
Miki Pfeffer with Steve Courtney

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
The Eagle & the Hawk
Judge Tony Graphia (ret.)

10 a.m. to Eleven a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Chamber
Celebrated Authors of Southern Literary Fiction
Jamie Attenberg, All This Could Be Yours: A Novel
Jeremy Finley, The Dark Above: A Novel and The Darkest Time of Night: A Novel
Michael Knight, At Briarwood School for Girls: A Novel
Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow: A Novel
with Erin Z. Bass
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
The Guestroom Novelist: A Donald Harington Miscellany
Brian Walter with Louis Maistros

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Magical Realism and Extraordinary Powers
Sean Dietrich, Stars of Alabama: A Novel
Steph Post, Miraculum
Shawn Smucker, The Edge of Over There
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
The Magnetic Girl: A Novel
Jessica Handler

11:15 a.m. to Noon
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
What Forms a Family? Ad Hoc and Otherwise
Joe Formichella, Lumpers, Longnecks, and One-Eyed Jacks: A 70s Recipe for a Rainy Day
David Hornbuckle, The Fireball Brothers: A Novel
Suzanne Hudson, The Fall of the Nixon Administration

Noon to 12:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
Scribe: A Novel
Alyson Hagy

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Chamber
Shared History: Love, Obsession, and Mystery in Historical Fiction
Michael Datcher, Americus
Michael Downs, The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist: A Novel
Claire Fullerton, Mourning Dove

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Defying Genre Fiction
Gabriela Alemán, Poso Wells
Dorie LaRue, The Trouble with Student Affairs
Angus Woodward, Oily

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
Emerald City: A Novel
Brian Birnbaum

1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Three Hundred Years of Decadence: New Orleans Literature and the Transatlantic World
Robert Azzarello

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Southern Literary Standouts
Samantha Downing, My Lovely Wife: A Novel
Minrose Gwin, The Accidentals: A Novel
Hannah Pittard, Visible Empire: A Novel
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Revisioners: A Novel
with Erin Z. Bass

1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
Gather the Fortunes: A Crescent City Novel
Bryan Camp

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Chamber
Interview from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations about Writing and Resistance
John Biguenet, Peter Cooley, Rodger Kamenetz, and Brad Richard

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
The Importance of Story and the Power of Words
Andrea Bobotis, The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt
Susan Cushman, Friends of the Library: Short Stories

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room F
Building a Mystery: Creating a Series in Genre Fiction
Ellen Byron, Fatal Cajun Festival: A Cajun Country Mystery
Sandra Bretting, All Hats on Deck: A Missy DuBois Mystery
Laura Cayouette, The Haunted Heirloom: A Charlotte Reade Mystery
Cherie Claire, Give Up the Ghost: A Viola Valentine Mystery
P.M. LaRose, Beers Abroad: Peril in London

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
One Book, One Festival: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Gary Richards
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
The Agent-Editor/Author Relation
Kathleen Glasgow and Julie Stevenson

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