Programs by Genre - Nonfiction

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Louisiana Prisons: From the Inside Out
Shane Bauer, American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
Albert Woodfox, Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope
with Robert Mann

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 5
Losing Earth: A Recent History
Nathaniel Rich

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, Private House Dining Hall
Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis
Andrew Reeves

11:30 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Life Between the Levees: America’s Riverboat Pilots
Melody Golding

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity
Rien Fertel, Alecia Long, and Matt Sakakeeny
with David Johnson

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture
Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Robin Roberts and Leslie A. Wade

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
Michele Filgate
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Chamber
Celebrating 10 Years of "Take a Book, Share a Book": Little Free Library
Margret Aldrich, Miranda Paul, Linda Prout, and Nikki Leali

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Birding in Louisiana
John K. Flores, Louisiana Birding: Stories on Strategy, Stewardship and Serendipity
Marybeth Lima, Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play
Jeanne Pitre Soileau

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