Christy Boutte



Christy Works-Boutte is a renowned deaf artist who has captured the essence of Louisiana through paintings that reflect the heritage, customs and flavor of her state. For more than a decade, she has been the featured poster artist at Louisiana festivals such as the Gretna Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Crescent City Classic, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo and Satchmo Summerfest.


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Gris Gris and the Cypress Tree

Join Gris-Gris, the friendly swamp monster, as he discovers Louisiana's state symbols. The use of rhymes and repetition in the story lead the reader on a whimsical journey through a mysterious swamp that is decorated with Louisiana state symbols.

Expressionist artwork creates vivid imagery that helps young minds process and appreciate these oil paintings.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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