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Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

Iberia Preservation Alliance

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

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All-in-One Inclusive Ticket
$240 Value Ticket includes the following: admission to Tastes Along the Teche Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings on Friday morning, Dave's Haunt's and Jaunt's Bus tour either Friday or Saturday afternoons (first reserved, first served), Jazz It Up Opening reception with food and music on Friday evening, Saturday Boogie on Down evening party with food, music and dancing, Sunday T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Boat tour at 9 am, (11 am boat tour sold out) or 1 pm (first reserved, first served), Sunday Symphony in the Park, (reserved seating and box lunch) under the gorgeous live oaks in New Iberia's City Park, and One Festival T-Shirt (size subject to availability). Multiple FREE events available to all attendees. Venue changes possible due to inclement weather for outdoor events.
Ended $190.00 $11.44
Tastes Along the Teche Food Demo
Food demonstrations and tastings featuring world famous culinary geniuses: Marcelle Bienvenu with Crawfish Etouffee, Tabasco's Lionel Robin with Shrimp and Pasta, and Chef Alex Patout with Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza, downtown New Iberia. Friday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour, April 6
Lunch at Victor's Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish. Friday, April 6 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Ended $60.00 $4.29
L'Acadian Art Guild Exhibit
The L’Acadian Art Guild will be hosting an Art Exhibit to be held Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018. Approximately fifty 11x14 and 16x20 gallery-wrapped canvases done by local artists will be on display at the Main Branch of the Iberia Parish Library. Most of the art is available for purchase. The exhibit will include receptions to be held from @2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. both afternoons. Receptions are free and will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with the artists. The exhibit will hang from March 22 to April 23, 2018.
Ended Free $0.00
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of movie starring Cicely Tyson as Miss Jane Pittman. Friday, April 6 at 2:00 PM
Ended Free $0.00
Live Oak Walk
Stroll down Main Street with Jim Foret, local arborist, who will enlighten you about the gorgeous oak trees that grace our lovely city, along one of the most beautiful Main Streets in the country. The walk is free, and starts at the Daily Iberian, proceeding down Main Street, and ending at the Shadows on the Teche. Friday, April 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Storyteller Presentations
Storyteller presentations by Sherry T. Broussard and Tom Coleman, noted storytellers. Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 @ Main Library, downtown New Iberia.
Ended Free $0.00
Jazz It Up Opening Reception
Cajun Cochon de Lait (pig roast) with music by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band, hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. Friday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ended $50.00 $3.74
Sir Speedy Run
5K Run and one mile walk starts at Bouligny Plaza and winds through historic New Iberia. Entry fee includes timed event, Festival T-Shirt, and awards. Saturday, April 7, 8:00 a.m. No tickets sold through Eventbrite. Registration is now open at the Cajun Timing web site. https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/NewIberia/SirSpeedy5KRunand1MileFunRun
Ended Free $0.00
Youth Storybook Workshop
Create an original illustrated storybook in a workshop setting! Encouraging those ages 8 to 12 to work with published children's book authors and professional artists to write and draw a story from scratch. All materials provided, just bring your imagination and creativity. Saturday, April 7, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, A & E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, downtown New Iberia.
Ended $10.00 $1.54
Young Writers Panel Discussion
A panel discussion by, about and for young writers, with featured published young authors (to be disclosed at a later date). Young people attending the panel discussion will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for reserved seating and lunch at the "Investigating the Story" Fiction Panel Discussion. Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sliman Theater, downtown New Iberia.
Ended Free $0.00
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium
University of Louisiana Lafayette Academic symposium with keynote speaker, Dr. Mary Ann Wilson, Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Iberia Parish Main Library, 445 E. Main Street, downtown New Iberia. Dr. Wilson will be joined by James Edmunds and Sally Donlon. Academic Theme: James Lee Burke, the Writer and his Milieu, with a focus on the book "The Tin Roof Blowdown."
Ended Free $0.00
Authors, Artisans & Aromas Fair
More Than Books! Authors will be signing and selling their books, and Artisans will be selling original creations, including art & specialty foods, along New Iberia's award-winning Main Street. Venue subject to change in the event of inclement weather. Saturday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Youth Art Exhibit
Original art creations by local young people who are inspired by books, authors, or the New Iberia area. Viewing Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at A&E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, downtown New Iberia.
Ended Free $0.00
Allons Manger Food & Music Event
Sample local Cajun cuisine and listen to live music! Food vendors will offer Cajun fare and other food for purchase in Bouligny Plaza. Free music from the Berry Classics and the Brick Road Bank in the Steamboat Pavilion, downtown New Iberia. Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Bourre on the Bayou Lessons
Learn the card game that is a Cajun tradition, taught by a local Bourre master, Saturday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. - Noon. New Pelicans on the Bayou, 5 Jefferson St, New Iberia.
Ended $15.00 $1.82
Dave's Haunts & Jaunts Tour, April 7
Lunch at Victor's Cafeteria followed by a guided bus tour with stops along historic Main Street in New Iberia and other sites throughout Iberia Parish. Saturday, April 7 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Ended $60.00 $4.29
Investigating the Story Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on "Investigating the Story" with featured speakers will take place in the Sliman Theater, attended by authors, and free to the public. Lunch provided for authors and featured guests. Lunch may be available for purchase by public, if additional lunches are available. Saturday, April 7, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sliman Theater.
Ended Free $0.00
Center Stage Readers' Theater
Readers' Theatre Performance by Iberia Performing Arts League, featuring dialogue and narration from "A Gathering of Old Men" by Ernest Gaines. Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia Street. Saturday, April 7, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Bourre on the Bayou Tournament LicG-3908 April 7 2pm Pelicans
Enjoy a spirited game of bourre in a tournament setting. Beginner and experienced players are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates for winners, no cash awards. Participants must be 21 or older to enter the tournament. New Pelicans on the Bayou, 5 Jefferson St, New Iberia. Saturday, April 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Heaven's Prisoners Movie
Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of movie staring Alec Baldwin as Detective Dave Robicheaux. Saturday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Great Southern Writer Symposium
Nationally acclaimed author Ernest J. Gaines will be the featured Great Southern Writer. The author will have Q & A at the end of the discussion. Saturday, April 7, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Sliman Theater, Main Street, downtown New Iberia. Registration is not required for Free Events, but attendees are requested to register to reserve a seat at this event due to the anticipated demand.
Ended Free $0.00
Great Southern Writer Overflow Venue Sat Apr 7 3pm
Capacity for the original venue has been reached. Festival is offering overflow venue tickets where Ernest Gaines presentation will be shown LIVE via video feed to the Doc Voorhies wing of the Bayou Teche Museum.
Ended Free $0.00
Boogie on Down Evening Party
Dine on Cajun fare, grab a drink and learn to Cajun dance to live music of Terry Huval and the Jambalaya Cajun Band for a good ole' fais-do-do. Saturday, April 7. Dance lessons start at 6 p.m. and the party and music are from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, downtown New Iberia.
Ended $50.00 $3.74
T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour 9 a.m.
Set off on a party barge from the City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux's Hometown, from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will highlight key points of interest along the way. Sunday, April 8, at 9:00 a.m. In the event of changes or cancellation due to inclement weather, a boat tour at an alternate time will be offered or a ticket refund will be provided.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour 11 a.m.
Set off on a party barge from the City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux's Hometown, from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will highlight key points of interest along the way. Sunday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m. In the event of changes or cancellation due to inclement weather, a boat tour at an alternate time will be offered or a ticket refund will be provided.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
T-Boy's Bayou Adventure Tour 1 p.m.
Set off on a party barge from the City Park Boat Launch and get a perspective of New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux's Hometown, from the waters of the Bayou Teche. A guide will highlight key points of interest along the way. Sunday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. In the event of changes or cancellation due to inclement weather, a boat tour at an alternate time will be offered or a ticket refund will be provided.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
In the Electric Mist Movie
Grand Theatre New Iberia screening of movie staring Tommy Lee Jones as Detective Dave Robicheaux. Sunday, April 8, 2:00 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00
Symphony Sunday in the Park
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will perform under New Iberia City Park's majestic live oaks. Grab a blanket or chair, bring a picnic or order lunch from the food trucks. Sunday, April 8, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

The official  Books Along the Teche Literary Festival: Celebrating New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown and Great Southern Writers  will be held April 6 – 8, 2018 predominately in New Iberia’s historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish. Various venues will celebrate literature and its impact on the area’s culture with storytelling, workshops, readers theatre, music, bourré lessons and tournament, bus and boat tours, a 5K run and food, food, food.

Anyone who is familiar with James Lee Burke and his fictional character, detective Dave Robicheaux, knows of New Iberia and our fascinating blend of heritage, hospitality and history. Burke spent his summers in New Iberia with relatives, playing and fishing in the many water holes that populate the area. His family’s hometown is clearly very dear to him, as evidenced by the prominent part that his fictionalized version of New Iberia plays in each of his novels.

For more information please call 888-942-3742.

Please note that James Lee Burke will not attend this event as he will be out of state during the Festival.

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