2:30 3:30 PM Taking The World, by Storm: A Conversation with Warren Storm Schexnider, The Godfather of Swamp Pop
Author and fellow musician Yvette Landry talks with Storm about his life, starting with his boyhood in rural Vermilion Parish to meeting Elvis, Hank Williams, Robert Plant, and Fats Domino. Warrens endless stories and anecdotes open a window into the life of a Louisiana music legend with a career spanning over seventy years.
4 5 PM Darrell Bourque: A Reading from Migrare
Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque explores the ancient Arabic ghazal form keyed to paintings by Shreveport artist Bill Gingles in his latest book, Migrare. The poems conjure a vivid, imagistic meditation on pressing issues of migration, difference, and acceptance in the modern world.
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