Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021
The world-famous literary legacy Detective Dave Robicheaux, created by author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The official Books Along The Teche Literary Festival: Celebrating New Iberia, Dave Robicheaux's Hometown will be held April 9 - 11, 2021 predominately in New Iberia's historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish.
Various venues will celebrate literature and its impact on our culture with a symposium, storytelling, workshops, reader's theater, music, local cuisine, bourée lessons, Dave Robicheaux tours and a 5K run.
Osha Gray Davidson, author of The Best of Enemies, Race and Redemption in the New South, will be the featured Great Southern Writer. The book is a page-turning account of the unlikely friendship between Ann Atwater, an African American activist in Durham, North Carolina, and C.P. Ellis, a local member of the Ku Klux Klan. Davidson’s book is now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell in the leading roles. The film premiered in April 2019.
The annual festival invites all literature lovers to stop by Iberia Parish for a great time.