The Big Read Continues
The Eunice "Big Read" continues this week with a pair of Monday, March 22 and Friday, March 26 noteworthy program bookends with a "poetry of protest and censorship" reading scheduled for Café Mosaic (in downtown Eunice), Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Monday's program bookend is featured speaker, writer and New Orleans food historian Kevin McCaffery who was nominated for a James Beard Award last year for a food history production and is currently working on another production in the St. Landry Parish area on Cajun cuisine and local food traditions.
On March 29, Dr. Linda Langley of McNeese State University , a recent contributor to the book, Louisiana Women will speak about her writings as well as major grant work in documenting the language, customs and traditions of the Coushatta Native American tribe. Dr. Langley's work with re-constructing a dictionary of the Coushatta Tribe should be of great interest and relates well to the themes of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
All of the lectures are free and open to the general public and are hosted in the LeDoux Library at LSU Eunice.
Free copies of Fahrenheit 451, reading guides and an audio (DVD) interview with Ray Bradbury produced by the National Endowment for the Arts are still available for people wanting to participate in the Eunice Big Read.