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LSUA Presents Annual Storytelling Conference Oct 26-27

Released: 10/11/2007

The fourth annual Southern Crossroads Storytelling Conference is coming to LSU Alexandria on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

The conference celebrates and continues Louisiana storytelling traditions. Professional local and national storytellers are scheduled to participate. Special guest includes author Bill Hunt. This year’s theme is “Growing up in the South.”

The conference is offered free to the public and will provide an opportunity for participants to hear scholars including famous Louisiana authors, professors and students reading and discussing their works.

Conference schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 26

8-10 a.m.: Scholarly papers from new LSUA students (Live Oaks Room)

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Southland Bluegrass (on the Quad)

12:30-2 p.m.: Bill Hunt on his book “Last Witness from a Dirt Road” (Science Auditorium)

2-3 p.m.: Black Mama and the Saturday Night Ball (Science Auditorium)

6-7:20 p.m.: Documentary of the making of the film To Kill a Mockingbird (Nursing Auditorium)

7:30-9:30 p.m.: To Kill a Mockingbird presented by the LSUA Movie Club (Nursing Auditorium)

Saturday, Oct. 27

6-7 p.m.: “Black Mama and the Saturday Night Ball”

7-9 p.m.: Coming-of-Age in Louisiana Stories & Louisiana Ghost Stories presented by the Central Louisiana Storyteller’s Guild

9-9:30 p.m.: Conference Farewell: Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

For more information, contact Dr. Owen Elmore at 473-6519 or or visit