Friday, November 16

8:30am-10:00am

Keeping the Tradition Alive:  New Orleans Culture Bearers

Moderator: Ben Sandmel

Panelists:  Kim Vaz-Deville, Eric Waters, Rachel Brenulin, Big Chief Victor Harris, Merline Kimble

Words & Music Panel Pass--$10

 

10:15am-11:15am

Sweet Spots:  In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Moderator: Barbara Ewell

Panelists: Beth Willinger; John Klingman; John Clark

Words & Music Panel Pass--$10

 

11:45am-1:15pm

Literature and Lunch--Poets and Po’Boys

Venue:  The Dragonfly:  Poetry and Performance Ritual Space

Readers: Alison Pelegrin, James Nolan, Christopher Romaguera, Shaina Monet, Mona Lisa Saloy, Clare Harmon

Literature and Lunch--$25

 

1:45pm-2:50pm

It’s a Family Affair:  Intergenerational Connections to the Arts

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: Peter Cooley; Nicole Cooley

Words & Music Panel Pass--$10

 

3:00pm-4:15pm

Casting a Shadow: Writing while Working My My Day Job

Interviewer:  Kelly Harris

Speaker: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Words & Music Panel Pass--$10

 

4:15pm-6:30pm

Happy Hour on your own

 

6:30pm-9:30pm

Words & Music Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Venue:  Cafe Reconcile

A Tribute to Mrs. Herreast Harrison

“Night in Blue” Tribute to Herreast Harrison--$50