Wildlife photographer to headline writers’ conference

THIBODAUX – Literary enthusiasts are invited to the Sixth Annual Jubilee Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, slated for Saturday, April 4, at the Terrebonne Parish Library main branch – located at 151 Library Dr. in Houma. The day-long conference, themed “The Writer’s Voice,” will kick off at 8 a.m.

cc-lockwoodPart of the 11th annual Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts and Humanities at Nicholls State University, the gathering will allow participants to join fellow writers and readers in a wide-ranging discussion of the literary arts and the business of publishing – all led by working authors, editors, agents and publishers.

Wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood, who has captured the unique sense of space in wild places as diverse as Louisiana swampland and the backcountry of the American West, is scheduled as keynote speaker. Lockwood’s work has earned him international acclaim, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. His work, which has been published in National Geographic and other magazines, continues to reflect changes and perils in the natural world – and he is the author of more than a dozen books published by LSU Press. His newest book is C.C. Lockwood’s Atchafalaya.

Other scheduled authors and speakers include Cherry Adair, Jack B. Bedell, Michelle Benoit, Molly Bolden, Darrell Bourque, Anne Butler, Barbara Colley, Judy Bartlett Creekmore, Charles E. Dellert Jr., John Doucet, Woody Falgoux, Norman German, Heather Graham, Barbara Hambly, Rhodi Hawk, Earl Higgins, Claire Domangue Joller, Greg Langly, Susan Larsen, Deborah LeBlanc, Lauren Ledet, Bev Marshall, David Middleton, Betsy Mitchell, Glen Pitre, Candice Proctor, Denise Rogers, Bobbi Smith, Sylvia Dickie Smith, Alexandra Sokoloff, Dee Dee Thurston, Chris Tusa, Robin Wells, F. Paul Wilson and Ron Yee-Mon.

Editors and agents scheduled to appear include Pam Ahearn of The Ahearn Agency and Kimberly Whalen of Trident Media Group.

Publishers Mary Gehman of Margaret Media and Katherine Tracy of Thunder Rain Publishing have agreed to appear as well.

Admission is $35 per person. Call (985) 876-5158 for additional information.

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