Nicholls alum, author to host book signing at Ellender Memorial Library

THIBODAUX, La. — Local author, photographer and Nicholls alum William Guion will hold a book signing and exhibit of his photographs this month at Ellender Memorial Library. 

His photographs are currently on display throughout the library. Guion (B.A. ‘75) will be signing his latest book, “Quercus Louisiana: The Splendid Live Oaks of Louisiana” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 on the first floor. 

“Quercus Louisiana is a collection of photographic images and stories covering more than three decades in which I’ve been documenting Louisiana’s historic and notable live oaks,” Guion said. “Readers will discover some of Louisiana’s oldest oaks that predate European settlement of the state; stroll visually through grand antebellum-era oak alleys; learn about the creation of the Live Oak Society; and, uncover the anecdotes and accounts of generations of diverse people who settled, set down roots, and built their homes near the oaks’ sheltering limbs.”

Published earlier this year, Quercus Louisiana contains photographs and stories of notable historic live oaks from across the state. 

Guion has documented live oaks across the country for the last three decades. His work has appeared in magazines, journals, books and museums. He has published four books prior to Quercus Louisiana: “Heartwood, Meditations on Southern Oaks” in 1998; “Heartwood, Further Meditations on Oaks” in 2009; “Across Golden Hills – Meditations on California Oaks” in 2013; and “Laura Plantation – Images and Impressions” in 2017.


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