The world-famous literary detective Dave Robicheaux, created by author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish with his very own festival. The official Books Along The Teche Literary Festival returns for its fifth year, offering plenty of opportunities for exploration in the realms of literary history, culture, and cuisine—all in the beautiful historic district of New Iberia.
The weekend kicks off with a Friday Cajun Cocktail Party in the gardens of Shadows-on-the-Teche, featuring music from the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band and delicacies provided by Cajun Aces Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll. Saturday events include storytelling, Children's word and picture workshops, an academic symposium, live music by Andy Smith, a James Lee Burke Symposium, a Dave Robicheaux walking tour, a 5K run, and much more. And don't miss the Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demo featuring Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll.
Tickets are available for the Jazz it Up Opening Reception ($50) and the Louisiana Seafood Great Southern Chefs Food Demo ($25) at bontempstix.com. Get all of the details for the festival at booksalongthetecheliteraryfestival.com.
COVID-19 AWARE: Should the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for us to ensure the safety of all attendees and participants as the date approaches, we will not hesitate to cancel or reschedule this event and provide refunds for every ticket purchased.
Terms & Conditions* No refunds will be issued within seven days of event date.* In the event of inclement weather, we will make every effort to ensure that guests are comfortably accommodated, but this may include moving the event to another location. In the event that a Books Along the Teche Literary Festival event coincides with weather severe enough to trigger a National Weather Service watch or warning within a twenty-five-mile radius of the supper site, the event may be rescheduled or canceled. If weather forces an event postponement, every effort will be made to reschedule within a reasonable time frame. Existing tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If circumstances require a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.