Friends of Sims Library to sponsor writers' panel Oct. 21
Thursday, October 9, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a second annual writers' panel on Oct. 21 as part of Fanfare, the university's fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library (FoSL), the free panel discussion, "Words to Eat By," is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in the 3rd floor Student Union Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served.
Richard Stewart, food consultant and author of "Gumbo Shop Restaurant Cookbook," and co-author of the "Joe Simmer Slow Cookin'" series of cookbooks, will moderate the panel discussion. The discussion will focus on writing about food and how words might influence readers.
Panelists include Susan Tucker, curator of books and records at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University and author of "New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories;" Sara Roahen, author of "Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table;" Ian McNulty, a New Orleans journalist, author and radio personality specializing in the culture of Louisiana and author of "Louisiana Ramble;" and Judy Walker, author and food editor at "NOLA.com/Times Picayune." Since Hurricane Katrina, Walker has been working on a project to restore lost recipes of New Orleans.
For more information, contact FoSL President Michael Ledet at 985-345-8398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.