CELEBRATING THE WRITTEN WORD
Saturday, March 7, 2015
The city of Hammond's largest literary event, “Celebrating the Written Word” will return for its second year on in various downtown Hammond locations. Presented by the Hammond Regional Arts Center, this literary conference will feature over 20 well-known local authors who will discuss their genre of expertise, ranging from play writing, to true crime to food writing.
The highlight of the event will be an appearance by Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Haymon, and will also include appearances from other acclaimed writers. Registration costs $35 per attendee and provides access to a full day of workshops, panel discussions and master classes hosted by the guest authors.
SPECIAL POETRY READING BY AVA LEAVELL HAYMON
Join us at "Celebrating the Written Word" with a special reading of works by Ava Leavell Haymon. Haymon is the poet laureate of Louisiana, and holds the Louisiana Literature prize for poetry in 2003, the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award for 2010, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2011 Award in Poetry.
Her work "Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread" was chosen by Women's Voices for Change as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2010. She teaches poetry writing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the academic year and directs a writers retreat in New Mexico in the summer. Don't miss out on .
Photos from CWW 2014
From March 5-7 participating bars will present hand-crafted cocktails made famous by a notable figure in literary history.
Participating bars, along with their cocktail choice include:
Tope La Restaurant, William Faulkner, Mint Julep
Brady’s Restaurant, Truman Capote, Screwdriver
Red, White & Brew, Edna Vincent Millay “Between the Sheets”
Crescent Bar, Tennessee Williams, the Ramos Sazerac
Your Mom’s Bar & Grill, Ernest Hemingway, Mojito
The public event is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 beginning at the Red White & Brew in downtown Hammond. Attendees are encouraged to come out dressed as their favorite author or literary character.
Special Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors