Monday, September 29, 2014

Celebration of Literature and Art

 St. Francisville, La.: Whether it's the sights of our historic district buildings, homes and unique shops, the beauty of many historic plantation homes, the art of local artists and past resident John James Audubon, the sounds from the local musicians at our festivals and birds during the spring migration, the wonderful tastes from our numerous restaurants, or the smells of unspoiled outdoors, St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish of Louisiana has something to entertain your senses. A place of legends, civil war and culture, maintains its rich historical integrity in this small historic town in an unique place of Louisiana.


Celebration of Literature and Art announce the 2015 featured authors for the Writers and Readers Symposium, award winners all: California mystery writer Abigail Padgett whose most recent book is set in St. Francisville, New Orleans novelist and short story writer Moira Crone, Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Hayman, and the gifted photographer/writer Richard Sexton whose latest release explores and illustrates with dreamy images the Creole connections of New Orleans with the Latin Caribbean. Moderating this day-long program of individual and panel discussions with audience participation will be Carolyn Thornton; authors mingle with guests during lunch and will have autographed books available for purchase.

Tickets for the Writers and Readers Symposium: A Celebration of Literature and Art, will be available beginning in November, and those interested are encouraged to reserve early. For information on the photography exhibit and free monthly community events, contact Darlene Reaves (; to volunteer, to engage speakers for book clubs and other organizations, and for additional information, contact Dr. Olivia Pass (  
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall in St. Francisville is full of Events

St. Francisville, La., "Happenings Newsletter" -  Entertainment, Festivals and Events.

 HAPPENINGS: The newsletter to discover what's happening in St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish.  Periodically articles from the "Friends of St. Francisville" blog will be added to this newsletter.  Following these article introductions you will find the most updated news on upcoming local events.  A good source to find updates on festivals can also be found on the St. Francisville Festival website.

What’s coming up in St. Francisville

Music at The Mag    -  Friday – September 26th – The Delta Drifters

Art in the Park at Rosedown State Historic Site – September 27th.

Rosedown Plantation welcomes artists and aspiring artists to come be inspired by the historic homes and gardens for a chalk pastel tutorial.  Chalk pastel was a popular medium in the 19th century.  Learn some techniques and see how messy but fun medium can make you feel like an artist in no time.  For more information 635-3110.

Historical Society Museum has a new exhibit through the month of September. 

The exhibit features local memorabilia on World War 1.  The museum is open daily from 9am until 5pm and on Sundays from 9:30am until 5pm.

October brings cooler weather and a month full of great fun for everyone.

Angola Prison Rodeo – every Sunday in October

The Wildest Show in the South – gates open at 9am, rodeo begins at 2pm and crafts stay open until 5pm.

For ticket information 225 655 2030 or online at

Myrtles Halloween Extravaganza

The Myrtles will host their Halloween Extravaganza every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October

For details please call 225 635 6277

St. Francisville Symphony Association-First performance for the 2014-2015 series

Friday – October 3 at 7:30pm at Grace Church – “The Guitar in the Baroque”.  The concert will be preceded by a wine and cheese tasting in Jackson Hall.  Tickets will be available at the Bank of St. Francisville, the BRSO box office or at the door.  Individual tickets will be $25.00 and season tickets (4 concerts) are $80.00

Rosedown State Historic Site- Garden Tour Fridays – October 3

At 10am Rosedown will offer a guided walking tour of the historic Rosedown Gardens and Outbuildings.  Program occurs every first Friday of each month.  For more information 225 635-3110

Southern Garden Symposium – October 10 and 11th.

With featured speakers like LSU Ag Center's Dan Gill, award-winning New Orleans landscape architect Rene Fransen, and noted authors Greg Grant and Bill Welch, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Known as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstanding gardening lectures and workshops, the Southern Garden Symposium - now in its 26th year - has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the south.

 For detailed information please visit

Warrior Dash – Saturday October 11th at the Sports Park

Mud, Sweat and Beer. 

For detailed information visit

Rosedown State Historic Site – October 11-Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour will start at 10:30am.  A guided tour of rarely seen aspects of Rosedown, focusing on the working side of a high-visitation historic site.  Visitors will get to view the attic of the main house and the production greenhouse, learning the “nuts and bolts” of what makes Rosedown tick. 

Folk Music Open Mic – Sunday October 19th
Hemingbough will be the venue for this free community event.  Bring your guitar, banjo or just yourself!

Event will take place between 4pm-6pm

Sponsored by “A Celebration of Literature and Art” for more information contact Darlene Reaves

Friends of the Library Book Sale – October 24 and 25

The Yellow Leaf Arts Festival – October 25 and 26


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