The release will take place in the AcA’s Main Gallery this Saturday, October 24 from 6 – 8 PM. The event will be kicked off with a social gathering from 6 – 6:30 PM where attendees will have the opportunity to view John Geldersma’s Presence of Spirit exhibit. Following the social hour, both authors Jack B. Bedell and Darrell Bourque, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, will be reading selected poems from the book. Those in attendance will be able to engage Bedell & Bourque in a question and answer session as well as purchase a copy of Call and Response: Conversations In Verse. They will also have the chance for both authors sign the book following the reading.
Part of the proceeds from the books sales will be donated to the AcA to help employ musicians and artists, introduce arts into the local schools and support a first class visual arts exhibition series.
For more information call 233.7060 or visit AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org.