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Dave Robicheaux Hometown Literary Festival

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Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival

The world-famous literary Detective Dave Robicheaux, created by author James Lee Burke, is coming home to Iberia Parish with his first festival.

The official Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival: Celebrating Storytellers from Iberia and Beyond will be held April 8-10, 2016, in New Iberia’s historic district and around Iberia Parish.

Friday night kicks off with Bayou City Jam, a pig-roast party at the Shadows-on-the-Teche, where bands will serenade guests and you might even see Dave himself there, or quite a few of him. The Dave Robicheaux Look Alike Contest will crown the ultimate Dave doppelganger. So, prepare your best Cajun accent and outfit and we’ll see y’all there, cher!

Saturday starts with the Neon Rain 5K Run, followed by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Symposium with panel discussions. Iberia Performing Arts League actors will perform vignettes with actor interpretations of a Dave Robicheaux novel, as well as other literary-based one act plays.

At Eat With Clete there will be live music and Cajun delicacies in Bouligny Plaza. Books Along the Teche will hold an author fair and book signing along Main Street. Local and regional storytellers will offer readings of their works. Bourée lessons and a tournament will also take place.

On Saturday evening Black Cherry Blues & Boudin will showcase Cajun food and blues bands for a good ol’ fais-do-do. Grab a drink and stroll down Main Street to see why Dave Robicheaux always wanted to come back home.

During the weekend, the Grand Theater will show In the Electric Mist starring Tommy Lee Jones. Guided Dave Robicheaux tours will bring participants around Iberia Parish to visit locations like New Iberia’s Main Street, Victor’s Cafeteria and Bayou Teche.

The first annual Dave Robicheaux Hometown Literary Festival invites all literary lovers to stop by Iberia Parish for a great time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT JAMES LEE BURKE WILL NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT AS HE WILL BE OUT OF STATE DURING THE FESTIVAL.

Only All-in-one inclusive tickets are available for purchase at this time. Please check back on January 8th to purchase tickets to individual events.

WHEN
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM (CDT) 
WHERE
New Iberia, LA 
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