The Louisiana Book Festival will feature a panel on The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Participating in the discussion will be Managing Editor James G. Thomas, Jr., volume co-editor Sharon Monteith (Media), contributor Shane K. Bernard, and novelist James Wilcox, who is included in the Literature volume.
The panel is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Senate Chamber, and a book signing follows from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The University of North Carolina Press and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture have come together again to publish The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the original reference that reflects the changes and the newest scholarship about the region. This edition is published in a series of 24 individual volumes based on the thematic sections of the original Encyclopedia, with the final ones published in May 2013. Celebrations are being held at various bookstores and festivals in the region.