LFS 2018 Meeting in Houma

62nd Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Folklore Society 

March 9-10, 2018

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2018 annual meeting to be held March 9-10, 2018 in Houma, Louisiana, in partnership with Nicholls State University.

The conference will begin with a tour of local cultural points of interest on Friday afternoon, March 9th (more information to be announced soon). Paper sessions and presentations will take place the morning of Saturday, March 10. The afternoon of the 10th will be a Summit on a Cultural Action Plan for the Bayou Region, featuring representatives from local community stakeholders and environmental and cultural professionals.

The call for papers and presentations can be viewed here.


Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, La.

LFS rate: $89 for king or two queen beds. Phone: (985) 223-8996

Register in advance for several activities:

Tour of the Bayou Region

3 – 7:30 p.m., March 9

Tour includes a guided walk through the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, visits with 2 tradition bearers, land loss site, a 100-year-old grocery store, and the end of the road. The evening ends at Lapeyrouse’s Bar & Seafood in Chauvin, with jambalaya, white beans, and storytelling. $35 per person

 Presentations, 8 – noon, March 10 – Duhe Center

We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. More information at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r69eUMTxj_iMcUGQXd5Qi-TjMAW9tWhU1DOi-bmwao8/edit?usp=sharing

Luncheon, March 10

Chef Paul Williams, a graduate of the John Folse Culinary Academy and owner of GeauxHealthy Meals, is cooking lunch. Diners have a choice between a main dish of homemade meatloaf or a quinoa veggie patty. Both served with sides of mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. To register click on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SgWZKw3KZ-8mxAaVi5xatYYAkI7Ipcd0v5LLT53tN6s/edit?usp=sharing

Bayou Culture Conversation, March 10, 2 – 5 p.m. Duhe Center

An afternoon of discussion about our heritage, our culture, and how we cannot just survive but thrive. For more information, please go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DbfBSlMr0RGUP2zx83AH-dJVYMRnk61jZjE8Hu5BKV4/edit?usp=sharing

To register for meals or the tour, please go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SgWZKw3KZ-8mxAaVi5xatYYAkI7Ipcd0v5LLT53tN6s/edit?usp=sharing

Or send an email to shana.walton@nicholls.edu.