Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:49 PM by Akeam Ashford
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 11:04 PM
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles continues this weekend, celebrating and highlighting the best of the area's cultural traditions.
This year for the first time, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles will feature a kiosk of books written in French by Louisiana authors.
"I would imagine the day that nobody would be speaking in french and singing in french especially on the stage here at Festivals Acadien it won't be the same. It will just be like any other festival across the United States," says Louisiana french author David Cheramie.
Cheramie is a member of a group of Louisiana authors, who are showcasing their works at the festival.
The kiosk was formed in order to publicize the activities of Louisiana authors who publish in French. Some nineteenth-century works will be offered, but the focus is on the renaissance of literary work by authors of the twenty-first century.
"People want to lean to progress in french. Now we're at a level where people can speak french, you know we've gained a lot of our language that we've lost, but now people want to go to the next level to learn to read it and write it," says Cheramie.
Authors are on hand to talk about their works, and sign copy's of their books.
Their booth is located next door to the Official Festival merchandise tent by the Scène Ma Louisiane stage.