Oct 7, 2013 5:52 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Ghost stories around Acadiana

Join longtime journalist and ghost seeker Cheré Dastugue Coen as she visits Lafayette's haunted sites and travels the countryside in search of ghostly legends found only in South Louisiana.

Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and cookbook author. A native of New Orleans, Cheré now makes her home in Lafayette. Her books include Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana by The History Press, the cookbook travelogue Cooking in Cajun Country with "Cajun" Karl Breaux and Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets with Jude Bradley. Visit her website at http://cherecoen.wix.com/cherecoen.

Cheré Coen will be signing copies of "Haunted Lafayette" at the following:

Sept. 14, 2013: Lafayette Parish Master Gardener's PlantFest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lafayette Horse Farm. The Writers' Guild of Acadiana will host several authors signing books, including Cheré.

Sept. 21, 2013: Booksigning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited in Lafayette, part of the Hummingbird Day celebration. Hey, birds like ghost tales too!

Oct. 12, 2013: Cheré will be one of several authors featured as the "Meet the Writers' Guild of Acadiana Authors" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at J&R Educational Supplies in Lafayette.

Oct. 17, 2013: Cheré will sign books and tell Lafayette ghost tales and other paranormal phenomenon along with mediums Vicky Cormier and Allyson Glynn Schram and traiteur Becca Begnaud at 7 p.m. at Café Joie de Vivre, Breaux Bridge.

Oct. 19, 2013: Cheré will talk about "Haunted Lafayette" and sign copies at 1 p.m. at the Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette, as part of the Jeanerette Museum Day Live.

Oct. 26, 2013: Cheré will sign "Haunted Lafayette" from noon to 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Lafayette, along with author Camilla Hunt Cole who will sign her paranormal novel, "Long Shadows." Later, Cheré joins mediums Vicky Cormier and Allyson Glynn Schram and traiteur Becca Begnaud for a "Coffee, Tea and Spirit" discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Big Cup in Arnaudville, followed by a booksigning.

Oct. 30, 2013: Cheré will tell Lafayette's ghost stories from the book at 7 p.m. at Carpe Diem Gelato & Espresso Bar in downtown Lafayette, as part of Voices in Fall literary series.

Nov. 2, 2013: Cheré is a scheduled speaker at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.




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