Sunday, October 28, 2012

Logo Contest Deadline

All logo contest entries are due by November 2, 2012.

Anyone present at the November 3 BWG meeting will have a chance to vote on the logo. Winner wil receive $100.

For more information:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Culture Fest Louisiana

Culture Fest Louisiana will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Last year there were over 3500 in attendance. This year the Jean LaFitte room on the third floor is dedicated to the culture of Louisiana.
Clare Coleman, Pat Kelty and Debbie Haack worked to showcase Louisiana heritage and would be thrilled to have authors participate and visit.

Tables will be set up for local authors to showcase, sell, & sign their work.
There will be a food area in the Louisiana Heritage Room as well, along with Louisiana artists and displays of local history.
For more information on Culture Fest Louisiana please see:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Scholarship Applications Due Today!

All scholarship applications are due today. See here for more information.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Louisiana Bicentennial Documentary and Panel Discussion

Doing a little research for a Louisiana Historial?
The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library is pleased to host LPB’s documentary of the Bicentennial of Louisiana narrated by New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr.
This film will take us through the state’s historical past to the present with wonderful points of interest.

There will be a panel from LPB for an informative question and answer session to follow.

Wednesday, October 24th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Southhwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library
411 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 721-7110

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scholarship and Conference Updates

The scholarship application deadline has been extended to October 20, 2012! For more information, please visit here.

For the conference schedule, speakers and registration information, please visit here.

For a chance to volunteer at the conference, please contact Sylvia Ney or leave a comment below.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lori's Redemption

Congratulations to Pam Thibodeaux on the publication of her new short story, Lori's Redemption! If you liked Tempered Fire, you will LOVE Lori's Redemption!

Lori Strickland (introduced in Tempered Fire) has always been known as her father's "wild child" with no desire to change until she meets ex-bull-rider-turned-preacher Rafe Judson. Her attempts to change her wanton ways come to naught until she realizes redemption only comes with true repentance.

Lori's Redemption is available on Kindle, Nook and at Smashwords for other reading devices!

Don't have an Ebook reading device? No problem! Amazon and Barnes & Noble both offer a FREE app for your computer so you can enjoy the many Kindle and Nook books out there!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Reminiscent Writing Contest

Anyone interested in recording personal history can enter the 2012 Reminiscent Writing Contest. There is no entry fee. Any story that does not embarass or harm anyone may be entered.

This year's theme is "Community, Civility and Compassion". Stories must be typed, double-spaced, and have no more than 1000 words or four pages. Use a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address and the name of your story. Do NOT put your name on any pages of your story. You may submit up to two entries. You can turn in your story anytime on or before December 29, 2012.

The winner will be announced at the 2013 Reminiscent Reading Program. The first place winner will receive $25. All participants receive a copy of the book containing all of the stories.

For more information, call the SWLA Geanealogical and Historical Library (337) 721-7110. You can also email them or visit You can also visit the library at 411 Pujo Street, Downtown Lake Charles.