OLLI at LSU Hosting Two Coffee & Lagniappe Events This Summer

05/29/2013 03:13 PM

BATON ROUGE – This summer, OLLI at LSU will be hosting two Coffee & Lagniappe events that are open to the public. Two authors whose books were published through LSU Press,will speak about their work and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

June 26 – Mary Ann Sternberg will be at First Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Hwy., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. She will discuss her recent book, titled “River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler Along Louisiana’s Historic Byway.”

From LSU Press: “The River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge hosts a fascinating mix of people, traditions, and stories. Author Mary Ann Sternberg has spent more than two decades exploring this historic corridor, uncovering its intriguing and often-underappreciated places. In “River Road Rambler,” she presents 15 sketches about sites along this scenic route. From familiar stops, such as the National Hansen’s Disease Center Museum at Carville and the perique tobacco area of St. James Parish to lesser-known attractions such as Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in the town of Convent and the Colonial Sugars Historic District, Sternberg provides a new perspective on some of the region’s most colorful places.”

August 14 – Henry Bradsher will be at First Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Hwy., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. He will discuss his recent book, titled “The Dalai Lama’s Secret and Other Reporting Adventures.”

From LSU Press: “For more than a quarter of a century, award-winning journalist Henry Bradsher reported stories from around the world. In this lively and engaging account, Bradsher recounts episodes from a distinguished career that took him to the Himalayas, the jungles of Bhutan, Kremlin caviar receptions, China’s Forbidden City and the battlefields of Vietnam. Throughout, Bradsher emphasizes the unpredictability of a correspondent’s life and the strains, perils and privileges of standing witness to momentous world events.”

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013