Friday, January 15, 2016

139. Kimberly Willis Holt

139. We interview writer Kimberly Willis Holt, the author of numerous books for children and teens, including My Louisiana Sky. "By the time I was fourteen years old, I’d lived in Pensacola, Florida; Paris, France; Norfolk, Virginia; Alexandria, Louisiana; Barrigada, Guam; Bremerton, Washington; Forest Hill, Louisiana and the Westbank of New Orleans. Our kitchen reflected all those places we’d called home. We ate French toast, pancit and lumpia, red beans and rice. And we never forgot my family’s central Louisiana roots. We ate chicken and dumplings, too."
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 16, 1962. Students at Southern Univ. begin civil rights demonstrations.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. January 9-18, 1815. The Siege of Fort St. Philip lasted from January 9 to January 18, 1815 just after the British defeat at the Battle of New Orleans.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    11th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    Louisiana's Reel Festival
    January 20th, 2016 - January 27th, 2016
    Various Locations
    101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501
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