Louisiana Words Live: Allstars 2021 will be featuring Ted A. Richard alongside some of the most active writers from Louisiana Words (louisianawords.com) and hosted by the creator, Louis Toliver Jr. This isn’t the first time that Ted and Louis have partnered together, establishing Louisiana Words Live in Lafayette in 2013 and the Acadiana P.R.I.D.E. Festival in 2014. Ted will be sharing passages from his new book, The 16th Second, coming out tentatively June 2022.
Ted‘s book deals with the idea of fame and what makes one famous. The captivating, relatable memoir captures overcoming LGBTQIA issues as the backdrop to most of the story. Louisiana Words is a blog that was created at the end of 2012, featuring only writers who were born or have resided in Louisiana for any period of time.
Each writer represents their geographic location. Ted represents Church Point contributing nearly 20 creative works to the Louisiana Words catalogue over its 8 years. Louisiana Words is in transition to become a nonprofit in 2022 producing a publication of writers and artists called Mots de Louisiane (motsdelouisiane.com).
Our other Allstar writers for 2021 include: Barry Sons. Annette Redmond Walters, Chase Fontenot, James Leland Ludeau, Madison Elizabeth Holland, & Louis Toliver Jr! Dustin Dale Gaspard will be our featured musician and our featured visual artist will be painter, Barry Sons! Louisiana Words Live: Allstars 2021 will be held at Beausoleil Books in Lafayette, LA at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. There will be a lottery open mic during two show breaks. Seating is limited.