past events

2010

March 10: The inauguration of the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing at Loyola's Monroe Library

A student/community reading group for the Walker Percy novel, The Last Gentleman, moderated by Kevin Rabelais

Women Writers and Walker Percy, moderated by Mary McCay, with authors Sheila Bosworth, Valerie Martin, and Christine Wiltz

2011

January 26: A screening of Win Riley's documentary on Walker Percy, followed by a panel discussion with Win Riley, Rhoda Faust, and Marcus Smith

March 28: An interview with author Valerie Martin

October 14-16: The first biannual conference is held at Loyola’s Monroe Library: The Moviegoer at Fifty

2012

May 28: A three-night community workshop on Walker Percy's Lancelot

October 25: A reading by Claire Keegan, author of Antarctica and Foster

2013 

July 20: A screening of documentary Yazoo Revisted, with filmmaker David Rae Morris

September 13: A lecture by Mark LaFlaur, author of the novel, Elysian Fields

October 11-14: The second biannual conference is held at Loyola’s Monroe Library: Still Lost in the Cosmos

November 9: A free masterclass fiction workshop by George Bishop, author of Letter to My Daughter and Night of the Comet 

November 13: A reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg (co-sponsored with Loyoa's Crescent City Radio)

2014

January 9: An evening talk on The Moviegoer with Mary McCay, Charles Brown, and moderated by Bill Fagaly. (co-sponsored with The New Orleans Public Library and Prospect 3 New Orleans)

July 18: A reading by authors Sarah Shotland (author of the novel Felicity Street) and Christine Stroud (The Buried Return)