[percy-l] Announcement: 5th Annual Walker Percy Weekend, June 1-3, 2018

Henry P. Mills wppdirector at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 03:27:31 EST 2018

Dear Percy-L:

Please find below the announcement for early sale of tickets to this year’s Walker Percy Weekend, June 1-3, in St. Francisville, LA.  The video link below, in particular, is worth viewing for a feel of many of the weekend's first-rate, enjoyable events.  The WP Weekend's webpage is www.walkerpercyweekend.org.

All best,
Henry Mills
Percy-L Administrator
Director, The Walker Percy Educational Project

The summertime festival celebrating the life and legacy of the acclaimed author in St. Francisville, LA
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June 1 - 3, 2018, St. Francisville, La
The fifth annual Walker Percy Weekend returns, raising a glass to the acclaimed author with another summer-weight blend of spirited literary discussions and convivial social events. This event sells out every year. Early-bird tickets are on-sale now; don't miss out.

Full schedule at www.walkerpercyweekend.org <http://walkerpercyweekend.cmail19.com/t/i-l-bcjuty-mkklyedl-j/>
Literary Lectures & Discussions <http://walkerpercyweekend.cmail19.com/t/i-l-bcjuty-mkklyedl-i/>
This year's lectures explore themes including race and the South; the relevance of Percy's dystopian Love in the Ruins to our present political and cultural moment, and the life and literary legacy of Shelby Foote.

Crawfish & Craft Beer Feast
The annual feast presents peak-season crawfish prepared by chefs Cody & Samantha Carroll of Hot Tails Restaurant.
Social & Culinary Adventures
Receptions and tours inspired by the author's most famous works offer opportunities to wine and dine their way around stately private homes, atmospheric churchyards, and historic streets.

Porch Tour & Bourbon Tasting
Inspired by Percy's beloved essay Bourbon, Neat, this evening stroll visits historic front porches to enjoy various whiskey cocktails.
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Walker Percy (1916—1990) wrote novels that explored the “dislocation of man in the modern age.” Most of his work was set in New Orleans and around South Louisiana, including the semi-fictitious Feliciana, which the author based upon West Feliciana and the other Florida parishes. Percy’s debut novel, THE MOVIEGOER, won the National Book Award for Fiction, and was included on Time magazine’s list of the 100 Best English language novels from 1923—2005. In later works, including LOVE IN THE RUINS, THE LAST GENTLEMAN, and THE THANATOS SYNDROME, Percy continued exploring the search for meaning in an increasingly materialistic society via masterfully wrought tales delivered with a poetic Southern sensibility and informed by the author’s deep Catholic faith.
Festival proceeds support the JULIUS FREYHAN FOUNDATION <http://walkerpercyweekend.cmail19.com/t/i-l-bcjuty-mkklyedl-x/>—an organization dedicated to restoring the historic Freyhan School building to serve as a community and cultural center for West Feliciana Parish.
Thanks to our Sponsors!

Nancy Vinci
Susan and Jimbo Roland | James Dart - David Parker | Brady Flavin - State Farm | Louise and Bishop Charles Jenkins | Noelle and Sam LeBlanc | Polly and Conville Lemoine. | The Levasseur Family | Linda and Peter Truitt | Carly and Adam Whatley | Janice Wynn | Burns & Co.

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The Walker Percy Weekend is presented by the Julius Freyhan Foundation, P.O. Box 1636, St. Francisville, LA, 70775
www.freyhanfoundation.org <http://www.freyhanfoundation.org/>
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