Thursday, June 4, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Shreveport, LA

Friends: Eliana, my niece Camrynn, and I were in Shreveport today relaxing at my client’s house. The girls spent hours in the pool playing pool tennis, swimming underwater, and splashing around. In addition to the pool, the girls have been enjoying themselves playing air hockey, basketball (pocket shot), Guitar Hero and Rock Band. My client […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Travel
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Catahoula Parish Libraries

Dear Friends: I had a great time in Catahoula Parish Libraries. The children were so much fun and of course, I love my librarians there! Our first show was in Harrisonburg. We had a very nice crowd. There was even a sign interpreter interpreting my stories for a young man who enjoyed the show. Afterward, […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – LA Summer Reading Tour, Catahoula Parish Libraries

Friends: This week began my summer reading tour in the libraries across Louisiana. This is my 13th year promoting summer reading and I love it. I love seeing my old friends (Hi Ms. Lou, Jackie & Ms. Jean) and making new friends! This year, Eliana, my 8-going-on-9 year old daughter (June 15), is traveling with […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Storytelling Tours, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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The Cajun Cornbread Boy Book Signings – Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friends: I have been busy working on a new book but last weekend, I had a couple of awesome book signings for The Cajun Cornbread Boy. My first book signing was at Playville, a phenomenal toy store in Covington, Louisiana. Marita Gentry, the incredible illustrator of The Cajun Cornbread Boy, was with me. Marita and […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Resideny @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 9, Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friends: Today was Day 9 of my Louisiana Story Fest residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary. My 8 year old daughter, Eliana, who is off school for the Mardi Gras break, accompanied me to the school. She was such a sweet helper, filling in for missing students during rehearsal, helping me distribute supplies, and keep me […] Read More

Categories: Artist, Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Book Signing at Hudson Books at New Orleans Int’l Airport – Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friends: It was so much fun signing books at Hudson Books in the New Orleans International Airport. I signed next to Johnette Downing, Multi-Award Winning Author & Children’s Singer/Songwriter, who also happens to be one of my best friends. I signed The Cajun Cornbread Boy while Johnette signed her books, Chef Creole, My Aunt Came […] Read More

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Dianne de Las Casas on ABC-26 WGNO Good Morning New Orleans show – Friday, February 20, 2009

Friends: This morning, I had the privilege of being on the TV news show, Good Morning New Orleans ABC-26 WGNO. I woke up at 4:00 a.m. (I shouldn’t complain – the news crew does it every day, right?!) and drove to the studio located at the Galleria in Metairie, Louisiana. After waiting to be let […] Read More

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Louisiana Story Fest Residency @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 4 Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friends: I had such a good time on Day 4 of my Story Fest residency. It was a late day, with my first class starting at 9:40 am so I took advantage of the extra time and worked out for an hour at home. I came to school refreshed and ready to go! My first […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Folklore, Folktales, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, Story Fest, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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Louisiana Story Fest Residency @ Bissonet Plaza Elementary – Day 3 Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friends: It was Day 3 of my Louisiana Story Fest residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary. Ms. Lemoine’s first grade class was my first visit. The students really enjoyed my telling of Cajun Cornbread Boy. They loved the scarf activity and had a ball. Here they are dancing to Zydeco music. Then it was upstairs to […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Louisiana Story Fest Residency – Monday, February 9, 2009

Friends: Today was my first day of my Louisiana Story Fest Residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School. I have been doing an artist residency at this school for 7 years now. They are one of my favorite schools. For this residency, I am sharing Louisiana culture through its folk stories. For grades PK through 2, […] Read More

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