Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:
Saturday, December 14th, 2pm
in the boardroom in the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.,
And will be presented by Diane M. Moore!
Diane is a writer of books, short stories, articles, and poetry. Her latest published book is a book of poetry, In A Convent Garden. It’s her 35th book, a book list that includes a middle grade work of fiction about the Spanish settlement of New Iberia entitled Flood on the Rio Teche. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in the Southwestern Review, Interdisciplinary Humanities, American Weave, Xavier Review, Trace, The Pinyon Review, and other literary journals. Her young adult book entitled Martin’s Quest was awarded a grant that placed it on the supplementary reading list for Social Studies in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes and was listed on the Louisiana Library Association’s reading list for accelerated students. Martin’s Quest was also a finalist in the Heekins Foundation Award Contest for an outstanding young adult book. Diane has been involved in poetry readings with both former Poet Laureate of Louisiana Darrell Bourque and Poet Laureate of Louisiana, Julie Kane; with New Orleans poet Brad Richard in the Festival of Words program at Casa Azul in Grand Coteau, and with the present Louisiana Poet Laureate, Ava Haymon. This year, she published another young adult novel set in south Louisiana entitled Martin and the Last Tribe, the third in a series about the young traiteur hero of Martin’s Quest.
Diane was cited by the Lafayette Advertiser as one of 31 women who were changing the history of Acadiana in 2007. In May, 2007 Diane received the St. George Episcopal Award, a national award given by the Episcopal Church of the USA for distinguished service to youth, including service to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other youth. She preaches at St. Mary’s Convent and is an Associate of the Order of St. Mary’s in Sewanee, Tennessee, as well as serves and preaches sporadically at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany when she is sojourning in New Iberia. Diane is sought after as a public speaker and book reviewer and authors a blog entitled “A Words Worth.”
After Diane’s Wordlab, we will take a two-week break for the holidays.