Sunday, November 8, 2015

Moonbot Studios takes on bullies

Moonbot Studios of Shreveport, along with the Ad Council and Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P), have launched “I Am A Witness,” a digital-focused campaign featuring a new emoji and an interactive film which tells the story of a boy named Jack, who is bullied at school and online. Once the user intervenes and interacts with the video using the on-screen emoji, Jack’s world is filled with more color, turning a sad day into a happy one. To interact with the film, download the emoji and learn more, visit

Book events this week, Nov. 8-15
John Slaughter discusses “Catahoula: Louisiana State Dog” as part of the Bayou State Book Talks at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette Parish Main Library, 301 W. Congress St. in downtown Lafayette. The event is free.
The Sublettes will read from and discuss “The American Slave Coast” Tuesday at the New Orleans Community Book Center and at 6 p.m. Thursday at Octavia Books of New Orleans.  
The annual Friends of the Iberia Parish Library Book Sale will be Friday through Sunday at the New Iberia Main Library.
            Todd Mouton signs “Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oil Center After Hours concert with Dustin Gaspard, followed by Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars at Heymann Memorial Park and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Live @ Bayou Teche with Jimmy Breaux at Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Brewery in Arnaudville.
Dixon Hearne will discuss his award-winning books — “From Tickfaw to Shongaloo,” “Native Voices, Native Lands,” “Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South” and more — at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ouachita Valley Branch Library in West Monroe. For more information, visit
Deborah Burst will discuss her books, “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo” and “Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans” at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West Monroe Branch Library and at 10 a.m. Thursday at the West Ouachita Branch Library and at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the JR Searcy Branch Library.

Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire, “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter.” Write her at