Keagan LeJeune, a professor of English at McNeese State University, past president of the Louisiana Folklore Society and editor of its journal, Louisiana Folklore Miscellany, takes on a few unsavory Louisiana residents in his new book, “Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice,” by LSU Press. " The book explores the state’s colorful fugitives, from the infamous pirate Jean Laffite and Bonnie and Clyde to less familiar bandits like train-robber Eugene Bunch and suspected murderer Leather Britches Smith. He will discuss the book beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Main branch of the Lafayette Public Library as part of the Bayou State Book Talks.
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. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.