Experts from the cookbook industry will be on hand for a food writing symposium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
The symposium is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no registration.
The purpose of the symposium is to encourage people to create cookbooks so that recipes will not be lost but collected and passed on to other generations. Speakers will address the basic process of creating a cookbook.
Liz Williams, president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will open the seminar and talk about the cookbook industry, what is needed to create a successful cookbook and legal issues, such as copyright of recipes.
Ann Benoit, author and photographer of numerous cookbooks, will talk about the special qualities of food photography.
She will also discuss copyright issues pertaining to food photography.
A panel of food experts will discuss topics including recipe presentation: the importance of getting the recipe correct, the right ingredients in the right quantity and the importance of taste-testing.
Another panel will focus on what publishers are looking for in terms of cookbooks. Several representatives from local presses will be present to talk about current trends in cookbook sales.
RESUME WRITING: Personnel consultant and staffing professional Jessica Rareshide will discuss best practices and new techniques to create winning resumes at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
TEEN MOVIE MAKING: The Teen Center at the East Bank Regional Library is teaching teens to create and edit their own movies on the library’s editing equipment from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through July. To register, call the Teen Center at (504) 849-8833. Free and open to teens.
MANNERS FOR SUPERHEROES: Family Night includes stories and crafts designed for school-aged children and their parents. The book to be discussed is “Ten Rules for Being a Superhero” by Deb Pilutti. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero or villain. Kids will learn about good manners. 7 p.m., Monday, East Bank Regional Library, Metairie.
POETRY OUT LOUD: The winners of the Louisiana State Poetry Society spring poetry contest will read from their work at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. A second session will be at 7 p.m. June 30.
CLARINET CHOIR: The 15-member Clarinet Choir of the New Orleans Concert Band will perform traditional and contemporary music at 7 p.m. June 24 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dr. Joseph Hebert conducts.
All programs at the library are free and are open to the public.
For information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to www.jplibrary.net or like the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.