HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University will host a writers panel at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 as part of Fanfare, the university’s fall arts festival.

The discussion, “Words to Eat By,” will be in the third floor of the Student Union Ballroom. Richard Stewart, food consultant and author of “Gumbo Shop Restaurant Cookbook” and co-author of the “Joe Simmer Slow Cookin’” series of cookbooks, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Susan Tucker, curator of books and records at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University and author of “New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories;” Sara Roahen, author of “Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table;” Ian McNulty, food writer for The New Orleans Advocate and author of “Louisiana Ramble;” and Judy Walker, author and food editor at NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.

Light refreshments will be served. Call (985) 345-8398 or email Michael Ledet at ledet7720@bellsouth.net.