Around thirty scholars and creative writers who contributed to the new collection of essays, New Orleans: A Literary History, edited by Tulane English Professor T. R. Johnson, will gather for an all-day symposium on January 25th in the Stibbs conference room of the LBC for a sequence of four panel discussions about the intersections between -- and the implications of -- their work. The symposium will begin at 9:15am with a general welcome. The panels will then follow, thus: I. Creolism and Cosmpolitanism in the 18th and 19th centuries; II. Heroes and Home in the 20th and 21st Century; III New Orleans' Literary Legacies of Color; IV. Land, Weather, Water, and What's Next for Literary New Orleans? Finally, at 4:30pm, the celebrated novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin will conclude the day's proceedings by delivering a keynote address, with a reception to follow.