For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
2018 Books Along the Teche Literary Festival
Poster Unveiling
NEW IBERIA, La. – The Iberia Preservation Alliance invites the public to attend the poster art reveal on Tues., Jan. 9 for the 2018 Books Along the Teche Literary Festival..

Be among the first to see the poster at one of Dave Robicheaux's favorite eateries Victor's Cafeteria at 10 a.m. The art was created by Ron Cutrera, whose submission won the approval of the poster contest judges and the festival’s Steering Committee.

About the Artist:
Ron Cutrera is a well-known local artist who lives in New Iberia, and has been actively painting for more than 40 years.

The artist described his inspiration for the poster, "In the process of thinking about how to create a unique painting in the context of the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival guidelines, the first picture that popped in my head was that of a musician who seems to be playing an accordion. But in fact, the figure is 'playing' a book, out of which is flowing a symbol of the Bayou Teche. At the same time, a symbol of the beautiful words and stories is flowing from the book like music.

"Then I had to think of a backdrop, and I decided to feature two New Iberia landmarks which are conveniently located adjacent to each other--the Sliman and the Bayou Teche Museum. I am very honored to be chosen as this year's poster artist."

Where to Purchase:
Posters will be on sale at Books Along the Teche (106 E. Main St, New Iberia) and Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 E. Main St, New Iberia) following the unveiling at Victor's Cafe. Cutrera takes commissioned work featuring portraits, landscapes and still life paintings. For more information, email or call (337) 255-4233.

For more information, contact Pam Forrest, festival coordinator, at (904) 599-6065 or . To purchase tickets or see the festival schedule, visit , and follow on Facebook

About the Festival:
The festival is an event of the Iberia Preservation Alliance, formed by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, the Bayou Teche Museum, and the Shadows-on-the-Teche, and the New Iberia Main Street Program. The 2018 festival is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For travel information, please check out the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau (

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit