Media Advisory
March 27, 2017
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Bayou Country Bloodsport
Book Talk    
Who: Iberia Parish Library & Jon Donlon, Ph.D.

What: Lecture and Book Talk

When: Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m.

Where: Iberia Parish Library - St. Peter Branch, 1111 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, La.


Have you heard the term "purple leisure?" You are probably familiar with some of the activities that encompass "purple leisure" and do not even realize it. Dr. Jon Donlon has done extensive research on what is considered "purple leisure" activities, which often include gambling and the topic of his book, cockfighting in southern Louisiana. His book "Bayou Country Bloodsport" dives into the shiftier world of cockfighting, exploring its history and cultural impact on southern Louisiana. He will discuss his book and his research on the matter at this captivating talk.

For more information, call (337) 364-7150 or visit


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.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742