Legendary Actor and Philanthropist Danny Glover joins Bayou Soul Youth Literary Conference

Danny Glover attends the premiere of "The Old Man and the Gun" at the Paris Theater on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33) (Fox 44)  – Actor, Director, and Philanthropist, Danny Glover joins this years’ Bayou Soul Youth Literary Conference alongside Actor Lance Gross, Reality TV Star Toya Wright and her mom Anita Johnson , Actor Lamman Rucker , Actress Nicole Porche , and Celebrity Publicist Love Logan.

On Tuesday, July 2ND hundreds of high school and college students from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes will have the opportunity to attend empowerment seminars and take master classes in the Entertainment Industry, Arts and Crafts (taught by Maya Angelou’s nieces), and participate in an essay contest in their aunt’s name where students compete for cash prizes and awards. The conference’s theme is “Empowering Young Voices.”

Bayou Soul Youth Literary Conference

Baton Rouge Community College, Mid City Campus
201 Community College Drive
Magnolia Theatre

Tuesday, July 2
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Preview of the “Voices from the Bayou” play, starring actor, Lamman Rucker

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Master Class/Empowerment Breakout Sessions (Participants choose one)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Dr. Maya Angelou Oratorical Essay Contest presented by Sabunmi Woods and Smyra Woods, nieces of Angelou