Monday, May 10, 6-7:30 PM

Virtual Author Event! Katie Bowler Young Discusses Enrique Alferez

East Bank Regional Library
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4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA

When: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where: East Bank Regional Library Katie Bowler Young, author of a new book titled Enrique Alférez: Sculptor, will discuss his life and work at 6 p.m. CST, Monday, May 10, via video conference online. Visit for more details, including how to join the discussion. Enrique Alférez, born in Zacatecas, Mexico, lived nearly the entire 20th century. After service in the Mexican Revolution as a youth, he emigrated to Texas; studied in Chicago; and, in 1929, first made his way to Louisiana. For almost 70 years, he worked in New Orleans. His lasting imprint is seen among figurative sculptures, monuments, fountains, and architectural details in prominent locations from the Central Business District to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain and beyond. Author Katie Bowler Young has gained unprecedented access to Alférez's personal and family holdings and has crafted a poetic evocation of the life and work of this preeminent artist. Enrique Alférez: Sculptor is the latest entry in the Louisiana Artists Biography series. The book, featuring more than 100 images of Alférez's work in New Orleans and beyond, will be the first in the series to center on sculpture and public art. Katie Bowler Young is the author of Through Water with Ease (Louisiana Literature Press, 2019) and State Street (Bull City Press, 2009). Her poetry and prose have appeared in journals including the Southern Review, the Midwest Quarterly, the Carolina Quarterly, and Louisiana Literature. Her work often focuses on art, culture, and perspective. Young is interim senior director for global partnerships and relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, responsible for international programs and partnerships. She is an adjunct faculty member in poetry in the creative writing program at Warren Wilson College. Among other honors, she has earned a Fulbright-Nehru International Education award and was a finalist for the Marble Faun Prize for Poetry. Young earned degrees from the University of New Orleans and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. For more information regarding this event, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or