Poetry Party – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is home to a lot of budding entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a lot of just plain interesting people, whose companies and careers have propelled them to be creative forces, influencers and advocates for nonprofits, the needy, and doing the right thing in the community.
Ava Leavell Haymon is a poet and author of four books who served as Poet Laureate for the state of Louisiana from 2013 – 2015. Ava’s writings have been described as “Concrete descriptions of a woman’s life in the mid-twentieth-century American South…” Ava is also a generous philanthropist in the community,giving of her time and talents to many organizations.
Heather Sewell Day is owner of The Red Cake event planning. The Red Cake plans private, corporate and community events with a unique twist, incorporating signature fourished that range from the use of Heather’s vintage VW van to the involvement of modern dancers flying through the air on silks. Among the events Heather has helped stage are Hunks and Heels, and Emerge into Dance. She’s also helped guide non-profits Of Moving Color Productions, Forum 35, and the LSU Museum of Art.
Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Karry Hosford.