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Deep South Writers and Artists Conference (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-09-23

Duration: 00:17:28

Subjects: Deep South Writers Conference | Authors | Writing/Composition | Richards, Judith | Cline, C. Terry | Literary agents | Otte, David | Publishers and publishing


  • George, Beth Host
  • DeMers, John Reporter
  • Richards, Judith Interviewee
  • Cline, C. Terry Interviewee
  • Otte, David Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a visit to the Deep South Writers and Artists Conference in Lafayette. At the conference, reporter John DeMers interviews authors Judith Richards and C. Terry Cline. They discuss their collaboration, their success and how they became novelists. DeMers also interviews Boston literary agent David Otte. He discusses the role of a literary agent, the problems facing book publishers and the value of writers’ conferences. Host: Beth George