NEW ORLEANS — Author Walker Percy’s works and life are highlighted this month at a conference hosted by the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University.
Inspired by Percy’s best-known nonfiction book, “Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book,” the conference offers panels and performances focused on Percy’s lively and satirical analysis of the modern condition.
Scheduled Oct. 11-12, the conference, “Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy and the 21st Century,” is open to the public. Registration is available online in advance or onsite.
Opening day will offer participants an in-depth look at Percy, one of the most influential American writers and philosophers of the 20th century. Paul Elie, senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, will deliver the keynote address that night.