Louisiana Book Festival: Celebrating 17 Years

This year is the 17th year of celebrating the Louisiana Book Festival. Read more to find out who the featured authors are!

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On both Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st, the Louisiana Book Festival launches its 17th annual programs. New content will be featured over the following two weeks in November 5th through the 7th, as well as November 12th through 14th. This annual festival is free, family-friendly and it aims to celebrate readers, writers, and books. It is being presented virtually this year. There are more than 80 presenters and authors that will discuss their books during more than 40 virtual programs. 15 of these will be presentations for youth.

There will be virtual programs available through the Louisiana Book Festival Youtube channel.

Authors participating include 2021 Louisiana Writer Award recipient Fatima Shaik, Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy, and Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award-winning author Tommy Greenwald. More featured authors include David Armand, Rickie Lee Jones, Robert Mann, Joshua Prager, and Steven V. Roberts.

To learn more about the participants, see the full list on Louisiana Book Festival’s featured author page. Additionally, a digital version of the program guide with more details is also available. For more updates on the festival you can check out their website and they are on Facebook!

The Louisiana Center for the Book was established in the State Library in 1944. Its purpose is for stimulating the public in the interests of books, literacy, and libraries. It further celebrates the state’s rich literary heritage.

All titles featured will be available for purchase through Cavalier House Books.