BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Livingston Parish Library is excited to announce the return of its annual book festival celebrating books and literacy. Event organizers are calling this year’s festival their biggest event yet.

This is the first book festival since 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic cancellations.

This year’s book festival will be headlined by New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Alexander. Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and author of 36 books, including “Swing,” “Becoming Muhammad Ali,” “Rebound”; which was co-authored with James Patterson and shortlisted for the prestigious UK Carnegie Medal, and The Caldecott Medal and Newberry Honor-winning picture book “The Undefeated.”

During the book festival, Alexander will host an author talk and book signing. More than 30 local authors will also be in attendance.

This is a family-friendly event with activities for every member of the family, the activities include:

  • Live performance from The Justin Cornett Band
  • The Dinosaur Experience
  • Face painting
  • Virtual Reality
  • Free food
  • Book giveaways

The 7th Annual Livingston Parish Book Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Branch Library in Livingston.

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