Louisiana Book Festival celebrating “the literary culture of our state and its readers”


Louisiana Book Festival

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Book Festival is back!

Every weekend between October 30 and November 14, book lovers will have access to “40 programs and over 80 authors and presenters.”

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the 17th installment of the Louisiana Book Festival to go virtual in 2021.

“Since its inception, the Louisiana Book Festival has grown in size and popularity, drawing attendees from all over the world, with an annual attendance of nearly 30,000 people joining us in Baton Rouge to celebrate the literary culture of our state and its readers,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “While we look forward to the in-person return next year, we are excited to be able to bring the festival to you virtually this year.”

Author pages and a full schedule are expected to come out this month.

If you would like to learn more about the Louisiana Book Festival, visit LBF.

“I am thrilled for us to be able to present this virtual version of the Louisiana Book Festival, and I am especially excited to participate by interviewing the iconic singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones about her memoir,” said State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton. “Although we will miss the personal interaction and intimacy only an in-person festival can bring, we are grateful for the many authors and participants who cooperated to make this year’s festival possible.”

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