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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

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TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Julie Kane
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Julie Kane is the current Louisiana Poet Laureate.  Her two most recent poetry collections are Rhythm & Booze (2003), Maxine Kumin’s selection for the National Poetry Series and a finalist for the Poets’ Prize, and Jazz Funeral (2009), the winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize.  She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Louisiana Poet Laureate

The state's poet laureate serves a two-year term and must deliver an annual reading in a location designated by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

According to statute, the poet laureate is chosen from nominations submitted by a selection committee appointed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Nominees must have had their poetry published in books, anthologies, literary journals, or magazines and must reflect the diverse cultures and heritage of Louisiana.

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

State Library, Capitol View Room

Discussion

The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing

 

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Museum, Auditorium

Discussion

Conversations with Tim Gautreaux

 

3:30 PM – 4 PM

State Library, Capitol View Room

Discussion

A Poet Back in Louisiana: Martha Serpas