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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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M.O. Walsh
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M.O. Walsh's story collection The Prospect of Magic, won the Tartt's First Fiction Award, was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction, and was an Editors Pick for Best New Books of 2010 by Oxford American. His stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, and Epoch, as well as many others. The Freddies is based on a short story that appears in The Prospect of Magic.

Screening: The Freddies (Rated PG)

While battling through yet another failed marriage, dealing with various addictions, and being ostracized from his family, Freddy finds strange comfort in the resemblance a mannequin has to his recently deceased grandfather and decides to bring it to the funeral. This does not go well. The film, written by M.O. Walsh and Directed by Valerie Rodriguez Black, was the winner of the 2011 Louisiana Arts and Film Organization Screenwriting Award.  It is based on Walsh's short story of the same name from his book The Prospect of Magic

 

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Capitol Park Welcome Center, Screening Room

Screening

The Freddies (PG)

 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing