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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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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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Smiley Anders
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Smiley Anders has been writing his six-days-a-week column for The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., since 1979. Anders' column has won first place in the Herb Caen Awards category of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists' annual contest on five occasions -- in 1985, 1996, 2004, 2005 and 2006. The awards are named for the legendary San Francisco Chronicle items columnist. In 2011 he was inducted into LSU's Manship School of Mass Communications Hall of Fame.

Smiley!: A Laughing Matter

Smiley Anders's first book, Best of Smiley, published by AuthorHouse, presented humorous excerpts from his six-day-a-week newspaper columns in the Baton Rouge, La., Advocate published between 1979 and 1990.
This book not only contains funny stories from his columns published between 1991 and 2000, but also an account of his life, from his early days as a spoiled brat in Natchez, Miss., to his high school and college days in Baton Rouge and his journey in journalism that culminated in his award-winning column.

Here you'll find Cajun jokes featuring Boudreaux and Thibodeaux, tales of Louisiana politicians both free and incarcerated and a somewhat less than serious look at the "Gret Stet" of Louisiana and its colorful citizens.
It's as much fun as Mardi Gras, without the hangover.

 

3 PM – 3:45 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing

 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

House Committee Room 4

Book Talk

Smiley!: A Laughing Matter