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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

Oct. 14, 2012

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ALEX V. COOK TO APPEAR AT LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL

The Louisiana Book Festival welcomes Alex V. Cook to its ninth annual celebration of readers and writers Oct. 27. Cook will discuss his book, Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana’s Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls.

Louisiana Saturday Night serves as a history and guidebook of Louisiana’s distinctive blues, Cajun and zydeco clubs. Cook writes of Louisiana’s musical traditions as he explores interesting venues in south Louisiana and tells the stories of musicians, patrons and owners. Louisiana Saturday Night also characterizes Louisiana’s music venues as living relics that not only represent having a good time, but also help preserve the state’s unique cultural heritage.

Cook is an author, teacher, journalist and music critic. He has written articles published in The Believer, The Oxford American, DownBeat, Front Porch, Paste Magazine, Hails and Horns and The Wire.

 

Cook is a professional-in-residence at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and the media presentation adviser in the LSU Office of Student Media.

The Louisiana Book Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. It is free and open to the public.

The Louisiana Book Festival is co-sponsored by the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Center for the Book; the State Library of Louisiana; the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the Louisiana Library Foundation. It is funded through federal grants as well as private sponsors such as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org for more information.

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