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

Oct. 13, 2012

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AUTHOR RON RASH TO VISIT LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL

The Louisiana Book Festival welcomes Ron Rash to its ninth annual celebration of readers and writers Sat., Oct. 27. Rash will discuss his novel, The Cove, and participate in a Regional Identity in Fiction panel discussion.

The Cove is the story of an intense yet ill-fated love affair set in Appalachia during World War I. A lonesome young woman meets a stranger who brings her happiness but has a secret that is dangerous in a wartime high of patriotism.

Rash often situates his writings in Appalachia, where his family has lived since the mid-1700s. Through these settings, Rash imparts his own understanding of a region and people.

Rash will also join Tim Gautreaux, 2009 Louisiana Writer Award recipient, for a discussion of Regional Identity in Fiction with moderator Susan Larson, host of WWNO’s “The Reading Life.”

Rash is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University. He has published five short story collections and five novels, including Serena, which is set to be made into a movie.

The Louisiana Book Festival is Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Library of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Capitol, and the Capitol Park Museum and in tents on neighboring streets. The festival is free and will feature presentations by Louisiana and Southern writers as well as national bestselling authors, panel discussions, a Children’s Pavilion, live music and food vendors.

Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org for more information.

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