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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

Walter Myers

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Just Write: Here's How!
A Workshop for Writing Your Adult Novels

Presented by Walter Dean Myers


Friday, October 26
9 a.m. – Noon
Seminar Center, State Library of Louisiana

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers presents a program for writers who wish to create works for young adults. According to Myers, the hardest part of writing is finishing the manuscript you know is going to shake the market and win the awards. This workshop, by a writer who has finished over a hundred and ten books, will tell you exactly how to finish that novel that's been in the drawer, in your closet, or even in the back of your mind!

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Walter Dean Myers is a critically acclaimed author of books for young people. His award-winning body of work includes Sunrise Over Fallujah, Fallen Angels, Monster, Somewhere in the Darkness and Harlem. Myers has received two Newbery Honor Awards and five Coretta Scott King Awards. He is the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature, given by the American Library Association) as well as the first recipient of Kent State University's Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2008, he won the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award. He is considered one of the preeminent writers for young people.