Singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist, and environmentalist Zachary Richard is a recording artist and performer with 20 albums to his credit. He is the author of four volumes of poetry and Louisiana’s first French language Poet Laureat. Fiercely attached to the French language and Acadian culture, he is Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic, Officer de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Member of the Ordre des Francophones des Amériques, Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade, and Member of the Order of Canada.
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor
The Gift of Les Cenelles in Word and Song. A celebration of Louisiana's French language poetry tradition, past and present, featuring French Immersion students reading from the original anthology published New Orleans, 1845.
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.