Elliott Woods


Elliott Woods is a veteran, journalist, and photographer. He is the writer and host of Third Squad: After Afghanistan, winner of a 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award. His other honors include an Overseas Press Club Award, a National Magazine Award, and a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review and a correspondent at Outside, Woods divides his time between Austin, Texas, and Livingston, Montana.



10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
We Are the Stories We Tell: Celebrating 10 Years of Narrative 4
with Darrell Bourque, Ru Freeman, Colum McCann, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Elliot Woods, and moderator Felice Belle

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
What We Talk About When We Talk About Conflict: The Global Impact of State-Sponsored Violence
with Colum McCann and Elliott Woods



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.

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