Programs by Subject - Emerging and Expanding Genres

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Capitol Park Museum Auditorium
Everybody Has a South: Grit Lit
Frank Bill, Back to the Dirt: A Novel
Daren Dean, Roads: A Novel
Meagan Lucas, Here in the Dark: Stories

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
State Library, Fourth Floor
Autofiction: Life Meets Fiction
Christee Gabour Atwood, Calling Home
Teresa Tuminello Brader, Letting in Air and Light
Jeffrey Dale Lofton, Red Clay Suzie
with moderator Gary Richards

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Capitol Park Museum Auditorium
Flash Fiction America: 73 Very Short Stories
John Dufresne

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
State Library Seminar Center
Afrofuturism: What It Is and Why It Matters
‘Afrofuturism’ is a term coined by Mark Dery in a 1994 essay entitled “Black to the Future,” but what exactly does it mean and how is it shaping culture today? Join noted comic book creators Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia, Monarch) and Rob Guillory (Mosely, Farmhand) and assistant professor of English at Southern University Dr. Taylor Scott as they discuss this important movement.


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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