Thanks, Sharon.  All the sessions have been prerecorded, so I’ve been able to view that one with Rickie interviewed by our State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton; and it a fine one!  Rickie lives in New Orleans now, so she was willing to join us for her adopted state’s festival.  We hope to have her in person next year (Sat., Oct. 29, 2022).


By the way, if you are not able to view a program when launched on a particular day as listed on the schedule, the videos will remain available thereafter on our YouTube channel: .







Jim Davis

Director of the Louisiana Center for the Book

State Library of Louisiana

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Sharon Shaloo
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:33 AM
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Subject: Re: 2021 Louisiana Book Festival


Great line up Jim!  I've marked my calendar for Rickie Lee Jones ( What a coup!)  and am still reading the rest.   






Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director

Mass Center for the Book 

617.872.3718 (office)



On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 4:28 PM Jim Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

[Please share, and join us for the festival! – Jim]




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October 25, 2021




What to expect from the virtual event happening October 30 – November 14



BATON ROUGE, La. – Mark your calendar as the 17th Annual Louisiana Book Festival will launch programs on Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31, 2021. Additional new content will be available over the following two weeks on Friday, November 5, through Sunday, November 7, and Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14. This free, family-friendly, annual festival celebrating readers, writers, and books is being presented virtually this year. More than 80 authors and presenters will discuss their books during more than 40 virtual programs, including 15 presentations for children, tweens, and teens. Virtual programs can be viewed on the Louisiana Book Festival YouTube channel.


Authors participating in this year’s festival include 2021 Louisiana Writer Award recipient Fatima Shaik, Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy, and Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award winning author Tommy Greenwald (Game Changer). Other featured authors include David Armand (The Lord’s Acre), Rickie Lee Jones (Last Chance Texaco), Alecia Long (Cruising for Conspirators), Robert Mann (Backrooms and Bayous), Joshua Prager (The Family Roe), and Steven V. Roberts (Cokie: A Life Well Lived).


To learn about additional authors and participants, see a complete list on the Louisiana Book Festival’s featured author page. A digital version of the program guide with more details is also available. More information and updates are available on the Louisiana Book Festival website and on Facebook.


All featured titles will be available for purchase through Cavalier House Books. All purchases of featured festival books made through December 31, 2021, will receive a 20% discount with the festival code LABOOKFEST.


The Louisiana Center for the Book, established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books, literacy, and libraries and celebrating Louisiana’s rich literary heritage, is the state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.



Contact Information:


Rebecca Hamilton

State Library of Louisiana


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Veronica Mosgrove

Office of the Lieutenant Governor


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