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Louisiana Book Festival

October 31, 2020 @ 7:00 am 7:00 pm EDT

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 31, when the 2020 Louisiana Book Festival comes to town!

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is proud to present the 17th edition of this free, world-class literary celebration. Come join the fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum, the Capitol Park Welcome Center, and nearby locations.

Whether you’re young or old, enjoy puzzling over a good mystery, have a thirst for history, can’t get enough of poetry or love to cook up some great Louisiana dishes, our national award winning event has something for every book lover.

The Louisiana Book Festival is your chance to meet exceptional writers while enjoying book-related activities and presentations.


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It’s a horror story, a mystery, and David and Goliath story all in one. In 2005, the entire world watched as a major U.S. city was nearly wiped off the map. The levees ruptured and New Orleans drowned. But while newscasters attributed the New Orleans flood to “natural catastrophes” and other types of disasters, citizen investigator Sandy Rosenthal set out to expose the true culprit and compel the media and government to tell the truth. This is her story.

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