While there isn't a football game happening in Baton Rouge this weekend, the Louisiana Book Festival makes the case for a day trip. The 16th annual event, which is free to enter, takes place Saturday, November 2nd on the grounds of the state capitol. The Historic New Orleans Collection is returning as a sponsor and will have a table in the sponsor tent section with titles published by the institution. 

Enigmatic Stream

Richard Sexton, the author of Enigmatic Stream, will make his first off-site appearance for the book at the festival. He is The Historic New Orleans Collection's features speaker of 2019 and scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. in House Committee Room 5. 

The daylong festival serves as a celebration of literature with authors such as Sarah M. Broom and Maurice Carlos Ruffin appearing, and programs for all age and interest levels. There are more than 235 writers, poets, scholars, musicians, and panelists scheduled to present readings and book talks or participate in interviews and panel discussions. It was established in 2002 to promote reading and life-long learning among citizens.

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2018 Louisiana Book Festival

The Louisiana Book Festival takes place Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details here.