Louisiana Book Festival 2018



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One-time only


State Library of Louisiana
701 N 4th Street
Baton Rouge
United States


The 2018 Louisiana Book Festival is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join in the celebration for an insider’s experience of the festival. Hundreds of volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, including welcoming presenters, escorting authors, assisting with programs, staffing festival information booths, and more. Those interested in volunteering can find more information about the Festival’s volunteer opportunities by visiting http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/volunteer.html and can sign up using our simple online form. The 15th annual Louisiana Book Festival will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Festival volunteers who register by October 27th will receive a free 2018 Louisiana Book Fest T-shirt, which this year features Louisiana artist and 2008 Louisiana Writer Award recipient William Joyce’s Academy Award winning character, Mr. Morris Lessmore with his famous flying books, soaring by the State Capitol. Festival coordinators are happy to accommodate groups of friends, family, or organizations who wish to volunteer together.


This free, nationally recognized literary event will take place in the heart of Baton Rouge in the Louisiana State Capitol, State Library of Louisiana, Capitol Park Museum, and tents on neighboring streets. This year is the 15th anniversary of the book festival and will feature more than 250 authors and panelists discussing their books and more than 100 programs, including the Young Readers Pavilion, where children and parents will enjoy storytelling and performances; Teen Headquarters, featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning young adult authors; and a wide variety of book-related activities, exhibitors, and performances. See www.louisianabookfestival.org for complete details.


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  • International Volunteers