Thursday, October 15, 2009

Literary Road Trip: Book Festival in Baton Rouge

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Legislators are often criticized for not reading the bills on which they cast votes, but their hallowed halls at the Louisiana State Capitol this Saturday will be filled with avid readers, and plenty of writers.

Saturday, Oct. 17, is the seventh annual Louisiana Book Festival, held in the capitol as well as the State Library of Louisiana and the State Museum in downtown Baton Rouge.

It's the state's biggest literary gathering this side of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, held in the French Quarter each March.

Best-selling authors Rick Bragg, Robert Hicks, Wally Lamb and Walter Isaacson are among more than 175 writers who will discuss their work at forums and panels and readings.

The festival is free. Check the festival Web site for details.

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