Thursday, October 2, 2014

Louisiana Book Festival needs volunteers

            The Louisiana Book Festival is seeking volunteers at the world-class celebration of readers, writers and their books from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the State Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Capitol, Capitol Park Museum and in tents on neighboring streets. Anyone interested in volunteering can find more information about the Festival as well as volunteer opportunities by visiting, calling (225) 342-4996 or emailing
            The 11th Louisiana Book Festival will feature more than 200 authors and panelists discussing their books; the Young Readers Pavilion, where children and parents will enjoy storytelling performances; and a wide variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and other performances.

Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at