Saturday, October 6, 2018

Authors to teach 'WordShops' Nov. 9 in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Book Festival will offer several WordShops on Nov. 9, 2018, half-day writing workshops on a variety of craft and book marketing topics at the State Library of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. The courses are designed for people writing fiction or nonfiction and this year’s “book business” WordShop focuses exclusively on self-publishing.

The classes will be held the day before the annual Louisiana Book Festival on Nov. 10 in Baton Rouge.

The WordShops are:

9 a.m. – Noon:
Suzanne Hudson and Joe Formichella – The Art of Self-Publishing: Minimizing the Mad Middle Men and Reclaiming Your Writing
Joshua Wheeler – Remixing Your Roots: Writing About Home with Accuracy, Originality, and Plenty of Imagination

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.:
Jonathan Evison – Your Partner, The Reader: Exploring the Reader/Writer Collaboration
Tessa Fontaine – Close and Bright: A Nonfiction Workshop

Registration for each WordShop is $50; for a person attending two WordShops, the cost is $90. Space is limited. Registration and payment are due by Friday, Oct. 26. After that date, registrations will be accepted only as space allows. 

For WordShop descriptions and short author biographies, visit register, call (225) 219-9503 or visit

For more information on the 2018 Louisiana Book Festival, visit

Louisiana Book News is written by award-winning author Chere Dastugue Coen, who writes Louisiana romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Her first book in each series is FREE to download as an ebook, including "Emilie," book one of The Cajun Series, "Ticket to Paradise," book one of The Cajun Embassy series and "A Ghost of a Chance," the first Viola Valentine mystery.

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