Louisiana Book Festival WordShops 2014
October 31, Baton Rouge
State Library of Louisiana and Capitol Park Museum

The WordShop component of the Louisiana Book Festival offers writing WordShops emphasizing craft. Faculty, both local and national, are highly credentialed and have a commitment to teaching. WordShops are serious educational experiences presented in a supportive, informal environment, appropriate for both novice and advanced writers as well as anyone who enjoys books and good conversation.

Equally important is the development of the Louisiana community of students and teachers who support art in literature as well as one another's pursuits. The Louisiana Book Festival WordShops function under the assumption that everyone is creative and anyone can write. We offer the tools to craft your work. We respect you and your writing, and whatever your writing background, we treat you like a professional and strive to boost your confidence to create. The varied backgrounds that students can bring to the classroom enrich the creative process for everyone; we welcome a diverse mix of participants.

Full Day:

  • Finding the Story, presented by Jill McCorkle $85

  • Morning:

  • Breaking the Rules: A Teen Workshop for the Creatively Hyperactive, presented by Mark Dunn $25 (special student pricing)
  • You Can Do a Graphic Novel, presented by Barbara Slate $45 (Student price: $25)

  • Afternoon:

  • Making Poems Out of Your Own Experience, presented by Ava Leavell Haymon $45
  • The Lovely Bones: On Organizing Your Research and Writing, presented by Earl Swift $45
  • To register for a 2014 Louisiana Book Festival WordShop, complete this form or call 225.219.9503.

    Those signing up for two $45 half-day sessions only pay $85.






    Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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