© John Jarman Slaughter
Darrell Bourque is a former Louisiana poet laureate and the 2014 recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival Writer Award. The author of several collections of poems, his Where I Waited is written in the voices of four Louisiana music legends. His latest book is Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie and his forthcoming new work is Love Bridge.
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
A Conversation with Johnette Downing
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.