Louisiana Book Festival WordShops
November 1, 2019, Baton Rouge
State Library of Louisiana
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.
WordShop schedule for Friday, November 1, 2019:
9 a.m. to Noon
- Beyond Description: Mining Imagery for Meaning presented by Michael Knight
- Unlocking the Box: Writing Personal Essays presented by Michele Filgate
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Myth Making and Breaking: How to Use Old Stories to Write Something New presented by Steph Post
- Finding Your Narrative: At the Crossroads of Memory, Journalism, and History presented by Steve Luxenberg
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.