The 2011 Louisiana Book Festival is continuing the tradition of the One Book, One Festival discussion. Festival-goers can participate in the discussion by reading Of Love and Dust
by Louisiana author Ernest Gaines before the Oct. 29 festival.
Because some critics, as well as festival organizers, believe Of Love and Dust
to be arguably the best Southern movie never made, the Book Festival will feature a hypothetical “casting discussion.” Scholar and writer Reggie Scott Young will ask participants to be casting directors for a film version of the book at 4 p.m. at the state capitol. Participating readers can prepare for the festival discussion by imagining the actors from today or the past whom they would select to play the roles of Marcus, Jim Kelly, Bonbon, Tite, Pauline and the other characters who appear in the story.
For more information about the Louisiana Book Festival, visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org, call 225.219.9503 and like the Festival on Facebook.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2011
State Library of Louisiana
Office of the Lieutenant Governor