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The Louisiana Center for the Book hosts annual programs to honor Black History Month in February, Women’s History Month in March, and National Poetry Month in April. For detailed information about each of these programs, visit the State Library of Louisiana’s Facebook page.

The signature event of the Louisiana Center for the Book is the Louisiana Book Festival,  drawing thousands of children, teens, and adults to the Louisiana State Library, Louisiana State Capitol, and the Capitol Park Museum venues and grounds each fall for Louisiana’s celebration of reading, literacy, and books, featuring scores of poets and writers and, in particular, showcasing Louisiana’s wealth of writing talent. At the festival, an award ceremony honors the annual recipient of the Louisiana Writer Award, and winning authors and books in the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice statewide balloting are recognized.

The festival is preceded annually by a full day of WordShops, writing workshops featuring creative writing instructors, authors, and others to nurture Louisiana’s writing talent and help writers hone their craft and pursue publication.