FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Historic New Orleans Collection
THNOC among sponsors of Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge
Festival on Sat., Oct. 27, will feature presentation on new Ernie K-Doe biography
WHO: Louisiana Center for the Book and the State Library of Louisiana with The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHAT: 2012 Louisiana Book Festival
WHEN: Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Festival hours
11-11:30 a.m.: Book talk* with Ben Sandmel, author of THNOC's recent book
"Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans"
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Book signing* for "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans"
WHERE: The festival will take place at multiple indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Baton Rouge, includin
The State Library of Louisiana, 701 N. 4th St., Baton Roug
The Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. 4th St., Baton Roug
The Louisiana State Capitol, N. 3rd Street and Capitol Drive, Baton Roug
The Capitol Park Welcome Center, 702 N. River Rd., Baton Rouge
*Ben Sandmel's book talk will take place in the Louisiana State Museum auditorium, and the book signing will take place in the Barnes & Noble tent.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is proud to return as a sponsor of the Louisiana Book Festival. The literary celebration offers opportunities for book lovers of all ages to interact with writers, poets and storytellers and enjoy a variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and demonstrations. It will be held Sat., Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at multiple venues in downtown Baton Rouge.
Ben Sandmel, author of THNOC's recent publication "Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans," will discuss the book and its legendary subject from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Louisiana State Museum auditorium. A book signing will follow the discussion from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the outdoor Barnes & Noble tent on the festival grounds.
Nearly 150 authors and panelists will be at this year's festival, participating in discussions and book signings. Among the featured guests are historian Lawrence Powell, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Southern Living writer Rick Bragg, current poet laureate Julie Kane, Louisiana Writer Award recipient John Biguenet and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers.
No admission is required to attend the event, where refreshments and live music will be provided. Visit http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/ for the full list of participants and the schedule of speakers.
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information about The Collection, visit http://www.hnoc.org/ or call (504) 523-4662.
The Historic New Orleans Collection-Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.