Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Louisiana Book Festival

Festival day is almost here, and I’m excited! The Louisiana Book Festival starts Friday, October 16, but most of the action is on Saturday, October 17. Lana and I will be going up Friday afternoon for the Authors Party dinner from 7:00 to 9:00 at the State Library. Then we plan to just get a room, if we can find one nearby, because my talk is on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 10:45. I’ll be talking about my writing, with specific reference to Witch of Talera, which is my most recent novel.


If you’re not familiar with the Louisiana Book Festival, it’s held on the Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge. It basically starts at 10:00 and ends at 5:30. The general link is here. And there’s also a link to my profile here. My talk is in the Capitol building itself, in House Committee Room 4, which is in the basement (Alario Hall). I’ll be doing a signing at the Barnes & Noble tent at 11:00, which is along Spanish Town Road on the Capitol grounds. After that I plan to hit a bunch of other exciting panels and presentations.

The festival is free and open to the public, and they have all kinds of things for kids to do as well. There will be booths up during the day with food and exhibits, and there are kid’s tents, live music, a cooking demonstration, and much more. There’ll be lots of books. Hurray! The State library and State museum are also right there. At 6:00 there is a free concert by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

If you’re going to be in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday, stop by. The Capitol grounds are gorgeous and there should be many interesting sights and sounds to experience. Plus, did I mention "books?"

Needless to say, I won’t be blogging until at least Sunday. But I’ll give a report here when I get a chance. In the meantime, I’m going to have some fun.

26 comments:

jodi said...

Charles, Have fun and we will be here waiting when you get back!

Jack said...

I'm looking forward to your report. I don't get out many things like that, so I enjoy hearing about these events.

Have a good time and a good talk.

Sidney said...

Hope you have lots of fun.

Marja said...

Sounds like an exciting festival
Hope you had a good day or probably your Friday stil has to start Arohanui

Laurie Powers said...

You all have a great time - can't wait to here about it.

Cloudia said...

What fun. You will knock them dead, Charles. You two have a wonderful time.


Aloha
Comfort Spiral

jennifer said...

Aw man! Next week is Fall Break for my kids and we've made weekend plans. ONE DAY (fingers crossed) I will get to attend something like this and meet you and Lana.

I hope that y'all have a great weekend!

Erik Donald France said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Hope yo'all have a great time!

ivan said...

Libraries are a help and a venue.

Have a pleasant morning.

the walking man said...

Have heaps of fun Charles. Soon enough it will be grading time for the kids and the fun will be done for a season.

Vesper said...

Well, have fun and good luck in talking about your book! :-)

Gaston Studio said...

Hey, heard about this from another blogger who will also be there. And good luck on your book signing; hope you sell thousands!

Ocean Girl said...

Wow Charles, you are the Charles Gramlich. I probably have said this before but I am honored.

Have fun at the Festival. We look forward to hear from you.

X. Dell said...

Wow, sounds like a grand time. Books and music? I'd be in heaven.

Paul R. McNamee said...

Have a great time!

sage said...

Don't think I'll make it this year, but pay my respects for Huey along the steps of the building, okay.

Aine said...

Sounds like a great way to spend an autumn weekend!

laughingwolf said...

g'luck with the talk, sales and signing, charles

were i even a few thousand miles closer, i could be there...

Steve Malley said...

Fun and luck! :)

Greg Schwartz said...

have fun at the festival!

laughingwolf said...

belated birthday greets, bud! :)

Clare2e said...

I know you'll be busy, busy for a couple of days, but check our post at Women of Mystery (Sat.) congratulating our own Kathy and at least one other- ahem- of the fine writers who'll be in the Hint Fiction anthology next year. Congrats, Charles! You keep swanky company under the covers.

Miladysa said...

Have a fantastic time!

writtenwyrdd said...

I hope you guys have fun and that you get yourself many more local fans, Charles. I'd love to visit LA for a book festival. Too bad I can't this time.

Lana Gramlich said...

Your presentation was wonderful, as always. I'm glad we got to go. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks everyone. I much appreciate the kind comments. I'll be trying to get around to blogs starting this evening but I'm going to be well behind.

Best to everyone.