The Festival is excited to celebrate and recognize emerging talent alongside established voices of the literary scene. First, author Nick Mainieri will present our 2017 contest winner,  and the winner and Nick will both read from their fiction. Then Louisiana Poet Laureate Peter Cooley, who judged our Poetry Contest, will present our 2017 Poetry winner. Cooley and the winning poet will read from their work.  Free and open to the public but please register via the ticket cart.

  UPDATE: Dorothy Allison will not appear at this event. Nick Mainieri will present the Fiction Contest Winner.

  SAT 3/25 6:00 PM

  Access included in these ticket packages:

  Beauregard-Keyes House

Participants include: