The Festival is supported by grant funds from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. We thank the Louisiana Division of the Arts for its continued efforts to encourage the expansion of audiences and to stimulate public participation in the arts in Louisiana while developing Louisiana’s cultural economy. This grant went toward providing support for our literary program.