Top 5 Reasons to Go to the New Orleans Book Festival!
The New Orleans Book Festival on November 6 & 7 is a celebration of books for readers of all ages. The free two-day festival includes a family-friendly evening performance and a full day of programming for book lovers ranging from new readers to literary scholars. Here’s the top 5 reasons you should go:
- It’s Free! The Book Fest is free and open to the public, just show up and you’re sure to have a great time! And on Saturday, the New Orleans Museum of Art will be offering festival-goers half price admission for the day.
- The Authors! The spectacular lineup of authors includes Lorenzo Carcaterra, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers, Gangster, and Midnight Angels; Sherrilyn Kenyonformer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series; Lisa McMann, the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens; and former Tulane University President Scott Cowen, author of “The Inevitable City: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and 10 Principles of Crisis Leadership.”
- There’s Something for Everyone! Whether you’re just learning to read or are a serious literary scholar, there’s tons for you to enjoy at the Book Fest. And in addition to the books and stories, there are plenty of activities to enjoy!
- The Music! Friday night before the festival will feature a performance by Young Audiences. Bring blankets and picnic baskets for an evening of music and dance under the stars!
- The Books! Thanks to the Book Festival’s many partners, all kids who come are sure to leave with plenty of free books! The Book Festival also features a book store and an area for authors to sign their books.
The festival begins with Twinkle Twinkle, a Friday night musical performance by Young Audiences from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the newly renovated Latter Branch Library at 5120 St Charles Ave. The daytime festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Orleans City Park will feature readings, panel discussions, and an activity area for kids.Thanks to the festivals special partners, every child who attends the festival will receive free books!