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Louisiana Book Festival (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-03

Duration: 00:07:06

Subjects: Louisiana Book Festival | Authors


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Ruffin, Maurice Carlos Interviewee
  • Davis, Jim Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, Hayley Interviewee
  • Irwin, Sam Interviewee
  • Jones, Adrian Owen Interviewee
  • Saloy, Mona Lisa Interviewee
  • Rubin, Mike Interviewee
  • Angers, Trent Interviewee
  • Guilbeau, Glenn Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s visit to the 2023 Louisiana Book Festival held on the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. She interviews: Maurice Carlos Ruffin, the 2023 Louisiana Writer Award Winner; Jim Davis, executive director of the Louisiana Center for the Book; Hayley Arceneaux, author; Sam Irwin, author; Adrian Owen Jones, attendee; Mona Lisa Saloy, author and folklorist; Mike Rubin, author; Trent Angers, writer and sportswriter; and Glenn Guilbeau, author and sportswriter.