Since 2009, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival has been a flagship event for the literary arts here in Baton Rouge. In partnership with the Louisiana State University Department of English, The Southern Review, New Delta Review, and the English Graduate School Association, we bring together nationally acclaimed writers, artists, and performers from across the state and throughout the nation for a three-day public event that includes readings, panels, food, drinks, music, and a unique gathering of Baton Rouge’s creative community.

Our mission is to present internationally recognized and diverse literary talent to a Baton Rouge audience at no cost while celebrating Louisiana’s rich culture.

Completely free and open to the public, the festival this year will be held April 5-7th. We’re proud to welcome an impressive lineup of writers including Jos Charles, Tia Clark, Jerika Marchan, Megan McDowell, Carrie Messenger, Thirii Myint, Dennis James Sweeney, Laura Theobald and Jeannie Vanasco. 

Now in its tenth year, the Delta Mouth Literary Festival is an entirely volunteer-run effort, made possible by generous donations from local businesses, arts organizations, publications, and ordinary people just like you. So join us in enriching the Baton Rouge arts scene and celebrating Louisiana’s literary culture by attending and supporting the 2019 Delta Mouth Literary Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

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