Due to the safety precautions put in place over covid19 and Louisiana State University’s recent announcement that we will be closed and then transition to an online capacity for the remainder of the semester, all campus activities and events have been suspended. It is with great sadness that we find the Delta Mouth Literary Festival cannot go on.

The team is deeply sorry to convey this news. We were truly looking forward to putting on an exciting literary event which sponsors the arts in Baton Rouge.

These are crucial times for all of us and our families, and we are wishing everyone stay safe and healthy.

We hope to see you all next year.


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.

Now in its twelfth 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 2020 Delta Mouth Literary Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Original artwork by Emily Nemens and logo by Harrison Bailey

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