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Writers' InfoGuide: Local Reading Series

Library resources for aspiring writers

Delta Mouth Literary Festival

Delta Mouth is an annual literary festival featuring poets and writers from across the country. Free and open to the public, the festival is presented by New Delta Review, the literary journal produced by graduate students from the MFA program in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. Check out the festival's website for details. 

Readers & Writers

"As the home of Louisiana's flagship university and the capital of the state teeming with cultural diversity and a rich artistic heritage, we feel Baton Rouge holds great potential to serve as this state's creative nucleus - a place where artists from all over the world can come to share their work through conversation with an engaged and diverse audience. As the premiere contemporary literary reading series at LSU, Readers & Writers has been instrumental in helping Baton Rouge realize this potential." Venues include the Baton Rouge Art Gallery, the Manship Theatre, and LSU. 4 or 5 readings per year. Free! Visit this site for more information. 

Baton Rouge Poetry Alliance

"The Poetry Alliance Collective is the group of friends and writers responsible for bringing you the Eclectic Truth Open Mic and Poetry Slam as well as various other poetry events in Baton Rouge." Click here or contact for details.

Highland Coffees Reading Series

Visit Highland Coffees for literary readings by LSU's undergraduate Creative Writing students and other writers. Every first and third Thursday every month, 7-8 p.m. Free! Address: 350 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, 70802. Phone: (225) 336-9773

River Writers

River Writers is a reading series in downtown Baton Rouge founded in 2008 and hosted bimonthly at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux Bar located at 214 Third Street. 

The Underpass

The Underpass is an annual reading series held during the fall and spring semesters, featuring poets and writers from LSU's Top 25 MFA program.