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La. Book Festival Panel Discussion (2018)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-10

Duration: 00:41:37

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Louisiana Book Festival | Literature | Reading | Authors


  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • Gaillard, Frye Moderator
  • Crespino, Joseph Panelist
  • Rioux, Anne Boyd Panelist
  • Quatro, Jamie Panelist
  • Older, Daniel Jose Panelist


Beth Courtney, the president of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, first introduces this panel discussion at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 10, 2018. Frye Gaillard, the writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama, then moderates the panel discussion with writers Joseph Crespino, Anne Boyd Rioux, Jamie Quatro, and Daniel Jose Older. They discuss the books on the PBS Great American Read list, including “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Little Women,” as well as the books that did not make the list.