2019 Delta Mouth Literary Festival

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Created January 11, 2019
The Creative Writing MFA program at Louisiana State University is excited to announce the 2019 Delta Mouth Literary Festival!
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 Sweeney, and Jeannie Vanasco.

Since 2009, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival has been a flagship event for the literary arts in Baton Rouge. In partnership with Louisiana State University, The Southern Review, New Delta Review, and the English Graduate Student Association, we bring nationally acclaimed writers and artists to Baton Rouge for a three-day public event that includes readings, panels, food, drinks, and music.

In previous years, we’ve hosted such literary luminaries as Jami Attenberg, Kate Bernheimer, Lilian-Yvonne Bertram, Christian Bök, Blake Butler, Chen Chen, Kate Durbin, Siaara Freeman, Lily Hoang, Cathy Park Hong, Douglas Kearney, Wayne Koestenbaum, R. O. Kwon, Dorothea Lasky, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Ben Marcus, Hoa Nguyen, Alissa Nutting, Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, and Jenny Zhang. Our readers have been finalists for the National Book Award, Pushcart Prize winners, Guggenheim fellows, and recipients of the prestigious Whiting Award.

Now in its tenth year, the Delta Mouth Literary Festival is an entirely student-run effort, made possible by generous donations from local businesses, arts organizations, publications, and individual patrons of the arts. 100% of the funds we raise go toward paying our authors, securing event spaces, and providing food and drinks at all of our events. Join us in enriching the Baton Rouge arts scene and in celebrating Louisiana’s literary culture by attending and supporting the 2018 Delta Mouth Literary Festival.

Your support means everything to us! Thank you!

-Cassie Grillon & Stephan Viau


Tier 1 Donor: $10
Social media shout-out!

Tier 2 Donor: $25
Tier one rewards + a personalized post card from the Delta Mouth team!
          (Please email us your address at deltamouthfestival@gmail.com )

Tier 3 Donor: $50
Tier one & two rewards + a limited edition poster, great for author signatures during the festival!*

Tier 4 Donor: $100
Tier one, two, & three rewards + a limited edition Delta Mouth 2019 tote bag!*

Tier 5 Donor: $200
Tier one, two, three, & four rewards + VIP up-front seating at all of our events!

Tier 6 Donor: $250+
Tier one, two, three, four, & five rewards + your name printed on the program!

*Limited edition posters and tote bags must be collected at the festival. These items, unfortunately, cannot be mailed.
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