Thank you all for joining us during the 3rd annual Celebrating the Written Word. Stay tuned for more info on 2017's festival.
The city of Hammond's largest literary event, “Celebrating the Written Word” will return for its third year on Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in various downtown Hammond locations. 

Presented by the Hammond Regional Arts Center, this literary conference will feature well-known local authors who will discuss their genre of expertise, ranging from play writing, to children's writing to food writing.

The highlight of the event will be a special reading by Louisiana Poet Laureate Peter Cooley, and will also include appearances from other acclaimed writers in the region. 

Registration costs $35 per attendee and provides access to a full day of workshops, panel discussions and master classes hosted by the guest authors. For more information about our guest authors, click here.

Download the schedule here and start planning your day.

In the News

This program was funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Photos by Phillip Colwart
© 2016 Hammond Regional Arts Center