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.

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

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