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Kenneth Robbins to Host Louisiana Book Festival Wordshop

As part of the Louisiana Book Festival, NewSouth author Kenneth Robbins will host a “Wordshop” titled “Action, Character, Dialogue: A Workshop in Writing for the Actor.” From 9 am to 4 pm on October 27, 2006, Robbins will cover the basic principles of dramatic structure, and then critique works submitted by the workshop participants. Robbins is a 2002-2003 Louisiana Division of the Arts Theatre Fellow in Playwriting, and recipient of a Kennedy Center Golden Medallion for his service to playwriting through the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

The Louisiana Book Festival itself is held on Saturday, October 28 near the Louisiana state capitol. This free event offers visitors a chance to interact with over one hundred poets, writers, and storytellers, as well as enjoying shows, demonstrations, food, and music. Visit for more information, or to register for Kenneth Robbins’ workshop; space is limited.

Kenneth Robbins is the author of The City of Churches from NewSouth Books. In the hot summer of 1963, a black handyman and a white cop are killed when dynamite explodes between them. Thirty years later, the sons of these men return, seeking clues to the fathers who were blown from their lives. The City of Churches is satisfying, compelling examination of race and human relations, the terrible cost of the sins of the past, and the promise of racial healing. Available directly from NewSouth Books,, or your favorite local or online book retailer.