For additional information, contact:

William Precht, media relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Signing in the South

LAKE CHARLES, LA (May 14, 2018) — Signing in the South is an event that invites literary enthusiasts to spend an afternoon meeting both out-of-state and local authors. The event will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel in Lakeside Ballroom, located at 100 Westlake Ave, Westlake, LA 70669.

More than 25 authors will be on hand to exhibit their work and to meet with attendees. Signing in the South helps to support authors while at the same offering readers the opportunity to discover and purchase new books to read and new authors to follow with an overall theme of “Connecting Readers with Authors.”

“The goal of this event is to give back to the book lovers who enjoy reading. Our purpose as authors is to create a world where readers can relax, learn, and enjoy life,” said event organizer Debbie Sonnier.

Books will be available for purchase from a wide variety of genres including Children’s, Young Adult, History, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Romance. Event attendees will have a chance at winning a prize packs filled with items from authors and local area businesses.

Entry fees are $5 for general admission and $25 for VIP admission. VIP admission tickets include a scavenger hunt, additional entries into drawings, a keepsake bag, a relaxed social hour to mingle with the authors. Hors D’Oeuvres and refreshments will also be available.

To purchase tickets, visit For additional information, contact Debbie Sonnier at