This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Frank Perez (2018 Southern Decadence Grand Marshal) and Howard Philips Smith about their new book, “Southern Decadence in New Orleans," a history of the long-running LGBTQ Labor Day celebration.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
- Poets Carolyn Hembree, Anne Babson and Tiana Nobile read from their work Sunday, August 26 at 4 pm at TREO, 3835 Tulane Ave. to mark Women’s Equality Day and to benefit the New Orleans Abortion Fund.
- Howard Philips Smith and Frank Perez (2018 Southern Decadence Grand Marshal) sign their book “Southern Decadence in New Orleans” Tuesday, August 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Louisiana State Museum’s 1850 House Store, 523 St. Ann.
- Ingrid Green Adams, author of “Speak Lord, I’m Listening,” John Frady, author of “Brad Preacher,” and Philip Pisciotta, author of “The Calling,” discuss their latest books and their commitment to their faiths, Tuesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
- Margaret Wilkerson Sexton signs the paperback edition of her book, “A Kind of Freedom,” Thursday, August 30, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- Children’s book authors Gary Alipio, author of “The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou,” Vicki Branton, author of “Donkey Otie’s Forever Birthday Story,” and Stacey Miller, author of “Sweetie Petey” – will talk about their new children’s books Thursday, August 30, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
- Coming up: The Dickens Fellowship has announced its reading schedule for the novel “Little Dorrit” this year, and meetings begin Saturday, September 15, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bright Library at Metairie Park Country Day School. Reading for the first meeting is book one, chapters 1-11. Open to all Dickens fans.