The Reading Life With Karen Celestan

Feb 4, 2018

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Karen Celestan, the creator, along with photographer Eric Waters, of "Freedom’s Dance: Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans," a collection of beautiful photos with illuminating essays about this important aspect of our culture.

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life:

  • Tyler Bridges discusses Long Shot, his book about Louisiana’s most recent gubernatorial election, Wednesday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.
  • George Saunders discusses his book Lincoln in the Bardo Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Advocate. This is a ticketed event with a fee.; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans.
  • Clayton Delery signs Out for Queer Blood: The Murder of Fernando Rios  and the Failure of New Orleans Justice Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m. at East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.
  • Zachary Lazar discusses and sings Vengeance, along with a performance by The Graduates, a group of women who were once members of the drama club at St. Gabriel’s Prison, Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m. at Café Istanbul in New Orleans.
  • Kyndra Holley signs Keto Happy Hour: 50 plus Low Carb Craft Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst, Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble/Metairie.
  • Christopher Shipman and Brett Evans read from and sign their long collaborative poem,  Keats Is Not the Problem, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Dogfish Reading Series, at 2448 N. Villere in New Orleans.
  • The 2018 Writers and Readers Symposium will be held at Hemingbough in St. Francisville on February 17. Participants will hear noted authors Catharine Savage Brosman, John Kemp, Michael H. Rubin, Genaro Ky Lý Smith, and M.O.Walsh. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17at the Hemingbough Convention Center in St. Francisville, LA. The coordinator for the events is Missy Couhig at Conundrum Books, 504-427-0421. Tickets for both events are available at:
  • Thomas Bonner and Judith Bonner discuss and sign the new edition of Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles,February 27 at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans.