This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Robert Fieseler, author of “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation," and short story writer Nick White, author of “Sweet & Low.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
- Hannah Pittard discusses and signs her new novel, “Visible Empire,” Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Omer Bartov discusses “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Live and Death of a Town called Buczacz,” Wednesday, June 27, at the National World War II Museum’s Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. Reception at 5, presentation at 6, book signing at 7.
- Robert Fieseler discusses and signs Tinderbox: The Untold Story of The Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at the Historic New Orleans Collection at the celebration of the LGBT Archives. He also appears Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- Melissa Daggett discusses and signs the paperback edition of “Spiritualism in 19thCentury New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey,” Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- Novelists Matthew Griffin, author of “Hide,” and Nick White, author of “Sweet and Low,” discuss their books with agent Katherine Fausset, Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Elizabeth M. Williams, a New Orleans native and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, discusses New Orleans, A Food Biography, this year's One Book One New Orleans Selection, Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.