The Reading Life with Zachary Lazar

Feb 19, 2018

This week on The Reading Life (February 18, 20, and 21): Tulane professor of creative writing Zachary Lazar, whose new novel is "Vengeance," which begins with the protagonist witnessing a Passion Play at Angola.

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

  • George Saunders discusses his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. This is a ticketed event with a fee; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop.

  • Clayton Delery signs "Out for Queer Blood," his book about the killing of Fernando Rios, Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m. at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon in Metairie.

  • Zachary Lazar discusses and signs "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, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.

  • Kyndra Holley signs "Keto Happy Hour: 50 Plus Low Carb Craft Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst," Thursday, February 22 at7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., in 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, New Orleans.

  • Thomas Bonner and Judith Bonner discuss and sign the new edition of  "Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles," February 27 at 6 at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. New Orleans.

  • The Friends of the Terrebonne Parish Public Library will hold their 15thannual Jambalaya Writer’s conference March 3 at the Main Library in Houma.  Featured guests this year are horror writer R.L. Stine, Joshilyn Jackson, Melissa Marr, Louisiana poet laureate Jack Bedell, David Middleton, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Katy Simpson Smith, Ladee Hubbard, Bill Loehfelm, Liz Talley and many others. For ticket info, go to to register.