This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet, Nancy Harris, whose new collection is “Beauty Eating Beauty.” We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at the Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22. And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.
In 2004, the Historic New Orleans Collection acquired a remarkable document written by Marc-Antoine Caillot a 21-year-old French adventurer who came to New Orleans almost 300 years ago. This travelogue, one of the most significant finds of its kind, has been translated into English and is now in print as a book.
This week, on Inside the Arts, we’ll explore Something Old, Something New an exhibit of recent acquisitions at the Historic New Orleans Collection. We'll talk YAT with Chris Champagne and explore a cultural center that’s bringing a Hindu system of philosophy to the 9th Ward. Then, we'll spin a yarn with an English textile artist.