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The Reading Life: Rickie Lee Jones, Pia Z. Ehrhardt


Susan Larson interviews Rickie Lee Jones her book, “Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour”, and Pia Z. Ehrhardt about her new book “Now, We are Sixty."

April 16 calendar
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

Kelly Harris DeBerry will be the guest at virtual happy hour Friday, April 16, at 5 p.m. sponsored by Garden District Book Shop.

Eddie Tebbe signs “Sir Bone Funk: Living Life in the Key of Triumph,” at a socially distant event, Saturday, April 17, 2 - 3:30 pm at Blue Cypress Books.

Jason Berry signs “City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300,” at a socially distant event, Sunday, April 18, 1 - 2:30 pm at Blue Cypress Books.

The New Orleans Writers Workshop has three upcoming classes. Alison Alsup teaches “Writing the Very, Very Short Story,” beginning April 19; Jessica Kinnison teaches “The Mystery of Suffering: How to Write What Hurts,” starting April 28; and Brad Richard teaches “How to Write a Poem,” beginning May 1. Go to to register.

Denny S. Bryce discusses her book, “Wild Women and the Blues” in a zoom conversation with Farrrah Rochon, Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Free, but a ticket is required; for info,

The New Orleans Poetry Festival continues throughout the month of April. Check out for complete schedule. There will be a tribute reading to poet Lee Grue, Sunday, April 18, at 5 p.m. with poets Gina Ferrara, Peter Cooley, Julie Kane and Valentine Pierce. Join on zoom or watch on Facebook. Check out for details.