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The Reading Life: Katie Bowler Young

Susan Larson talks with Katie Bowler Young about her book, “Enrique Alférez: Sculptor.”

April 23 calendar
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

Saturday, April 24, is independent Bookstore Day. Five local bookstores are participating in an Indie Bookstore Crawl: Tubby & Coo’s, Baldwin & Co., Blue Cypress Books, Garden District Book Shop, & Octavia Books. Pick up a passport at any of the participating stores at the beginning of the day and hand it in at the end of the day for a chance to win prizes. Most stores have special events planned. Support your local businesses.

Barri Bronston discusses and signs the new edition of “Walking New Orleans: 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Recreational Wonderlands," Saturday, April 24, from11 a.m.-1 at Octavia Books. Don’t forget your masks!

John Warner Smith presents “Poetry in a Pandemic,” discussing his unusual tenure as Louisiana Poet Laureate, Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Go to for more info.

Augustin J. Correro signs “Tennessee Williams 101” Saturday, April 24, 2-3:30 p.m. at a socially distant book signing at Blue Cypress Books.Erik Adrian Alexander signs his children’s picture book, “The Adventures of Addie Underwater: Every Family Is Built with Love,” Sunday, April 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at a socially distant book signing at Blue Cypress Books, and again Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.The New Orleans Poetry Festival continues throughout the month of April. Check for complete schedule.