The Reading Life: Sara Gran
Susan Larson talks with Sara Gran about her new book, “The Book of The Most Precious Substance.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:
Darby Baham discusses and signs her new book “The Shoe Diaries,” Saturday, February 19, at 6 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.
Rajika Bandari discusses her memoir, “America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility,” with Megan Holt, Monday, February 21, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
And it’s time to start planning for the spring festival season:
First up is the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, March 10-12. Featuring John Grisham, Michael Lewis, Nicholas Lemann, Nancy Lemann, John Meacham, Imani Perry, and a full slate of children’s book authors for family day, Saturday, March 12. check out bookfest.tulane.edu for more info.
Next comes The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival March 23-27, and the Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival March 25-27. Featured speakers include Jami Attenberg, Jericho Brown, Mary Gauthier, Ladee Hubbard, Rickie Lee Jones, Glen Pitre, Betsy Prioleau, and Tom Sancton. Check out tennesseewilliams.net or sasfest.org for more info.
Books Along the Teche Literary Festival: Celebrating Great Southern Writers and Louisiana Culture in Dave Robicheaux's Hometown will be held April 1-3, 2022 in New Iberia, Louisiana. For information, visit booksalongthetecheliterary festival.com or check out the Facebook page. Featured guest is Osha Davidson.
Later in April, we have the New Orleans Poetry Festival the weekend of April 23. One of the newest and fastest growing festivals, this event attracts poets from all over the world. Check out nolapoetry.com for info.