The Reading Life: Keith O'Brien, New Orleans Poetry Festival
Susan Larson talks with Keith O’Brien about his new book, “Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe” and previews the 2022 New Orleans Poetry Festival with Megan Burns and Bill Lavender.
David Sedaris returns to New Orleans for a reading/performance live at the Orpheum Theatre, Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets available now. Octavia Books hosts a book signing at the Orpheum after the performance.
Johnette Downing reads from her poetry, Saturday, April 16, at 5 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.
Zachary Lazar discusses and signs his new novel, “The Apartment on Calle Uruguay” —along with Jami Attenberg and Maurice Ruffin, Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Café Istanbul.
The seventh annual New Orleans Poetry Festival, under the leadership of Bill Lavender and Megan Burns, takes place April 16-24. Check out nolapoetry.com for complete schedule and info. This year the Festival offers a combination of zoom and live events at various venues, an international night Friday, April 22 featuring poets from Mexico and Chile, a headliner event Saturday, April 23, featuring Rickey de Laurentiis and Joyelle McSweeney, and a two-day small press book fair in the Greenway Station structure at the Lafitte Greenway, April 23-24.