The Reading Life: Ruth Laney, Abram Himelstein & Chelsey Shannon
Susan Larson talks with Ruth Laney about her book, “Cherie Quarters: The Place and the People That Inspired Ernest J. Gaines” and Abram Himelstein & Chelsey Shannon about an upcoming self-publishing course.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
The Poetry Buffet presents Dubravka Djuric, John Gery, and Biljana Obradovic Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m. This is an online event – check the Poetry Buffet Facebook page for the zoom link.
Christian Lee, Elizabeth Miki Brina, and M.O. Walsh read from their work Sunday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at the Allways Lounge and Cabaret.
Erin McDowell, will be at Levee Baking Co., 3138 Magazine St., Suite D, to share her new book, “Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between”, Monday, December 5, from 6-9. This is a ticketed hour event with a Q&A (just to moderate a crowd). Tickets available at gardendistrictbookshop.com.
Bruce Spizer will discuss his latest installment in his Beatles Album Series, “The Beatles, Rubber Soul to Revolver," at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
The Willow School presents a student Creative Writing Showcase, Tuesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.
“Writing Louisiana for Everyone” is the theme for the 2022 Holiday Children’s Book Festival that will occur from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. There is no registration. The theme, “Writing Louisiana for Everyone,’ reflects the growing diversification of characters and plots in children’s literature and there will be a panel discussion featuring three local children’s authors: Chris Clarkson, Marti Dumas and Johnette Downing.
Annell Lopez and Stacey Balkun present Poetry and Pie, Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. at Windowsill Pies, 4714 Freret St.
The Preservation Resource Center hosts the 47 th annual Holiday Home Tour and Boutique December 10 and 11. Book signings at the Boutique at Louise McGehee School (no tickets required to shop), 2343 Prytania St., from 11 a.m.- 3-3:30 each day, include the following:
• Molly Kimball, Melanie Warner Spencer: Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails
Noon- 12:15 p.m.
• John Pope, Chris Granger, Danielle Del Sol: Building on the Past Saving Historic New Orleans
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
• Rien Fertel: Brown Pelican
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
• David Rae Morris: Love, Daddy: Letters from My Father
2:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
• Ruth Laney: Cherie Quarters: The Place and the People That Inspired Ernest Gaines
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
• Mardi Gras Discussion. Doug MacCash: Mardi Gras Beads; Matt Haines: The Big Book of King Cake and The Little Book
of King Cake
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
• Liz Williams: Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans (The Southern Table)
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
• C.W. Cannon: I Want Magic: Essays on New Orleans, the South and Race