The Reading Life: Peter Wolf
Susan Larson talks with Peter Wolf about his new book, The Sugar King: Leon Godchaux: A New Orleans Legend, His Creole Slave, and His Jewish Roots.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Stephen A. Smith discusses and signs “Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes,” Saturday, January 21, at 4 p.m. at Baldwin & Company Bookstore.
Constance Adler and Mona Lisa Saloy will read at Poetry & Pie Thursday, January 26, at 6 p.m. at Windowsill Pies, 4714 Freret St.
There will be a discussion of Inclusivity in Entertainment; Uplifiting Black Voices featuring five participating authors: Caseen Gaines, author of “When Broadway Was Black,” Carell Augustus, author of “Black Hollywood,” Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, author of “Black Boy, Black Boy,” and Eriq LaSalle, author of “Laws of Depravity,: Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
Mark your calendar for the BLK Book Festival, Saturday, January 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Park’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters. Featured guests include Mona Lisa Saloy, Farrah Rochon, and Alex Jennings; the event celebrates the work of more than 50 authors. Free, but pre-register at Eventbrite. Baldwin and Company will host Martinis & Manuscripts honoring festival authors Friday, January 27, from 6-9 p.m., at Baldwin & co., 1030 Elysian Fields.