The Reading Life: Brittany N. Williams, Karen White
Susan Larson talks with Brittany N. Williams, whose first young adult novel is That Self-Same Metal, and best-selling author Karen White, whose new book is The House on Prytania.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Poets Daniel W.K. Lee, Christine Kwon, Brad Richard, Gina Ferrara , Cameron Lovejoy, and Carolyn Hembree will read from their work at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road.
Lucky Bean Poetry Night takes place Monday, May 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.
Karen Cecile Davidson discusses and signs “The Geography of First Kisses,” Tuesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
Richard Campanella discusses and signs “Draining New Orleans: The 300-Year Quest to Dewater the Crescent City,” Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
Janika Oza discusses and signs “A History of Burning,” May 10 at Baldwin & Co. Books.
New York Times bestselling author Karen White and Garden District Book Shop present a weekend with Karen White, celebrating the publication of her new novel, “The House on Prytania.” This is a ticketed event, with tours and social events running Thursday, May 11- Saturday, May 13. Tickets available at Eventbrite or gardendistrictbookshop.com.
LEH's Bright Lights Awards Dinner, presented by Entergy, returns Thursday, May 11, from 7-9 p.m. and will take place at historic Turners’ Hall, 938 Lafayette St., in The Helis Foundation John Scott Center on the first floor. There will be a patron party from 6-7 p.m. Long delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will celebrate the last 3 years of Humanities Award Winners who have made outstanding contributions to the intellectual life of our state.. For ticket info, visit leh.org.