The Reading Life with David Benedetto and J.T. Blatty

Dec 23, 2018

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with David Benedetto of WRBH radio, host of The Writer’s Forum and Figure of Speech, and photographer J.T. Blatty, whose beautiful new book is “Fish Town: Down the Road to Louisiana's Vanishing Fishing Communities.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week: 

Here in New Orleans:

Paul Greenberg discusses and signs “The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet,” Thursday, December 27, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Frick Collection’s Center for the history of will host a two-day symposium, January 11-12, 2019, in conjunction with The Orleans Collection, an exhibition dedicated to the collecting and collection of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674–1723) and on view at NOMA through January 27, 2019. For the complete schedule and to register, check out


Antenna and the New Orleans Writers Workshop are will host Business Bootcamp for Writers with the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing pros from Penguin Random House. It takes place Saturday, February 2, from 10-5 at Antenna, 3718 St. Claude Ave., and it is free, but registration is required by January 1. Go to to reserve a place; registration is limited. This one-day intensive workshop includes instruction on the business side of writing, breakout sessions to share experiences with your fellow writers, and Q&As with industry experts, wrapping up with a networking happy hour reception.

In Baton Rouge:

Lani Sarem signs “Handbook for Mortals,” Saturday, December 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble/Perkins Rowe.