The Reading Life with Jessie Morgan-Owens and Brad Richard

Apr 21, 2019

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with Jessie Morgan-Owens, author of “Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement," and poet Brad Richard talks about “Parasite Kingdom.”


Here in New Orleans:

  • Anne Babson, author of "Polite Occasions," Melinda Palacio, author of “Bird Forgiveness,” and Alison Pelegrin, author of “Our Lady of the Flood,” discuss and read their work Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
  • Poets Brad Richard, author of “Parasite Kingdom” and Elizabeth Gross, author of  “this body/that lightning show,” read from their work Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.  
  • NOMA Arts and Letters series, with One Book One New Orleans, presents writer Zachary Lazar, author of "Vengeance,” and photographer Deborah Luster, Wednesday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Actor Bobby Wallace and essayist Garnette Cadogan also appear.
  •  Jessie Morgan-Owens discusses and signs “Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement,” Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

Elsewhere in Louisiana 

  • The West Feliciana Parish Children’s Book Festival takes place all day Saturday, May 4, at St. Francisville. Check out the complete schedule at
  • And mark your calendar for the sixth annual Walker Percy Weekend in St. Francisville, starting Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, with panels, an exhibition of Walker Percy photos, and other events throughout the town’s historic district, with of course, lots of bourbon on hand. Watch for the complete schedule at Tickets are going fast.