This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Melody Golding, whose beautiful new book is “Life Between the Levees: America’s Riverboat Pilots," and Josh Levin, author of “The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth,” a biography of Linda Taylor, who inspired the epithet "welfare queen."
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Here in New Orleans:
Tubby and Coo’s Mic-City Book Shop presents Chef Carla Hall discussing and signing her cookbook, “Carla Hall’s Soul Food,” Saturday July 6 at Cafe Istanbul from 11a.m.-2 p.m. at Café Istanbul. This is a ticketed event, tickets available at the shop or online.
In Baton Rouge:
Baton Rouge Community College presents The Bayou Soul Youth Literary Conference (BSYLC). The 6th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, July 2 in the Magnolia Theatre, 201 Community College Drive, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature master class and empowerment breakout sessions, a preview of the forthcoming stage play, “Voices from the Bayou,” an oratorical contest, and celebrity authors and guest speakers, including Lance Gross and Toya Wright, among others. WAFB Channel 9 News’ Donovan “Action” Jackson will serve as the host. The event is free and open to Louisiana high school students and BRCC students, although registration is required at bswliteraryconference.com.