The Reading Life: Brian Mitchell & Nick Weldon, Elizabeth Miki Brina
Susan Larson talks with Brian Mitchell and Nick Weldon about “Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana”; and Elizabeth Miki Brina about her first book, “Speak Okinawa: A Memoir.”
Elizabeth Brina discusses her new book, “Speak Okinawa,” in a zoom conversation with writer Randy Bates, Tuesday March 2, at 7 p.m. sponsored by Octavia Books.
Kate Clayborn discusses “Love at First: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances,” in a zoom conversation Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. sponsored by Octavia Books.
Julia Cooke, author of “Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am,” is the guest for Virtual Happy Hour, Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. sponsored by Garden District Book shop i\on Facebook and Youtube.
And make your plans now—March is a busy month. . Coming up March 5-7, The Historic New Orleans Collection will present its annual symposium, virtual this year. The topic is “Recovered Voices: Black Activism in New Orleans from Reconstruction to the Present Day,” which will feature Fatima Shaik discussing “Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood,” Clint Bruce discussing “Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana’s Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers,” and Brian K. Mitchell, Barrington Edwards and Nick Weldon discussing “Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana.” To register, visit hnoc.org.
The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival takes place over two weekends this month. March 19-21, there will be a virtual writers retreat featuring craft sessions, publishing workshops, and inspirational talks as well. That is followed by five days of programming and performance March 24-28, including panel discussions, interviews, Books & Beignets book club, Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading, theater events, Drummer & Smoke music series, and special events. Check out tennesseewilliams.net for info. Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival also takes place March 11-14. Check out sasfest.org for info and registration.