This week on The Reading Life: Historian Erin Greenwald talks about the Tricentennial exhibit and book, “New Orleans, The Founding Era.” We’ll also hear from poets Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman about their new collaborative work, “Keats Is Not the Problem.”
April 22 calendar
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
- Sunday, April 22, is the final day of the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Book Fair at the New Orleans Healing Center.
- The Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans meets Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Come and network and bring a book to exchange.
- Poet Mary Emma Dutreix Pierson reads from her book, New Orleans, “City of My Heart,” Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.
- Raynard Sanders discusses and signs his book, “Twenty-First-Century Jim Crow Schools: The Impact of Charters on Public Education,” Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Historian Winston Ho discusses “Chinese American History in New Orleans: Shrimp Drying,” Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.
- Three local authors – Mary Gehman, author of “Cardy the Cardinal Finds a Home in Donaldsonville,” Mary Beth Magee, author of “Grandpa’s Mustache,” and Karen Wallsten, author of “The Adventures of Shiko and Walter” – discuss their new children’s books Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
- The Jane Austen Literary Festival takes place Saturday, April 28, from 9:30-5 at the Jean Baptiste Lang House, 605 Carroll St. in Mandeville. Dancing including lessons, entertainment, Grand March/Promenade and going for the world record of the most people dressed in Regency Attire in St. Tammany; No Plain Janes Fashion Show, Mr. Darcy Oratory Contest, Richard H. Boyd Poetry Panel and more! Check out janeaustenfestival.org for ticket information.
- And here at The Reading Life we’re celebrating New Orleans Tricentennial by putting together a list of 300 great books about New Orleans. Send us your favorites toLabooks@wwno.org and see if they make the list!