This week we'll be talking with Ted O'Brien, author escort, writer and bookseller, about his year of driving authors around New Orleans. And we'll visit with Linda Prout, who has a Free Little Library in her butterfly garden on the West Bank.
A traditional holiday classic—Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet—gets a Southern tweak in The Pecan Cracker, directed by Ricky Graham. Final performances at Southern Rep Theater tonight and Friday, 7:30 p.m.
This week we'll be talking with Marigny Dupuy and Meghan Kelly, founders of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans. Mark Yakich reads from his book Checking In/Checking Out, and Susan has some suggestions for Christmas giving and some thoughts on the season.
Author Stephen King spoke at the Academy of the Sacred Heart this past October to discuss his new book, his career as a writer, and his first trip to New Orleans. WWNO was on site to record the event, which included a question and answer session with audience after King spoke.
The first Running of the Santas will inundate the Warehouse District on Saturday, while across town in Metairie, on Sunday, a live radio play of the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life transports audiences back in time. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.
This week on The Reading Life: Suggestions for holiday giving from Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books (children's books), Donna Allen of Maple Street Book Shop (nonfiction), and Britton Trice of Garden District Book Shop (fiction).
The first play in the New Orleans Noir world premiere broadcast is Private Chick by Julie Smith, a former journalist and the author of 20 mysteries featuring three female sleuths and one neglected guy. Private Chick is read by local actors James Bartelle, Kerry Cahill, Andrew Farrier, Vatican Lokey, Mathew Mickal, and Mandy Zirkenbach. Stay tuned after the play for a short interview with the playwright.