This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is Beauty Eating Beauty. We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22.
And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.
In 2004, the Historic New Orleans Collection acquired a remarkable document written by Marc-Antoine Caillot a 21-year-old French adventurer who came to New Orleans almost 300 years ago. This travelogue, one of the most significant finds of its kind, has been translated into English and is now in print as a book.
This week on The Reading Life, The Neighborhood Story Project's Woodlief Thomas, Lake Area NTEC High School creative writing teacher Jeremy Roussel, and Lake Area students Rejeanne Boudreaux and Devin Lafrance, creators of the new book from the Neighborhood Story Project, Straight Outta Swampton.
We’ll also talk with Karin Giger, who’s one of the folks behind the Pinckley Memorial Little Free Library on Soniat St. in the side yard of Latter Library. And Susan has some picks for summer reading.
A Shreveport pediatrician who wrote the reference book on genetic disorders will turn 80 this summer. Dr. Harold Chen can barely carry his 2,200-page "Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling." The second edition was published last year, divided into three volumes. Chen drops it on a desk with a thud.