New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life looks back at the 25th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, with excerpts from Tennessee's 100th birthday party. Featuring readings from such luminaries as: Thomas Keith, Grace Zabriskie, Janet Daley Duval, Mona Lisa Saloy, Dorothy Allison, Christian LeBlanc, Darrell Bourque and John Waters.
New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life features an interview with children's author/illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the lovable Arthur the Aardvark - hero of the beloved series of the children's book. Peter Bergen joins Fred Kasten for his Sound of Books interview series and John Gery stops by to recite a poem.
New Orleans, LA – Susan talks with nonfiction writer, journalist and novelist Jason Berry about his play, Earl Long in Purgatory, that has just been published as a book. Also featured is an interview with poet Dede Wilson, who will read from her book, Eliza: The New Orleans Years.
New Orleans, LA – This week The Reading Life celebrates the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in an interview with filmmaker/actor/writer John Waters, who wrote the introduction to Williams' Memoirs. Also featured is Fred Kasten's interview with Josh Russell and performances by poet Delia Tomino Nakayama and musician Peter Nu.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - New Orleans poet, folklorist and educator Mona Lisa Saloy's multi-award-winning volume of poetry "Red Beans and Ricely Yours" - which is now available as an audio book...
To find out more about Mona Lisa Saloy's reading on Saturday, March 26, 2011 - at the Tennessee Williams Festival - please click here .
New Orleans, LA – Curator Mark Cave discusses his exhibit, "Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams," at the Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Research Center, and Stephen Rea discusses his book, "Finn McCool's Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead."
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by New York Times bestselling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen - "The Longest War: the Enduring Conflict Between America and Al Qaeda"...
To find out more about "The Longest War" - please click here .
New Orleans, LA – This episode features an interview with Dr. Andre Perry. His new book about the problems facing New Orleans schools is called "The Garden Path: The Miseducation of A City." This interview was recorded before a live audience Feb. 27 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, along with a performance by poet Chuck Perkins.