New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life features Freddi Williams Evans, author of "Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans." We'll hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Tom Jacobsen, author of Traditional New Orleans Jazz: Conversations with the Men Who make the Music," as well as my review of Alexandra Styron's "Reading My Father."
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by University of Kentucky geography professor Michael Crutcher, Jr. - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood"...
To find out more about Michael Crutcher - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood" - and Michael Crutcher's Thursday evening, April 21, 2011 appearance at Octavia Books - please click here .
New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life looks forward to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with this week's guests: Photographer Shannon Brinkman and writer Eve Abrams are the creators of "Preservation Hall," a new book about that venerable jazz institution, and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is out with a new photography book and CD retrospective, "A Love Letter to New Orleans."
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book of photographs with text by the former New Orleanian Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"...
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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.