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.
New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by Atlanta author and journalist Rebecca Burns - "Burial for a King: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Funeral and the Week That Transformed Atlanta and Rocked the World"...
To find out more about Rebecca Burns and "Burial for a King"- please click here .
New Orleans, LA – This week, the program features New Orleans' own Ian McNulty, food writer and author of the new Louisiana Rambles: Exploring America's Cajun and Creole Heartland. Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview highlights Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, and David Rowe joins the program to read a poem.