John Biguenet

The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is the big event in town this week, and The Reading Life is there.

We present festival guests, including first-time novelist and Oprah pick Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; playwright John Biguenet, whose new work is Mold; and Elena Passarello, the first woman to win the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, and author of a book of essays entitled, appropriately enough, Let Me Clear My Throat.

Author Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book, "Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, formerly of the Supremes, talks about her career and her upcoming performance Saturday at the LSU Union Theater in "Stormy Weather", a tribute to Lena Horne.

Playwright John Biguenet talks about his play "Rising Water", about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, running now through the 17th at LSU's Swine Palace"

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing  marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.