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My Tennessee Williams Festival Itinerary – Must Sees!

The 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans literary festival kicked off Thursday, March 20 in the French Quarter. Although pieces of the festival focus on its namesake (like the Tennessee Williams Scholar’s Conference and several theater productions), the event is about so much more than Tennessee Williams. It’s about a love of New Orleans and of literature, … Continue reading

20 Must-Read Books for Carnival Season
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20 Must-Read Books for Carnival Season

It’s that time of year – Mardi Gras season is in full swing! From cheap trinkets and stuffed animals to spending all day on the neutral ground, locals and tourists alike look forward to Carnival. For me, it wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without Popeye’s chicken, castle burgers from Tastee Donuts, and NOLA Blonde for sustenance. … Continue reading

David Armand’s Harlow Evokes O’Connor, Salinger, & McCarthy
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David Armand’s Harlow Evokes O’Connor, Salinger, & McCarthy

A little Flannery O’Connor, a little JD Salinger, a little Cormac McCarthy. That’s how I would describe David Armand’s Harlow. In fact, Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author, said, “If Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy had a literary child, its name would be David Armand. His novel combines O’Connor’s Gothic violence and sense of humor with McCarthy’s … Continue reading

November is National Novel Writing Month!
The Writer's Life

November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s … Continue reading