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The Reading Life with Robert Fieseler and Nick White

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Robert Fieseler, author of "Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation," and short story writer Nick White, author of "Sweet & Low." Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Hannah Pittard discusses and signs her new novel, "Visible Empire," Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Omer Bartov discusses "Anatomy of a Genocide: The Live and Death of a Town called Buczacz,"

Tricentennial Reading List (Cookbooks): Two Classics from the Newspaper

Susan Larson sit down with Judy Walker to discuss cookbooks, part one of four. Two classics from the newspaper: Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans , edited by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker The Times-Picayune Creole Cookbook is a classic.

Tricentennial Reading List (Cookbooks): Two Classics from the Newspaper

The Reading Life with Wayne Wiegand and Silas House

This week on The Reading Life: Wayne Wiegand, co-author with Shirley Wiegand, of "The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism." We'll also hear from novelist Silas House, whose new book is "Southernmost." Audio extra: Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Barbara Ewell and Teresa Toulouse discuss and sign their co-edited book of essays, "Sweet Spots—In-Between Spaces in New Orleans," Sunday June 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Garden District

The Reading Life with Teresa Toulouse, Barbara Ewell and Caleb Johnson

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Teresa Toulouse and Barbara Ewell, co-editors of "Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans," which includes essays by such notable writers as Carrie Bernhard, Scott Bernhard, Marilyn R. Brown, Richard Campanella, John P. Clark, Joel Dinerstein, Pableaux Johnson, John P. Klingman, Angel Adams Parham, Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Ruth Salvaggio, Christopher Schaberg, and Beth Willinger . " We'll also hear from novelist Caleb Johnson about his enchanting,

The Reading Life With Craig L. Symonds And Megan Holt

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with historian Craig L. Symonds, author of "World War II at Sea: A Global History," who will be making a visit to the National World War II Museum. Megan Holt of One Book One New Orleans, talks about what's coming up in the citywide reading initiative; this year the selection is "New Orleans: A Food Biography," by Elizabeth Williams.

The Reading Life with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and Jeffrey Ehrenreich

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and Jeffrey Ehrenreich , creators of the beautiful book, "Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi-Yi-Yi and the Mandingo Warriors." Audio Extra: Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Emilie "Lee" Leumas, director of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, discusses the history of the Ursulines Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie .

The Reading Life with Victor Harris, Rachel Breunlin, and Jeffrey Ehrenreich

The Reading Life with Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz - and Whitney Stewart

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with book artists Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz about the upcoming opening of the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude. It's a wonderful collection of rare and gorgeous books that opens to the public May 19 from 1-3:30. We'll also talk with children's book author Whitney Stewart, author of "What's On Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food," and "Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids," who's part of the Raising Kind Kids

The Reading Life with Jessica Peterson and Yuka Petz - and Whitney Stewart

The Reading Life with Jon Michael Varese and Renee Hodges

This week on The Reading Life: Jon Michael Varese, whose gorgeous debut novel is "The Spirit Photographer," a nd Renee Hodges, author of "Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community." Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Renee Hodges discusses and signs "Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community," Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop. Rosemary James discusses "William Faulkner in New Orleans" at the meeting of the Friends of the Jefferson

The Reading Life with Rick Bragg and Sheba Turk

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Rick Bragg, whose new memoir and cookbook is "The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table." Delicious! And WWL news anchor Sheba Turk previews her new memoir," Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk." Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Heather Hoeksema discusses and signs "Flashlights: 9 Girls Stories for Grownups," Tuesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books , 513 Octavia St., New Orleans . Lauren Marino discusses and

The Reading Life with Erin Greenwald, Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman

This week on The Reading Life: Historian Erin Greenwald talks about the Tricentennial exhibit and book, "New Orleans, The Founding Era." We'll also hear from poets Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman about their new collaborative work, "Keats Is Not the Problem." Audio Extras April 22 calendar Here's what's on tap in the literary life this week: Sunday, April 22 , is the final day of the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Book Fair at the New Orleans Healing Center. The Women's National

The Reading Life with Erin Greenwald, Brett Evans and Christopher Shipman

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