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Louisiana State Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

From The Advocate In celebration of National Poetry Month, the State Library of Louisiana is holding the third annual “Just Listen to Yourself: The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets.”
Literary Late Night: MelaNated Writers Collective Joins the Tennessee Williams Fest

Literary Late Night: MelaNated Writers Collective Joins the Tennessee Williams Fest

MelaNated Writers Collective is bringing its “Literary Jook Joint” to the Tennessee Williams Festival.

Faulkner Words and Music Festival, Thomas Sayers Ellis and more literary events

New Orleans enjoys a cornucopia of literary delights this week. Our featured events are the annual Faulkner Words and Music Festival and “literary juke joint” hosted by the MelaNated Writers Collective featuring Thomas Sayers Ellis. Below, you can find listings to current book signings or local readings this week. See full list of events

The Reading Life: Kiini Ibura Salaam and Pamela Binnings Ewen

By Susan Larson from WWNO | August 7, 2012 WWNO’s The Reading Life features Kiini Ibura Salaam and her new collection of stories called Ancient, Ancient.
Dark Room Redux

Dark Room Redux

By Rochelle Spencer from Poets & Writers Magazine | July/August 2012 Twenty-five years ago, a group of young black poets made a pilgrimage to New York City’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine to pay their respects, along with a host of contemporary literary lights, to James Baldwin, who had recently passed away.
New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core

New U.S. Poet Laureate: A Southerner To The Core

by NPR Staff and Wires from NPR The United States named its 19th poet laureate today: Natasha Trethewey, a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. She is the nation’s first poet laureate to hail from the South since the initial laureate — Robert Penn Warren — was named by the...

The Precarious State of the Literary Interview

There are plenty of dull, insipid conversations with authors out there, but the form isn’t worth writing off completely. The 2010s may rightly be called the age of the interview. Interviews appear regularly in magazines and newspapers, on blogs, websites, videocasts, television, and podcasts.