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Melinda Palacio - BIRD FORGIVENESS

07/25/2018 - 6:00PM

Please join us in celebrating the New Orleans launch of Melinda Palacio's new poetry collection, BIRD FORGIVENESS. In BIRD FORGIVENESS, the poet reminds us what it means to be an observer who has learned something about herself and her relationship to the world. Melinda Palacio is fearless in her poetics on race, the environment, the precarious nature of birds, love, death, and forgiveness. In Palacio’s third collection of poetry, forgiveness begins with a bird and ends in a final flight, life...

Katherine Clark - MY EXAGGERATED LIFE: Pat Conroy

07/27/2018 - 6:00PM

Please join us when Katherine Clark presents and signs MY EXAGGERATED LIFE: Pat Conroy (As Told to Katherine Clark), an oral biography that reveals the great Southern author's true voice. Pat Conroy’s memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn’t revealed with readers until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral biographer Katherine Clark, who recorded two hundred...

Jason Heller - STRANGE STARS: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

07/28/2018 - 6:00PM

Please join us when Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist Jason Heller explores the weird and wild story of when rock ’n’ roll met the sci-fi world of the 1970s at an event featuring his new book, STRANGE STARS: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. Jason Heller will discuss his be in conversatin with local writer/musician Michael Patrick Welch, followed by a book signing. As the 1960s drew to a close and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old...

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