2011 Louisiana Book Festival

I’ve just arrived at A Studio in the Woods, where I’ll be spending the next six weeks in residence. Observations from my time here will come once I’ve settled in, but for now, it’s worth noting that the website for the 2011 Louisiana Book Festival is now live — with the list of speakers already up, and the full program of events to be announced shortly, it seems, for one brief moment, that Baton Rouge is the place to be on Saturday, October 29th.(I’ll probably be beaten with one on my arrival for saying so, but it’s a risk I’ll take.)

Oxford American Symposium: “Education in the South”

The Oxford American has released details of its forthcoming “Education in the South” symposium, to be held in New Orleans on October 8th at Tulane University. With representatives from across the private and public sectors — including a keynote address by Dr Patricia Crisp of the United States Department of Education — and actors from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, it looks to be a remarkable day. The symposium is free, and open to the public, and concludes with a reception at the Historic New Orleans Collection. More information is available here.