Reading at McKeown’s Books

I’m delighted to be reading with Matt Roberts, Katy Smith, Geoff Munsterman, and Cassie Pruyn at McKeown’s Books (and Difficult Music) the week after Thanksgiving, on Tuesday, December 3rd. McKeown’s has been running a Tuesday night reading series of late, to combat the midweek and midwinter woes, and it’s a pleasure to join such fine company.

The theme will be something along the line of works-in-progress and works-just-published: 7pm, with wine, nibbles, and a break in-between to refill your glass. We’d love to see you there.

Unfathomable City launch events

The long-awaited Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas has finally appeared in print, featuring contributions from scores of local writers, artists, designers, and researchers, and to celebrate its arrival the venerable Rebeccas Snedeker and Solnit, its two co-editors, are hosting a passel of launch events this coming weekend. More information is available around, but they’ll be appearing at Garden District Bookshop on Thursday night, NOMA on Friday night, and at Press Street on Saturday night. If you’re in the area, it’s well worth stopping in at one of these events — simply put, this book is exquisite.

Books and Booze with the Tennessee Williams Festival

I’m delighted, if slightly nervous, to be appearing as part of the Tennessee Williams Festival’s French Quarter Scavenger Hunt this coming weekend, a hunt affectionately titled “Books and Booze.” (What did Ben Franklin say about picking a vice?) The hunt runs from 5-10pm on Friday evening, the 22nd, and will feature the titular pleasures as well as trivia, clues, prizes, and of course, fame and glory for the winning team.

More details are available here: Note that all tickets must be purchased in advance — none will be available at the door. Nor, if scavenger hunters arrive late, does anyone involved in this event promise to keep any corks in any bottles. Occupational hazards, of course.