As the Gambit Weekly and Room 220 both report, tomorrow night is the launch of A Soul Under Construction: The Written Word by Kendall Michelle Daigle. Daigle was a remarkably talented young New Orleans writer who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year; it was a genuine honor to have worked with her family to serve as the editor of this beautiful book, and Taylor Murrow describes it well when she writes that “Through each page, it becomes more clear that Kendall Daigle was a force, a young writer who wrote with an alarming urgency, seemingly not only because she enjoyed it, but because she had to, to release the pressure bubbling up inside.”
The launch will take place at 6pm tomorrow night (Thursday, December 18), at 5 Press Gallery. With food, music, and readings of Kendall’s work, it’s sure to be a special evening. Open to all.
Update (1/7): a film of the evening is now available, courtesy of the Daigle family.