November 14th brings the annual YMCA Corporate Cup 5k in City Park, a race whose proceeds benefit the Adult Education Center at the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library. Long known for their wonderful work promoting adult literacy in New Orleans, the Y is always in desperate need of more resources to serve the reading-deficient communities of this area. If you like to run, walk, or even just sit and read, consider coming out for this event. Registration is open now; more information is available here.
For those in the New Orleans area, next Monday, September 29, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host the inaugural reading by Peter Cooley, the new poet laureate of Louisiana. Reception to begin at 6, reading at 7. Readings of this nature happen only once every few years, so it’s sure to be a wonderful night.
As part of their ongoing series on advocacy, Pelican Bomb has an exploration of the Sylvia Roberts archive at Newcomb College, Tulane University. One of Louisiana’s most celebrated attorneys, Roberts died late last year, after a career spanning the last half of the twentieth century.