Ecotone at FORESTival

After six long years away, I’m thrilled to say that Ecotone is finally coming home. Next Saturday, I’ll be giving a reading and a poetry walk at FORESTival, the annual festival of the arts and environment at A Studio in the Woods. The reading will also feature a tour of some of the places that inspired the book and stories from its creation; the festival will also feature musicians, artists, and chefs from across southern Louisiana. More information, and tickets, are available here.

Pursuing the Cool with Joel Dinerstein and Maurice Ruffin

Next Thursday night, I’m thrilled to moderate a conversation between Joel Dinerstein, author of American Cool, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin, novelist and author of the forthcoming We Cast a Shadow, at Garden District Book Shop, to celebrate the New Orleans launch of Dinerstein’s new book (which has been lavishly praised by just about every publication that’s encountered it). More details here; the talk starts at 6pm.