Polos & Pearls Book Signing :  Key Moments by Rosie Politz
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Polos & Pearls Book Signing : Key Moments by Rosie Politz

When Clay and Lynn Sinclair inherit a house, they find a mysterious box of keys that catapult them on a cross-country adventure they'll never forget. But will the path they follow lead them to unlock more than just a few doors? With twists and turns, roadblocks and detours, what other hidden truths do they discover along the way? And how far will they have to travel before the secrets that lie between them are revealed?

 

Rosie Politz is a down-home Cajun girl who loves to travel and hates to cook. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from LSU and works in the tourism industry. She’s a seasoned photographer, a 1980s pop culture trivia fanatic, and an avid list maker. Some of her favorite pastimes include playing board games, planning parties, and singing karaoke. She collects flamingos, wind chimes, and commemorative glasses from her travels. Rosie is married to her husband, Tommy, and they reside in the Deep South, where Tommy does most of the cooking. While she’s written poetry throughout her life, Key Moments is her first novel.

 

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Book Signing: Audubon on Louisiana with editor Ben Forkner
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Book Signing: Audubon on Louisiana with editor Ben Forkner

Ben Forkner, editor of the books Audubon on Louisiana and Louisiana Stories will join us on November 8 from 6pm - 8pm. 

Although we remember John James Audubon’s years in Louisiana primarily for the art he produced there, his writings reflect the profound impact the region made on him and his artistic vision, especially in his magnificent collection of paintings published as The Birds of America.

In Audubon on Louisiana, Ben Forkner compiles and explains in depth Audubon’s essential writings on the region. Beginning in 1810 as Audubon arrives in the upper Louisiana Territory, and continuing as he moves into southern Louisiana ten years later (and eventually brings his wife, Lucy, to join him), Audubon’s journals, essays, and letters reveal his struggles to fill his portfolio with new watercolors, his discoveries throughout the region, and the transformative effect the area had on both his art and his life.

Forkner provides a detailed introduction to Audubon’s private journal of 1820–21, the Louisiana Journal, to guide readers through this compelling document. Until now, the difficulty of comprehending Audubon’s rough English has often kept readers from fully appreciating the Journal’s significance. The volume also contains a dozen essays that Audubon penned about his experiences in Louisiana; most of these “episodes” he published in his Ornithological Biography, a massive five-volume written work that complements the visual art of Birds of America. Letters describing Audubon’s last voyage to Louisiana in 1837 followed by nine of his Louisiana bird biographies round out the collection.

These original texts, augmented with Forkner’s commentary, form a magisterial work that illuminates the importance of Louisiana to Audubon’s life and art. Audubon on Louisiana deepens appreciation of one of the most significant artists—and nature writers—of the nineteenth century.

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Book Signing: City of a Million Dreams by Jason Berry
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing: City of a Million Dreams by Jason Berry

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reveals the city's survival as a triumph of diversity, its map-of-the-world neighborhoods marked by resilience despite hurricanes, epidemics, fires, and floods.

Author bio: Jason Berry is an award-winning writer and documentary film producer in New Orleans. His books include Lead Us Not Into TemptationVows of SilenceRender unto Rome, and Up from the Cradle of Jazz.

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The Fifth Annual Walker Percy Weekend
Jun
1
to Jun 3

The Fifth Annual Walker Percy Weekend

Good food, craft beer and bourbon, live music, and a great time talking about books and Southern culture under the live oaks: That's what the fourth annual Walker Percy Weekend has to offer when it returns to celebrate the acclaimed novelist's life and work.  For more information and tickets visit : www.walkerpercyweekend.org

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The Writers & Readers Symposium
Feb
17
8:30 AM08:30

The Writers & Readers Symposium

Hosted by The Celebration of Literature and Art this event brings together fabulous authors, avid readers and writers.  This year's presenting authors include Poet Catharine Savage Brosman,  Art Writer John R. Kemp, award winning thriller novelist Michael Rubin, critically acclaimed author Genaro Ky Ly Smith and New York Times Best-Selling author M.O.Walsh.  For more information and tickets visit https://2018writersandreaders.brownpapertickets.com

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Polar Express Storytime & Pajama Party
Nov
25
10:30 AM10:30

Polar Express Storytime & Pajama Party

Stay in your PJs and join us Saturday morning Nov 25, 2017 at 10:30am to kick off the holiday season by reading Chris Van Allsburg's Christmas classic The Polar Express.  The Polar Express Train itself will be making an appearance in St Francisville on Saturday Dec 2, 2017 as part of the Christmas in The Country celebration .  So let's build excitement for the train ride by knowing and enjoying the story the weekend before !

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Market at the Mill
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Market at the Mill

  • 311 Mill Street New Roads, LA, 70760 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will cross the river and bring books and authors over to New Roads for a weekend of fun at Market at the Mill, with author signings by Ronnie Virgets (Friday 3-5pm) , Gail Chisum (Saturday 1-3), and Anne Butler (Sunday 1-3pm)  !  https://www.marketatthemillnewroads.com/

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