NolaVie Presents : Literature


Fifty years later, a jazz funeral for Dr. Mary

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On Monday, two threads in New Orleans’ long and sometimes twisted historical tapestry will intersect, giving us one of the most unlikely events of the summer. It’s a traditional jazz funeral, being held for a woman murdered 50 ... Read More »

Nola Studiola summer flashback: Irvin Peckham

Irvin Peckham

Irvin Peckham is a grass-roots musician, a mountain-biker, and a social activist. After losing his wife, with whom he was in love for 43 years, he turned his focus to writing about grief – using it as a way of working one’s way out of trauma. Read More »

NOLA Studiola summer flashback: Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown pens a graphic feature called Ten In One

Bestselling author/illustrator Lisa Brown talks about what makes her laugh, what she'd eat on a New Orleans balcony, and living (sort of) off the grid. Read More »

'A Confederacy of Dunces' could be Broadway-bound

If all goes according to plan, 'Parks and Recreation; star John Offerman may turn up on Broadway as Ignatius J. Reilly.

Nothing about the beloved New Orleans-set novel A Confederacy of Dunces has come easy. It’s well known that the author, John Kennedy Toole, committed suicide in 1969 after numerous failed attempts to get it published. Only the persistence ... Read More »

We got your weekend: Prose, paddlewheels and a pub crawl

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Wednesday / We remember Maya: New Orleans' MelaNated Writers Collective, a group of local writers of color, pays tribute to the late great American writer and poet Dr. Maya Angelou with an evening of readings and recollections of her work. ... Read More »

Maurice Carlos Ruffins wins two short story prizes

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Local writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin recently won two national story prizes, earning him prestige and acclaim (and a nice chunk of change). Ruffin’s story “The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You” was selected by novelist Rachel Kushner ... Read More »

How's Bayou? Still lovin' NOLA

The Saucy Housedogs of Pisgah: they're getting some increased attention this summer.  (Photo by Keith Marshall)

Let me say up front: I AM NOT LEAVING NEW ORLEANS! This column will not be about how my heart is being ripped out as I depart; how I don't know how I'll ever find a bar as ... Read More »

A happy hour salon with Francine Prose and Michael Jeffrey Lee

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EVENT: Monday May 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.) Room 220 is pleased to host the highly prolific and widely celebrated Francine Prose for a Happy Hour Salon on the occasion of the ... Read More »

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