Most writers are solitary creatures, meaning that literary teams are rare. Among writing teams, perhaps the rarest is that of a mother-son team.
But they exist, and Pat and Patrick Cheron, a mother-son writing team from New Orleans, will discuss how their partnership works at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Together, the Cherons have authored “The Tavern,” the first in a trilogy of novels on the New Orleans underworld. “The Tavern” explores how a pair of unsuspecting young parents becomes wrapped up in a crime-laden community, simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The pair will talk about how they began to write together and how their writing relationship works, including the special benefits of being related. They also will discuss the pitfalls of their writing relationship.
The Cherons also write individually. Patrick Cheron will discuss his new book, “The System,” and Pat Cheron will talk about her new book, “The Neighborhood.”
ALL ABOUT THE GENRE: Three local authors will discuss the three genres in which they write–romance, young adult fantasy and children’s picture books at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Dawn Chartier, author of “Bewitching the Enemy” (Book 1 Vieux Carre Witch Sister series), will talk about romance; Jessica Dragon Cheramie, author of “Secrets of the Truth” (Book One of the Meridienne Drake Series), will discuss young adult fantasy; and Jonathan Thomas Jones, author of “Little Bot and the Story Box” and “Little Bot and the Fixer,” will discuss children’s picture books. The authors also will discuss how to become self-published in these genres.
DAYLILY DREAMS: The Southeastern Louisiana Daylily Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
ROMANCE WRITING: The Southern Louisiana chapter of the Romance Writers of America will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
FRENCH GENEALOGY OVERVIEW: Jay Schexnaydre will provide an overview of French genealogical records available online at 7 p.m. Monday at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Since the Ordonnance de Villers-Cotterêts in 1539, the Catholic Church has kept baptism and burial records, and soon after marriage records, for parishioners. After the French Revolution, in 1792 the civil registrations of all French citizens’ births, marriages and deaths have been recorded in the mayoral offices of every city, town and village in France. Many of these records are now online and can be searched for free.
FRENCH GENEALOGY STRATEGIES: Augusta Elmwood, an expert on French genealogical records, will discuss basic strategies to track down French ancestry as part of the library’s series of spring genealogical seminars for beginners. 1 p.m., May 20, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
All programs at the library are free of charge and are open to the public. For more information about programs at the 15 branches of the Jefferson Parish Library, go to www.jplibrary.net or friend the library’s Facebook page for daily programming updates.