John Broven, while living in the South of England during the 1950s and ’60s, loved American blues, rhythm-and-blues and swamp pop. He later documented the music in a trio of essential books, including the newly revised “South to Louisiana: The Mus…
Best-selling authors Walter Isaacson, David Brooks and J.D. Vance are among those scheduled to take part in the sixth annual Walker Percy Weekend on May 31 to June 2 in St. Francisville.
"Louisiana Poets, A Literary Guide" by Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass, University Press of Mississippi, 256 pages, cloth cover, $28
The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana has announced the 2019 winners of the annual Letters About Literature contest.
Entries will be accepted through Aug. 15 for the 13th annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, which comes with a $10,000 prize.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Saturday, April 27, will host its second Mid City Micro-Con at the Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard. With a mission to focus on diversity and inclusion, the organization set this year’s micro-con theme as “…
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book will hold the ninth annual “Just Listen to Yourself: The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets” program.
Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge, along with the LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, will hold a celebration of the work of author Dima Ghawi on April 24.
From the leader of a Catholic university to the leader of the Catholic church, along with a volume on Buddhism with a green point of view, books with a variety of topics have crossed my desk this past month. Here is a sampling.
Don't expect the prophecy of the Sankofa children to be fulfilled when Antoine Mitchell releases his first issue of "Sankofa's Eymbrace" on March 31.
“Lucky Enough: A Year of a Dad’s Daily Notes of Encouragement and Life Lessons to His Daughter” by Chris Yandle, Page Publishing, 214 pages, paperback, $15.95
A new exhibit at the LSU Libraries Special Collections is keying in on Sherlock Holmes, the detective featured in this year's One Book, One Community selection.