"The Eagle & the Hawk" by Judge Tony Graphia (Ret.), Lisburn Press, 284 pages, softcover, $17
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.
NEW ORLEANS — When Nick Mueller walks through the D-Day section of the National WWII Museum, it’s not the wall-sized picture of the German defense structures on Omaha and Utah beaches he wants visitors to see.
A series of free spoken word workshops reflecting on the themes of criminal justice, incarceration and the modern prison system are being held in Lafayette.
"I told myself I didn't know why I was standing on the bank of a tidal stream in rain that was coming down harder by the second. That wasn't true. For me, the rain has always been the conduit between the visible and the unseen worlds …The rain was…
The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will celebrate Black History Month during the annual Black History Month program at noon Feb. 13.
Award-winning authors Jack Bedell, Jason Berry, Alysson Foti Bourque, Dima Ghawi, C.H. Lawler and Erica Spindler are on tap for the Writers and Readers Symposium to be held Saturday, Feb. 16, in St. Francisville.
Time to make a little room on the old bookshelf. The Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar will be held Thursday through Saturday.
The cover of Julie Murphy’s novel “Dumplin,’” a simple female figure in a red gown with her arms outstretched on a black background, consistently grabbed my eye. But the book never quite made it into my shopping cart.
"Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation" by Joseph N. Abraham, MD; University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press; 304 pages; paperback; $24.95