Jesmyn Ward at Garden District Book Shop

Garden District Book Shop will host Jesmyn Ward to celebrate the release of her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, at their storefront (2727 Prytania Street). Ward will be in conversation with Nathaniel Rich. Sing, Unburied,…

Jesmyn Ward at Octavia Books

Octavia Books will host Jesmyn Ward for the release of her new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, at their storefront (513 Octavia Street). In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since Salvage the Bones, this singular American…

New Orleans writers round up: Lara Naughton, Jesmyn Ward, Justin Nobel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Kristin Sanders, and Yuri Herrera

Countless writers in New Orleans are ever plucking away at their keyboards, conducting research or interviews, or simply probing their memories and inner lives to create worthwhile work. Much of this is published online, scattered disparately throughout cyberspace. Here are…

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward and Peter Cooley receive accolades

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been named one of two winners of the Strauss Living prize for literary excellence. The award, given every five years by the American Academy of Arts and…

Jesmyn Ward to lecture on Southern oral traditions at Tulane March 19

National Book Award-winning author and Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward will present the fourth annual Distinguished Frey Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Woldenberg Art Center’s Freeman Auditorium on Tulane University’s campus. The Delisle, Mississippi, native is…

A strong week for N.O. book events: Lorrie Morrie, Jesmyn Ward, Francisco Goldman, and more!

Lorrie Moore kicks of a strong week of literary events in New Orleans with a reading at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, in the Lavin-Bernick Student Center on Tulane University’s campus. Moore is the author of five collections of short stories…

Jesmyn Ward to read from Men We Reaped at Octavia Books this Friday

Jesmyn Ward, whose 2011 novel Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award, will present her new memoir, Men We Reaped, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia St.). Ward is the subject–and Men We…