From marching ducks to art, Elvis and of course barbecue, Memphis is a great place to be this summer.
Last week, I was invited to a special dinner at Jolie's Louisiana Bistro in our hometown of Lafayette. The restaurant's chef, Manny Augello, will be cooking at the prestigious James Beard House in New York later this month and is fine tuning his menu, inspired by summer in Louisiana, with special preview dinners before the big day.
A review of the first-ever biography of John Kennedy Toole PLUS a Twitter chat with the author today. A Southern Sin Essay Contest. Stephen Colbert remembers Maurice Sendak. Florida county libraries ban "Fifty Shades of Grey" and more literary news. Book giveaways and a new story in Southern Voice about a conversation between mother and daughter. It's Literary Friday!
Announcing the Helen Keller in Love winner. Summer reading & a BIG giveaway. Upcoming Twitter chats. Inside the App: James Lee Burke. Dish on the True Blood Cookbook. Southern lit in the news, literary events & new fiction by never-before-published Tom Honea. It's time for Literary Friday!
News of a “True Blood” cookbook had Trubies salivating when it was announced in March. San Francisco’s Chronicle Books has teamed up with HBO for the project, set to release August 29, but details are as slim as one of Bon Temps' blood-craving vampires.
by Tom Honea Even for a week night the crowd had not been good. None of them seemed to understand music. Warren did things with the guitar that he knew none of them had ever heard before. He played Jimmy Rogers railroad songs in a four–four beat, played it again in an eight–four beat.