Tom Piazza


Tom Piazza’s 12 books include the novels City Of Refuge and A Free State, the short-story collection Blues and Trouble, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and Devil Sent The Rain, a collection of his essays and journalism. He was a principal writer for the HBO series Treme, the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey, and the recipient of the 2015 Louisiana Writer Award. He lives in New Orleans.



2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 1
A Sense of Place: Short Stories
with Jennifer S. Davis, Ladee Hubbard, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Andrew Siegrist, and moderator Tom Piazza

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing



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