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Featured Participant Lineup

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A



Tim Allis
Henri Bendel and the Worlds He Fashioned

Allison Alsup
Foreign Seed: A Novel
Lily Anderson
Killer House Party

Kayla Min Andrews
The Fetishist: A Novel
by Katherine Min
 

B



John K. Bardes
The Carceral City:
Slavery and the Making of Mass Incarceration in New Orleans, 1803-1930

Erin Z. Bass
Moderator

Jack B. Bedell
Ghost Forest: Poems

Felice Belle
Viscera

Jeffrey Blount
Mr. Jimmy from
Around the Way: A Novel

Martha B. Boone
Mother Charity:
A Big Free Novel

Darrell Bourque
Until We Talk

Sandra Bretting
Unfit to Serve

Kimberly Brock
The Fabled Earth:
A Novel

Catharine Savage Brosman
Aerosols and Other Poems

Taylor Brown
Rednecks: A Novel
       

C



Diana B. Carlin
Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America's History-Making Women

Tracy Carr
Moderator

Lisa Carrico
Panelist

Brooke Champagne
NOLA Face: A Latina's
Life in the Big Easy

Caroline Cleveland
When Cicadas Cry:
A Novel

Eric Cook
Modern Creole: A Taste of New Orleans Culture and Cuisine

Nicole Cooley
Mother Water Ash: Poems

Peter Cooley
Accounting for Dark
   

D



Jay Dardenne
Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi
...Or Any Place Else!

Johnette Downing
Petit Pierre and His Wild Adventure

Andre Dubus III
Ghost Dogs:
On Killers and Kin

Jeff Duncan
A Life Impossible: Living with ALS: Finding Peace and Wisdom Within a Fragile Existence
 

E



Elizabeth Ellis
The Great Power
of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy
in the Gulf South

Ashley Elston
First Lie Wins: A Novel

Jumata Emill
Wander in the Dark

Mason Engel
Documentary:
Books across America: A Road Trip Documentary
 

F



Ellen Ann Fentress
The Steps We Take:
A Memoir of Southern Reckoning

Gina Ferrara
The Poetry Buffet:
An Anthology of New Orleans Poetry

Joe Formichella
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

M.R. Fournet
Darkness and Demon Song

Ariel Francisco
All the Places We Love Have Been Left in Ruins

J. Bruce Fuller
How to Drown a Boy: Poems
       

G



Cheryl Gerber
The Danse Macabre: Celebration and Survival in New Orleans

Michel Gleason
A Life Impossible: Living with ALS: Finding Peace and Wisdom Within a Fragile Existence

Steve Gleason
A Life Impossible: Living with ALS: Finding Peace and Wisdom Within a Fragile Existence

Dana David Gravot
"Je jongle au Bon Dieu quand je traite": Traiteurs in Francophone Louisiana

Robert Gwaltney
Podcast: Inside Voices

Minrose Gwin
Beautiful Dreamers:
A Novel
       

H



Barbara Hamby
Holoholo: Poems

Mandy Haynes
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

Jesse Haynes
Silent

Carolyn Hembree
For Today: Poems

C.H. Hooks
Can't Shake the Dust

Suzanne Hudson
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

Stephen Hundley
Bomb Island: A Novel

Shaun David Hutchinson
The School for Invisible Boys
   

J



Hannah Jones
Moderator

Amanda Jones
That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Banning
in America

William Joyce
Rocket Puppies
   

K



Rick Kelley
I Read about It in a Book

David Kirby
The Winter Dance Party: Poems, 1983-2023

Karen Konnerth
The Snowman Waltz

Daniel Kraus
Pay the Piper: A Novel

Dylan Krieger
Predators Welcome

L



Errol Laborde
When Rex Met Zulu and Other Chronicles of the New Orleans Experience

Peggy Scott Laborde
Documentary:
Literary New Orleans

Lizzeta LaFalle-Collins
Seasons at Lakeside Dairy: Family Stories from a Black-Owned Dairy, from Louisiana to California
and Beyond

Rob Lalka
The Venture Alchemists: How Big Techs Turned Profit into Power/td>

Guy Lamolinara
Moderator

R.J. Lee
The Majestic Leo Marble:
A Novel

Rosey Lee
The Gardins of Edin:
A Novel

Jeffrey Dale Lofton
Podcast: Inside Voices

Annell López
I'll Give You a Reason: Stories

Christopher Lowe
Make Some Wretched Fool to Pay: Stories

Adrienne Lundgren
Magnificent Intentions: John Wood, First Federal Photographer, 1856-1963
       

M



Bruce Magee
Liberty in Louisiana:
A Comedy

by James Workman

Bethany Mangle
Conditions of the Heart

Rachel M. Marsh
Rougarou Magic

Bev Marshall
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

Valerie Martin
Mrs. Gulliver: A Novel

Jimmy Matejek-Morris
Forsooth

Crystal Mayo
Lucy's Home: A True Story how Prayer Changed Everything

Anita McBride
Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America’s History-Making Women

Shirley McCoy
Dragon Song

Jeanette Medearis
I Dig the Skin I Am In,
I Am Loving Myself
Skin Deep!

Linda Midgett
Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi
…Or Any Place Else!

Corey J. Miles
Vibe: The Sound and Feeling of Black Life in the American South

Derek Milman
A Darker Mischief

Katherine Min
The Fetishist: A Novel

Geoff Munsterman
The Poetry Buffet:
An Anthology of New Orleans Poetry

N



Dennis Nangle
Moderator

GennaRose Nethercott
Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart and Other Stories

Nini Nguyen
Dac Biet: An Extra-Special Vietnamese Cookbook

Janet Nodar
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

James Nolan
Between Dying and Not Dying, I Chose the Guitar: The Pandemic Years
in New Orleans

O



Phil Oakley
Little Hatchet

C.E. O'Banion
Chinese New Year:
A Novel

Karen O'Connell
Moderator/Panelist
   

P



Stephen M. Payne
Liberty in Louisiana:
A Comedy

by James Workman

Alison Pelegrin
Louisiana Poet Laureate

Theodore Pitsios
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

Alisha Prater
Ava's Wish

Jasper Price
The Incredible JumpRoller Dragons: A Small World War Novel

R



Ned Randolph
Muddy Thinking in the Mississippi River Delta:
A Call for Reclamation

Lee Reed
The Cipher of the Seven Stars

Helen Regis
Bayou Harvest: Subsistence Practices in Coastal Louisiana

Gary Richards
One Book One Festival - The Optimist's Daughter
by Eudora Welty

Rebecca Boggs Roberts
Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson 

Maurice Carlos Ruffin
The American Daughters: A Novel

Ed Ruzicka
Squalls: Poems
     

S



Michele Chan Santos
Moderator/Panelist/td>

Patric Schaffner
Moderator/Panelist

Susie Shepherd
Sounds of the Forest

Dayne Sherman
The Best of the Shortest:
A Southern Writers Reading Reunion

Paul Siefken
Vernon Poche & the Ghosts of New Orleans

John Warner Smith
From the Flinty Rock:
New & Selected Poems

Nancy Kegan Smith
Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America's History-Making Women

Bruce Spizer
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night & More
The Beatles Please Please Me to With The Beatles

Sheryl St. Germain
Moderator

Michael Strecker
The Knights of Wade

T



Joselyn Takacs
Pearce Oysters: A Novel

William J. Thibodeaux
Cajun Country Chronicles
     

U



Boyce Upholt
The Great River:
The Making and
Un-Making
of the Mississippi
       

W



Kent Wascom
The Great State of West Florida: A Novel

Madison Webb
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

David Weill
All That Really Matters

Ken Wells
Gumbo Life: A Journey Down the Roux Bayou

Julie Liddell Whitehead
Hurricane Baby: Stories

Sadie Wilks
Ava's Wish

Brittany N. Williams
Saint-Seducing Gold:
The Forge & Fracture Saga, Book 2

LaDarrion Williams
Blood at the Root

Ashley Winstead
Midnight is the Darkest Hour: A Novel

Olivia Worley
People to Follow: A Novel

Snowden Wright
The Queen City Detective Agency: A Novel
       

Y



Steve Yates
The Lakes of Southern Hollow

Andy Young
Museum of the Soon to Depart
     

Z



Karen Spears Zacharias
No Perfect Mothers:
A Novel

Susan Beckham Zurenda
The Girl from the Red Rose Motel: A Novel