literary festival

September 23, 2012 — Book-lovers from across the country gathered on the National Mall this weekend to celebrate reading and literacy at the 2012 National Book Festival. Organized by the Library of Congress, with Honorary Co-Chairs President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the event featured presentations and book-signings by more than 125 bestselling authors, illustrators and poets.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Festival of Books announces a lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors set to headline the twenty-fourth Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Oct. 12-14. The roster includes Katherine Patterson, Junot Diaz, Gillian Flynn, R.L. Stine, AJ Jacobs, Judith Viorst and rising star Karen Thompson Walker.
 
The Southern Festival of Books is a free,

If you're looking for a creative palette, the city of New Orleans never disappoints. A true southern belle, she woos visitors with sultry street-side musicians, cayenne soaked gumbos, and the oozing beauty of garden mansions and French Quarter cottages. But did you know she is home to a very elite clan of literary legends?

I'm a New Orleans gal living 30 miles north of the city on six acres of piney woods and often retreat to my porch swing to pen my prose. Photography is another passion and being a visual writer I often use it to compose my work. I make frequent trips to the city reconnecting with the things that make New Orleans