Upcoming events!

4 Events

Saturday, Feb. 27th @ 2pm
Diana Rowland will be signing her new book Blood of the Demon @ Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA.

Sunday, Feb. 28th @ 4pm
Northshore Literary Society presents Christa Allan and Toni Orrill. The event will be held at Friends Restaurant in Madisonville and is $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm
Erica Spindler will be signing her new book Blood Vines @ Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA.

Sunday, March 7th @ 4pm
Louisiana Women’s Histoy book salon. Read a book about any Louisiana Women and they come and discuss her with the group, @ Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA.

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The Northshore Literary Society’s second meeting

Deb Burst and Pam Ewen hosted another lovely event. This time we met at a beautiful retreat called The Rivers. This is a 13 acre bed and breakfast which plays host to a range of activities from business gatherings to artist workshops, was the  perfect spot — set right on the Tchefuncte River and hidden away from the outside world by the trees. In a climate of  hot and/or wet we were blessed with a truly nice spring day.

The poetry reading was a great success. I was nervous and forgot to talk a minute about origins of fairy tales and their darker original versions. In the end it didn’t seem to matter. I read two poems. “A Fairy Tale”, originally published in Mosaic, the Nicholls State Literary Journal and “Godmother”, originally published at GoblinFruit.net.   Gene Lipps, a local songwriter, played some soft music on his guitar as I read. It all went by very quickly. After Erica Spindler talked about her work people mingled. Listening to Erica talk is always fun, she has such great stories. She even told just a hint about her next book!

I was surprised by how many people came up to me and said how much they liked my work. It was great. I have never read to a group of strangers before. Anytime I’ve shared my work with a group it has been among close friends or at workshops. This was quiet a thrill and I’m very glad to have been invited.