Northshore Literary Society (Aug. 9th)

Join us August 9th at Speakeasy Too in Madisonville, LA at 4pm.

Deb Burst and Pam Lott have organized a wonderful afternoon. This meeting’s special  guest are,  Diana Rowland who will be talking about her novel Mark of the Demon and Gene Lipps who will exploring the song writer’s craft.

Donation of $5.00 at the door — light refreshments will be supplied.


Events to Attend

Saturday, July 18th

Toni Orrill will be signing her books at the Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA from 2pm — 4 pm.

The Glorious Summer the Broken Fall

Sunday, August 9th

The Northshore Literary Society will host its next meeting at Speakeasy II in Madisonville, LA from 4pm — 6pm. Our guest speakers will be Gene Lipps and Diana Rowland . Gene will talk about the art of song writing and Diana will talk about her novel Mark of the Demon.

Diana Rowland -- Mark of the Demon Diana Rowland and Anna Marie Catoir
photo Times-Picayune, Elizabeth Moore

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   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.