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by John Biguenet

Native New Orleanian John Biguenet, author of seven books and many prizewinning plays, highlights postflood literary New Orleans—"a palimpsest" on which "the past bleeds through the fresh culture now being inscribed over the submerged text, centuries old."

Literary Places

The Beauregard-Keyes House at 1113 Chartres Street was dedicated as a Literary Landmark in honor of Frances Parkinson Keyes. The home was her winter residence from 1945 until her death in 1970,...

In his short story "Hidden Gardens," Truman Capote describes the Pontalba Buildings as "...the oldest, in some ways most somberly elegant, apartment houses in America." The matching red-brick...

A bronze statue of Ignatius J. Reilly, the main character in John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces, stands at the entrance to the Chateau Bourbon Hotel on Canal Street.

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Conferences and Residencies

Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana United States

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From the Magazine

by Shell Fischer

September/October 2010

In response to the Deep-water Horizon oil spill, writers Heidi Lynn Staples and Amy King created Poets for Living Waters, an online poetry forum featuring works written in response to the disaster, spurring a host of nationwide events that give poets not only an opportunity to take action against the catastrophe but also to speak out in support of our natural environment.

by Staff

A selection of essays that commemorate what was lost and celebrate the literary arts in New Orleans. 

by John Biguenet

An excerpt from “The What and the How of It” by John Biguenet (in Before During After, edited by Elizabeth Kleinveld, to be published by the University of New Orleans Press in 2010).

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From the Directory of Writers

Creative Nonfiction Writer
New Orleans, LA
Poet
New Orleans, LA
Poet
New Orleans, LA

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