Literature & Lunch: The Purple Hat Celebration. This event will celebrate the publication of New Orleans Noir: The Classics, the new anthology of short fiction edited by noted mystery writer Julie Smith, and Eudora Welty and her marvelously mysterious story, “The Purple Hat,” reputedly inspired by and set in the Hotel Monteleone’s famous Carousel Bar, […]
And The Old Courtesan’s Dark Underbelly. The session will be led by Julie Smith, Edgar winning mystery writer, who is the editor of the new anthology, New Orleans Noir: The Classics, short fiction revolving around elements of the mysterious and dark underbelly of the Crescent City by both famous authors of the 19th and 20th […]
Panel featuring New Orleans Noir: The Classics editor Julie Smith and contributors John Biguenet and Maurice Ruffin. Full details TBA.
Panel on anthologies featuring New Orleans Noir: The Classics contributor Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Memphis Noir contributor Jamey Hatley, and more. Full details TBA.
Featuring New Orleans Noir: The Classics editor Julie Smith and select contributors TBA.
“New Orleans Indie Literary Spirit.” While the publishing and literary world is scaling back, the New Orleans scene is flourishing with new bookstores, independent presses, and artist collectives presenting new works to the reading public. In this panel, we will examine the city’s Do-It-Yourself attitude in the literary arts through discussions with Bill Lavender, publisher of […]
New Orleans Noir 10th Anniversary Celebration. Featuring editor Julie Smith and select contributors to both New Orleans Noir and New Orleans Noir: The Classics.