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Evening Star lecture at the Gallier House

On Friday, May 20th, 6pm at the Gallier House in the French Quarter (1132 Royal Street – designed and built by James Gallier, Jr.) I will deliver a lecture on the Evening Star. I gave the lecture at the Louisiana … Continue reading

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“Taken to the Grave: Lesser Known Tombs in the St. Louis Cemeteries”

Very excited for my upcoming lecture for Save Our Cemeteries on Tuesday, November 10th at Lake Lawn Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, 6:30pm. I will be discussing nine relatively unknown (but fascinating) graves from St. Louis 1 -3. Pirates, piano players, … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day in New Orleans

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of walking around St. Louis No. 3 with the lovely Poppy Tooker to talk about the cemetery for her fabulous radio show Louisiana Eats. Poppy’s love of New Orleans extends outside of … Continue reading

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Tales from the Crypt & Deep Sea: Marie Laveau’s Tomb and the Evening Star

I am VERY excited about my lecture “Tales from the Crypt & Deep Sea: Marie Laveau’s Tomb and the Evening Star” at the Louisiana Humanities Center (938 Lafayette St) this Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. Here are … Continue reading

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Dual Book Release Party!

My new book Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans is almost here! It will officially be available October 19th. WOO-HOO! The Book Release Party is Saturday, October 24th from 6pm to 9pm at Treo located at 3835 … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Prohibition Lecture Today!

I have been so busy finishing my next two books and working on this lecture that I have not had time to promote it. But here it is – just in case. I will be delivering a lecture on New Orleans’ … Continue reading

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

I recently did a photo essay for Tulane University about the new policy changes for St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. I spent a lot of time in St. Louis No. 1 during January and February trying to document everything I needed for … Continue reading

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The Day After Mardi Gras

THE DAY AFTER MARDI GRAS ‘Twas the day after Mardi Gras. All through the house Not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse. For the master and Madame were still yet a-bed, And the cook o’er the stove … Continue reading

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C-Span2 & BookTV

Right before I was scheduled to tape my lecture for C-Span’s BookTV at the Louisiana Book Festival, I got a text from a dear friend telling me that they were leaving their job to start producing porn. I know some … Continue reading

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WRBH Interview

In the spring, I did an interview with S.L. Alexander for the Writer’s Forum on WRBH 88.3 FM. Fun interview! Sherry and I were on a panel together at the Tennessee Williams Festival this year and it was great fun … Continue reading

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