Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Celebration of Readers and Writers


CONTACT: Virginia R. Smith, phone:(225)635-6162; email; or Linda Fox, phone (225)635-3364; email

The West Feliciana Parish Library and the Friends of the West Feliciana Library present “A Celebration of Readers and Writers”:
Codrescu, Cullen, Domingue and Hill
Saturday, February 24, 2007, at the Oxbow Restaurant in St. Francisville.

Plan to be part of a grand occasion to hear 4 Louisiana authors in person in a comfortable and delicious setting! Beginning at 8:30 with coffee and pastries, Ed Cullen, Ronlyn Domingue and Ernest Hill will discuss their writing styles and subjects, followed by a 12:30 luncheon with the main speaker Andrei Codrescu. A book signing for all four authors will be held from 11:30 to 12:30. Copies of their books will be available for purchase, cash or checks only.

Tickets for the morning session only, including coffee and pastries and the book signing, are $10 a person. Tickets for the entire day including lunch and Mr. Codrescu, are $35. Tickets must be purchased in advance by February 22, either by mail at West Feliciana Library @ Box 3120, St. Francisville 70775 or in person at 11865 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. For more information, call the Library Director at 225-784-0260.

Andrei Codrescu
A poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, ANDREI CODRESCU is the MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University and the editor of the literary journal Exquisite Corpse. His most recent book is New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writing from the City

Ed Cullen
Ed Cullen's Attic Salt appears on the front of the Sunday People section. The column's name, which means "subtly humorous or poignant," gives Cullen a lot of latitude. An essayist on All Things Considered, National Public Radio's afternoon news and feature program from Washington, D.C. Cool Springs Press published Letter in a Woodpile, a collection of his NPR essays and newspaper columns, last spring.

Ronlyn Domingue
Ronlyn Domingue received her MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University in 2003. She has worked as a grassroots organizer, project manager, teacher, and grant writer. Her short stories have appeared in New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and New Delta Review. Born and raised in Louisiana, she lives there still. The Mercy of Thin Air is her first novel and has sold in nine other countries to date.

Ernest Hill
The novelist Ernest Hill holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, and UCLA. His novels include Satisfied With Nothin', A Life for a Life, Cry Me a River, It's All About the Moon When the Sun Ain't Shining and, most recently, A Person of Interest. He was born in Oak Grove, Louisiana and currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is the Writer-In-Residence at Southern University.