Too much I have LAMENTED that New Orleans is usually passed over from the literary monarchs…jumping from Houston to Atlanta with hardly a stop.  Nothing new, favorite bands of mine usually do the same. Its as if the PR people know not to let their wards travel to the City That Care Forgot, lest they might stay with a Mardi Gras hangover. We have a tendency to suck in artists and never let them leave. This is my wistful thinking of course, because I would hate to think what the truth probably is, which is a glaring fact that New Orleans has a 40% literacy rate.
Which is why I am jumping up and down like a two year old with a basketful of chocolate as I was told today that Ms. Maggie Stiefvater will be visiting New Orleans! *pause for effect* I ♥ Twitter, I get so much info that way now. (Thanks Jules!)
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Date: April 17th
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Venue: Octavia Books – http://www.octaviabooks.com
 
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Books by Maggie!
ShiverLingerLament: The Faerie Queen's DeceptionBallad: A Gathering of Faerie