The Faulkner Society’s Words & Music – November 29, 2012
Each year, the The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society sets aside a portion of the Words & Music program to explore work about New Orleans and it’s state, and new work by Louisianians. This segment of the program is called, New Orleans Mon Amour. Peggy Sweeney-McDonald was invited to bring the Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde… Life Stories About Food as a breakfast presentation complete with beignets by Cafe Du Monde. The event was held at the beautiful Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter on Thursday, November 29th at 8:30-9:30 AM.
Peggy opened the “Meanwhile…” session with her journey from inspiration to live shows to book. Joining her on stage and sharing their life food about food from the book was Margarita Bergen (Cafe Society Columnist), John Gray (Jazz Artist & Educator), Elizabeth Pearce (Cocktail Historian) and Karen Benrud an owner of Cafe Du Monde who shared her foreword of the book about growing up in the Cafe Du Monde family.
It was an honor to be among the distinguished authors, literary agents and publishers. The Words and Music Program showcased literary master Ernest J. Gaines, actress Cecily Tyson and Grammy winner Irwin Mayfield.
WORDS & MUSIC: A Literary Feast in New Orleans
November 28 – December 2, 2012
New and established writers join dedicated readers in a unique multi-arts festival sponsored by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc., created in 1990 on William Faulkner’s birthday by men and women dedicated to good books and their authors, including Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, who wrote his first novel, Soldiers’ Pay, in New Orleans, LA.