Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 27th 5:30-7PM In the years following World War I, the New Orleans's French Quarter attracted artists and writers with its low rents, faded charm, and colorful street life. By the 1920s Jackson Square had become the center of a vibrant if short-lived Bohemia. A young William Faulkner and his roommate William Spratling, an artist who taught at Tulane, were among the "artful and crafty ones of the French Quarter," as they styled themselves. In Dixie Bohemia John Shelton Reed introduces Faulkner s circle of friends ranging from the distinguished writer Sherwood Anderson to a gender-bending Mardi Gras costume designer, from Tulane s president to one of its cheerleaders and brings to life the people and places of New Orleans in the jazz age. John Shelton Reed is discussing and signing his book, Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920's. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.