Sunday, September 20th
Join in on an engaging conversation and book reading with New Orleans authors Zachary Lazar (Vengeance) and Katy Simpson Smith (The Everlasting).
With a minimum donation of $25 to Meg's campaign, we will send you a link to access the event via Zoom (and a recording to view at a later date). Thank you for your support!
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Meg Garvey is a career public advocate running for Municipal and Traffic Court Judge in New Orleans --- a court that is in desperate need of change from the inefficient, backlogged, and dangerous status quo.
Zachary Lazar is the author of five books, including Sway, Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder, I Pity the Poor Immigrant , and Vengeance . He is a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the 2015 John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other honors. His most recent book, Vengeance, confronts the criminal justice system head on as he tells the stories of real and fictional inmates at Angola State Penitentiary. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and his journalism has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Los Angeles Times, BOMB, and elsewhere.
Katy Simpson Smith's writing addresses elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free within the historical contexts of American chattel slavery and, more recently, Roman history. She received a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea, Free Men , and The Everlasting. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, Granta, and Literary Hub. She lives in New Orleans, and recently served as the Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.