300 Years of Music


Upcoming Words and Music

The Pirate’s Alley Alley Faulkner Society, Inc.
624 Pirate’s Alley

Dear Friends:

The Faulkner Society is a (501) (c) (3) literary and educational non-profit. Donations are, therefore, tax deductible.

Our major projects for the fall will include our festival, Words & Music, a Literary Feast in New Orleans, December 4 – 8. Part of the programming will focus on
the work of Walker Percy, author of The Moviegoer, which won the National Book Award, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, and other works of fiction, as well as
entertaining and enlightening non-fiction, such as Signposts in a Strange Land and The Last Self-Help Book. Our literacy project concurrent with Words & Music,
will include distribution of free copies of a Walker Percy novel, as well as a master class for students and teachers on his work.

Our next free event will be a multi-author My New Orleans event July 21 at the Cabildo. Among authors will be Liz Wiliams and Rick Barton.

For more on the Faulkner Society, visit our web site.

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society events

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc.
624 Pirate’s Alley

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum have an words and music event today at the Cabildo, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The event will feature fiction writers Lucy Ferris and Moira Crone and poet Andy Young.
Noted jazz pianist and composer Victor “Red” Atkins will peform his new suite of music inspired by and named
for William Faulkner’s famous short story, Barn Burning.
The event will include free refreshments.

Save The Dates
Tuesday, April 24
My New Orleans series opens. Writers invited to appear all have new books out with New Orleans related material.

Tuesday, May 1
Postmark Deadline for entries in the 2012 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

Saturday, June 9
Juleps in June, 2012, featuring literary guest of honor and author of the new novel Canada, Richard Ford, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the Pen/Faulkner award. Mary Helen Lagasse, who is both an author and a fine artist is creating the 2012 Faulkner painting to be auctioned at the event. Ms. Lagasse, who paints in the old master tradition of multi-levels of oil color layered, is departing from the usual pattern of a portrait and creating a still life
of Faulkner’s workspace.

Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
Words & Music, a Literary Feast in New Orleans will feature special guest of honor, Louisiana fiction writer
Ernest Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying and other masterpieces of fiction.

To learn more check wordsandmusic.org