“Famous Southerners” for $100!

Celebrate one of two very different Southern icons this month—or, hey, celebrate them both! First, the Boudin, Bourbon & Beer bash lights up the Champions Square outdoor festival space next to the Superdome on November 4; the event is raising money for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, and yes, Emeril will be there. (It’s not just food and booze, either: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are performing too. So make that three Southern icons.)

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A few days later, the Words & Music festival (November 9–13), put on by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, brings together authors and would-be authors in the name of, yes, William Faulkner. (Back in the 1920s, he lived in what is now the Society’s headquarters; it also houses a bookstore.) The theme this year is the Dark Side of Literature & Life, which leaves room for debates on all sorts of subjects, from race relations to death and taxes, to be addressed by such writers as Julia Glass and Julie Smith and Jorge Hernandez. The foundation lures more than a few literary agents to town too, so bring your manuscript.

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second-floor-624-pirates-alleyPhotos Courtesy of Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society

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