Two old friends discuss their shared and yet wide-ranging experiences—the challenges of journalism today, including covering serious issues from Civil Rights to contemporary politics, to writing with a light touch (Calvin Trillin is the deadline poet for The Nation). The two have shared many meals together, so there will be talk of great New Orleans food, of course. No one loves New York like Calvin Trillin and no one loves New Orleans like Errol Laborde, so expect to hear some local pride as well. Trillin, known for his witty and insightful writing for The New Yorker, has written fiction, memoir, and great works of social commentary; his most recent book is Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America.
SUN 3/25 2:30 PM
Tickets for a single Literary Discussions can be purchased for $10 in the box office (Orleans Room on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Monteleone) on site during the Festival.
Best value is a LITERARY DISCUSSION PASS, which covers all literary discussions Friday-Sunday.
Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom