Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans

A short collection of things that caught my eye during the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans.

The Irish Channel neighborhood
Colorful cottages in the Irish Channel neighborhood
Ron Suresha, editor of Hibernation and other Poems by Bear Bards.
Ron Suresha, editor of Hibernation and other Poems by Bear Bards.
Upstairs at Cafe Lafitte in Exile, with chandelier.
Upstairs at Cafe Lafitte in Exile, with chandelier.
Blurry photo of yours truly reading my story "Angel the Snake Girl," which was one of two columns that helped me with the 2014 Humour Columnist of the year in the DE Press Association Communications Contest.
Blurry photo of yours truly reading my story “Angel the Snake Girl,” which was one of two columns that helped me win the 2014 Humour Columnist of the year in the DE Press Association Communications Contest.
Anthology of winning short stories in the 6th annual Saints and Sinners Short Story contest.  Yours truly has a piece in the publication entitled "Stinkbug."  The anthology is available on Amazon.dom
Anthology of winning short stories in the 6th annual Saints and Sinners Short Story contest. Yours truly has a piece in the publication entitled “Stinkbug.” The anthology is available on Amazon.com
Rich Barnett with party guest at book launch for local author Sergei Boissier's novel "Damage Control."  Yep, that's a sledgehammer.
Rich Barnett with party guest at book launch for local author Sergei Boissier’s novel “Damage Control.” Yep, that’s a sledgehammer. No, she is not my number one fan, but I wish she was…
Renowned author Edmund White and Michael Craig at the Saints and Sinner's Literary Festival opening party at the historic Hermann-Grima House
Renowned author Edmund White and Michael Craig at the Saints and Sinner’s Literary Festival opening party at the historic Hermann-Grima House
The hirsuite muse.  Virginia mountain man, author, and poet Jeff Mann reading at Bear Bards, a Bear poetry event at The Phoenix Bar.
The hirsuite muse. Virginia mountain man, author, and poet Jeff Mann reading at Bear Bards, a Bear poetry event at The Phoenix Bar. Friends from Wytheville and VA Tech  might be interested to know Mann lives in Pulaski, VA, and is a professor at Tech. A very nice guy and a damn good poet, a “bear poet.”
Greek Revival Dandy #2 by Andrew Hopkins, part of an ongoing series of stylishly dressed Southern gentleman. Hopkins is a native of Mobile, AL, who has lived in New Orleans and Baltimore.
I bought this painting: Greek Revival Dandy #2 by Andrew Hopkins, part of an ongoing series of stylishly dressed Southern gentleman. Hopkins is a native of Mobile, AL, who has lived in New Orleans and Baltimore.  His primitive style and attention to interior design and historical furniture and architecture is quite unique.
Faubourg Marigny Books, one of the oldest remaining gay bookstores, owned and run by Otis Fennel.
Faubourg Marigny Books, one of the oldest remaining gay bookstores, owned and run by Otis Fennel.  Can’t decide if this is a cut out of a young David Hasellhoff or not?
Nothing unusual in Parasol's Bar, known for its Po Boy sandwiches, fully dressed.
Nothing unusual in Parasol’s Bar, known for its Po Boy sandwiches, fully dressed.
Bourbon Street Saturday Night
Bourbon Street Saturday Night

 

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