Sunday, July 3, 2016

163. David Armand, Part 2

163. Part 2 of our interview with David Armand. David was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist's Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. His second novel, Harlow, was published by Texas Review Press in 2013. David's third novel, The Gorge, was published on October 1, 2015, by Southeast Missouri State University Press, and his chapbook, The Deep Woods, was published in September by Blue Horse Press. David's memoir, My Mother's House, was published in March 2016 by Texas Review Press. 
  1. This week in Louisiana history. July 2 1952. Construction begins on Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital in Jefferson Parish.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. July 2, 1980. Amos White died. White (November 6, 1889 – July 2, 1980) was an American jazz trumpeter.  He grew up an orphan in Charleston, South Carolina, where he played in the Jenkins Orphanage band in his teens.  During World War I White played in the 816th Pioneer Infantry Band in France, and settled in New Orleans after the war. Working as a typesetter, he played jazz in his spare time, working with Papa Celestin and Fate Marable among others.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Celebration on the Cane - Independence Day
    July 4th, 2016
    Downtown Riverbank
    781 Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
    318-352-2746 | 318-352-2746
    Website

    The day begins around 10 a.m. with children's activities and live musical entertainment at 6 p.m. with spectacular firework show over Cane River Lake at 9 p.m. over the Cane River Lake in historic Downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. Event is FREE and open to the public. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No ice chests allowed.
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