Friday, June 24, 2016

162. David Armand, part 1

162. Part 1 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. June 26, 1805. Former V.P. Aaron Burr arrives in New Orleans.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. June 25, 1978.  Rev. A. L. Davis died. Abraham Lincoln (A.L.) Davis, born on November 2, 1914, was a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the first African American city councilman in New Orleans. He was born in Bayou Goula, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans in 1930.  He served as pastor of New Zion for forty-three years.  In 1957, Rev. Davis and a group of civil rights activists met at New Zion to organize the SCLC. The group chose as its first president Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Davis became its first vice president.  In 1975, he became the first African-American to serve on the New Orleans City Council.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    25th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival
    July 2nd, 2016
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Grounds
    103 Lebeau Church Road,
    Lebeau, LA 71345
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Grounds
    Enjoy live zydeco music, food and games for the entire family at this annual festival on the grounds of the church. This festival is famous for their pork backbone dinners. Rain or shine this festival will happen. Bring your tents and lawn chairs. No refunds, bbq pits, ATVs, glass containers or ice chests/coolers allowed. This festival is held the first Saturday every year in July.
  4. Bruce reviews "Dark Angel Pass Me" by friend of the show Sim Shattuck.
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