Awards, books, and articles (and a seminar, too!)

Lots of great Peauxdunque news lately, all of it of the exclamation-point variety:

Come see what’s happening in Peauxdunque. Really, you could spend a whole day with us.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything happening in the land of Peauxdunque. It’s a wild and varied place, populated by writers who never stop. Since our last update in the far-distant past of early December, here’s the latest:

Tom Carson‘s novel, Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, has been re-released by River House Publishing in a two-volume set: Cadwaller’s Gun and Carole Lombard’s Plane.

Emily Choate has published a fantastic Q&A with Roger Hodge, new editor of Oxford American, on Chapter 16.

Liz Gruder‘s YA fantasy, Starseed, has been released by WiDo Publishing.

Terri Stoor‘s award-winning essay, Bird Dog, has been published in Quarterly West.

The first season of Denise Moore‘s excellent web series, Neutral Grounds, is now available for viewing.

Tad Bartlett‘s essays on the Oxford American website have taken a short break from the “Food and …” series, and now include an essay on music and the recovery from Hurricane Katrina, run in conjunction with the magazine’s Louisiana Music issue.

J.Ed. Marston published an op-ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on progressive development of communities of technology entrepreneurs in Chattanooga.

At the beginning of February, Peauxdunque took the show on the road for their annual retreat, this time to Peauxdunque, Tennessee. Another post will follow soon. Come back to visit!

Update on Peauxdunquians, long overdue

Peauxdunque marches on with its 2012 calendar of meetings and activities, with wonderful meetings in the past few months and the invigorating work and critique by both old members and those new to our ranks (and in between; yes, we’ve been around long enough now to have an “in between”). In November, the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance will be celebrating five years of existence. Feels like just yesterday we met for the first time in Exchange Alley in the French Quarter. And it feels like forever, too.

Peauxdunquians continue to run about in the world. Recently, Helen Krieger has been active with Shipwrecked! A Storytelling Experience, the NO Show podcast, as well as taking her movie Flood Streets international, recently to the Film By the Sea Festival; coming up on November 4, Helen will participate in the Salon de Danse de Macabre at Cafe Istanbul.

Peauxdunqian Maurice Carlos Ruffin‘s The Pie Man is in the most recent edition of The South Carolina Review. L. Kasimu Harris continues his string of brilliant essays and photography in his Parish Chic column on the Oxford American website. Both Maurice and Kasimu have contributed recent work, as well, to the Times-Picayune. Tad Bartlett‘s latest installment of his “Food and …” column has posted to the Oxford American website, on Food and Recovery: Reclaiming After the Storm. Tom Carson continues his fine work at the American Prospect and GQ, making smart mosaics out of various cultural and political shrapnel.

From November 28 through December 2, Peauxdunque and our friends will convene at the annual Words and Music Conference, for lots of good words and good times, and to celebrate the gold medal won by our own Emilie Staat in the essay category of the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition (as well as the finalist, short list for finalist, and semi-finalist placings of a whole slew of Peauxdunquians in the essay, short story, and novel categories).

Peauxdunque publication update

Peauxdunquian Arion Berger has released the first of three New Orleans-set paranormal romance thrillers, entitled “Darkness Eternal,” now available as an e-book on Amazon.com.

Peauxdunque’s Tad Bartlett has published the second of his “Food and …” series of essays on the Oxford American website, titled “Food and Memory: A Barbecue Homecoming,” wherein he goes back to his childhood home of Selma, Alabama, to revisit three barbecue joints while exploding the walls he had built between himself and the aftermath of a series of protests he participated in his senior year of high school.

New Peauxdunquian-extraordinaire L. Kasimu Harris continues his series of written and photographic essays inspired by the style and fashion to be found on New Orleans streets in his Parish Chic column on the Oxford American website.

Another Peauxdunque publication, and a performance, too!

Peauxdunqian Tad Bartlett has started a new “Food and …” column on the Oxford American website. The first installment is up, “Food and Writing: Talking Mushrooms with Terroir-ists,” and new installments will be posted once every month or so.

Peauxdunquian Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s reading at the New Orleans Museum of Art during the first night of the summer-long MelaNated Summer Reading Series is now available online. You can view the whole thing here, or skip to the 44-minute mark to pick up with Maurice’s reading:

Peauxdunqians in the world …

Another few weeks have passed since the last Peauxdunque update, and that means another few weeks’ worth of good news:

More Peauxdunquian news is in the pipeline. Stay tuned for further updates!

Publications and more! By Peauxdunqians and Friends of Peauxdunque

Another month, another set of publications and other writing recognition for the fine folks of Peauxdunque and their good friends …

Terri Stoor and Maurice Ruffin have had work selected for the upcoming New Orleans By New Orleans book project, which should come out at the end of this month. Joselyn Takacs, currently in Baltimore working on her MFA at Johns Hopkins, has the Story of the Week at Narrative, “Flares of Little Warning.” Also, Arion Berger and Tom Carson both have stories in the latest issue of Black ClockTad Bartlett has been admitted to the MFA program in fiction at UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop, where he will begin this fall.

Friend of Peauxdunque L. Kasimu Harris has launched a new column, Parish Chic, at The Oxford American’s online site, using fashion as a lens to illuminate the human condition.