Native theater director and producer Augustin Correro has a brand new guide out referred to as “Tennessee Williams 101,” tailored and expanded from a lecture he created for the annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Pageant.
The guide, accessible on the Jefferson Parish Library, accommodates behind-the-curtain tidbits in regards to the playwright together with analyses of characters he created and real-life individuals he moved amongst.
Correro is a founding co-artistic director of the Tennessee Williams Theatre Firm of New Orleans and served as a director for a lot of of its productions, together with “The Glass Menagerie,” “Kingdom of Earth,” “Abruptly Final Summer season,” “Camino Actual” and “The Rose Tattoo,” amongst others. He has taught Tennessee Williams 101 as a lecture at numerous Tennessee Williams festivals.
New Orleans’ competition shall be utterly digital this yr, with a web-based writers retreat weekend March 19-21 and conventional competition occasions on-line March 24-28.
Occasions embody interviews with Southern writers, periods on crime writing, and a chat with playwright and display screen author John Patrick Shanley, who received an Academy Award for “Moonstruck”.
There may also be staged readings from the 2020-21 One-Act Play Contest, the NOLA Mission presents “Tennessee X Three” readings of one-acts by Williams himself and rather more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TENNESSEE: Thomas Lanier Williams III, higher often known as Tennessee Williams, was born on March 26, 1911, and died Feb. 25, 1983. He skilled success at age 33 when “The Glass Menagerie” was produced in 1944 in New York Metropolis. It was the primary a string of successes, together with “A Streetcar Named Want” in 1947, “Cat on a Sizzling Tin Roof” in 1955, “Candy Chicken of Youth in 1959,” and “The Evening of the Iguana” in 1961.
NEWSBANK: In the event you checked a free library useful resource referred to as NewsBank, you’d know the trending information headlines and subjects about sports activities, atmosphere, COVID-19, enterprise, superb arts and structure, and extra. NewsBank is a gives archives of media publications as reference supplies to libraries.
NewsBank adjustments content material each day and gives particular studies on a wide range of subjects. For instance, since March is Ladies’s Historical past Month, NewsBank has offered a particular report that features articles, background information, photographs and web sites for additional analysis.
To entry NewsBank, go to the library’s web site and click on on the tab titled “Databases.” Scroll down the left-hand facet of the web page and click on on “NewsBank.”
Beneath the class titled “Articles,” patrons will discover these classes: information and newsmakers; ladies’s historical past; authorities and politics; social justice and authorized points; economics; well being, science and training; artwork and tradition; athletics; distinctive tales of particular person ladies; and the ladies’s rights motion.
The part titled “Photographs” options a whole lot of pictures of world leaders, artists, athletes, enterprise ladies, explorers, human rights activists and others.
Different NewsBank particular studies give attention to Dr. Martin Luther King, house exploration, world terrorism and battle, movie and TV awards, pure disasters, nationwide diet month and celebrating Black Historical past Month.
AUTHOR EVENT: Three winners of the Louisiana Writer Mission — all from the New Orleans space — will talk about their books at 6 p.m. March 22, through video convention on-line. Go to www.jplibrary.net/adults for extra particulars, together with how be a part of the dialogue. The authors are Jennifer Comeaux, Yvette Canoura and Richard Robbins.
COMPUTER CLASSES: A collection of pc lessons is being provided on the East Financial institution Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Seating is restricted, and on-line registration is required. Go to the Pc Courses web page at www.jplibrary.net. Masks should be worn and social distancing is required. Upcoming lessons embody:
- Pc Q and A – 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. March 17
- Introduction to Microsoft Phrase 2 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 18
- Introduction to PowerPoint 2 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 22
- Leveraging LinkedIn Studying – 2 p.m. to three:45 p.m. March 24
- Introduction to Microsoft Phrase 2 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 26
- (Two) One on One Slots in Primary Pc Expertise – 2 p.m. to three p.m. March 30
GREAT DEAL: JPLibraries have a moratorium on late charges till the top of June. Nevertheless, if you’re a type of individuals who used your current downtime to scrub home, keep in mind to return previous books or different library gadgets you could have forgotten. There are not any penalties.