Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival's
Drummer & Smoke series presents
SING ME A STORY, TELL ME A SONG: WHEN WRITING DEMANDS MELODY
There’s a reason why some of the best writing is easy on the ears. Language began as an aural tradition. In Western literature, the relationship between storytelling and melody dates back to the lyric poems of antiquity. That may be why Bob Dylan — who has won nearly every music award on the planet — appears to have a chance to win a Nobel Prize for Literature. But when do popular songs rate as literature? Storytellers David Simon, Tom Piazza and Luke Winslow-King consider the literary power of songwriting with journalist and host of WWNO's "Music Inside Out," Gwen Thompkins.
Palm Court Jazz Café, 1204 Decatur Street. $10 at the door.