Katrina Anniversary Book Signing Saturday, Aug 28 2010 

This Sunday, August 29, on the five-year anniversary date of Hurricane Katrina, there will be a reading/signing for the new anthology New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost at the Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans.  The event will take place from 1-3 PM (2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans 70130-5968, phone 504-895-2266). Contributors to the anthology of short nonfiction essays about New Orleans include Richard Ford, Rick Bragg, Robert Olen Butler, Mona Lisa Saloy, Jason Berry, and many others, as well as Julie.  Edited by Lee Barclay, the book contains stunning photographs of the city by Christopher Porche West.


Launch for New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost Friday, Aug 13 2010 

On Sunday, August 22, from 4 to 6 PM, there will be a launch party for the new anthology New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost, edited by Lee Barclay (University of Louisiana Press, 2010).  The celebration will be held at d.b.a. New Orleans, located at 618 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans 70116.  Music will be provided by the Free Agents Brass Band and food by Lil Dizzy’s Cafe.  Julie Kane’s essay “The Purple Martins at the Causeway Bridge” is one of more than eighty creative nonfiction essays about New Orleans included in the collection, which also features work by Jason Berry, Rick Bragg, Robert Olen Butler, Joshua Clark, Andrei Codrescu, Richard Ford, James Nolan, Tom Piazza, Chris Rose, Christine Wiltz, and many other writers associated with New Orleans.

Able Muse Anthology Friday, Aug 13 2010 

“Thoughtball Villanelle” by Julie has been included in the new Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alex Pepple (Able Muse Press, 2010).  The anthology, with an introduction by Timothy Steele, also features poems and translations by writers including A. E. Stallings, R. S. Gwynn, Rachel Hadas, X. J. Kennedy, Rachel Hadas, and Annie Finch.