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Light in June

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society held Juleps in June to benefit projects for its writers and readers.


The Faulkner Society brought Yoknapatawpha County to New Orleans with Juleps in June, a fundraising event held by the society with Yvonne LaFleur , Walsh and James C. Walsh.

The party took place at the Queen Anne-style Walsh residence on June 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and featured the South’s signature drink for the South’s signature author.

The event saluted New Orleans writers and New Orleans literary heritage while benefitting Faulkner Society projects for writers and their readers. Partygoers enjoyed “That Evening Sun” while bidding on the item of the evening, a “Blue Period” painting by Alex Beard of Nobel Laureate Faulkner in a white linen suit and Panama hat.

Everyone enjoyed food catered by Glenn Vatshell and Palate New Orleans, desserts from Marnie Murphy of Marnie’s on Magazine and daisies from Tommy’s Flower Shop. The Armand St. Martin trio provided jazz music; Quinn Peeper and Michael Harold played selections of Chopin.

Guests went home with silver engraved julep cups donated by Rosemary James and Joseph DeSalvo as party favors.

Most of all, guests enjoyed a trip back to the era of Faulkner, who once said: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

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