The Faulkner Society is partnering with One Book One New Orleans this year to create literary initiatives for at-risk teenagers and adults.
One Book One New Orleans committee members included Megan Holt, Candace Weber, Stacey Balkun, Elizabeth Hyman, Kaylee Smith, Jessica Daigle, Laurence Kopelovich, Elizabeth Burger and David Baker. Co-Chairs of the “Juleps in June” committee were Garner Robinson, Angie Bowlin, Chris Fransen and Kent Prince.
The guests of honor were three authors with recent book publications: Brian Boyles, Patty Friedmann and Nia Terezakis.
The drink of the evening, mint juleps, were presented in traditional engraved silver julep cups. The cups also serve as the annual collectible patron favor.
Glenn Vatshell, owner and chef of Palate New Orleans, provided lavish hors d’oeuvres and a buffet supper. The Jasper Brothers, led by Robert Eustic, lightened the ambience with musical entertainment.
Each year, the Faulkner Society auctions an original painting of William Faulkner. This year’s painting depicts Faulkner in front of 624 Pirate’s Alley where he wrote his first novel, Soldier’s Pay, and was donated by French Quarter artist A.J.S. “Joy” Kinney.
Proceeds from the event benefit literacy initiatives and projects to assist developing writers of all ages.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Juleps in June,” benefiting The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society
When: Friday, June 5
Where: Private residence of Tia and James Roddy