Join us for a reading and signing with New Orleans writer, journalist, and commentator Ronnie Virgets featuring his new collected essays, SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS.
Virgets' awards are numerous. They include an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow nod, two Eclipse honors, and the 2001 Press Club of New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award. His portrait hangs in the New Orleans Fairgrounds racetrack Press Box Hall of Fame, and he reigned as King of the Krewe du Vieux during Carnival 1996.
Readily recognized in New Orleans, Virgets' literary voice is only upstaged by his raspy Yat Dialect. It has served as the calling card of many middle-class characters of the Crescent City, which Virgets calls "the storytelling capital of North America."