Weekend Author Event

I’ll be presenting two Civil War programs in the brand new library Rapides Parish facility in Alexandria this Saturday. Here is the ad the library ran on their website:

Rickey Pittman at the Westside Regional Library

Join us Saturday May 9, at 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Author, story-teller, and Musician Rickey Pittman will give two performances celebrating our heritage and teaching important lessons from our region’s history. Mr. Pittman’s children’s book Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House tells the fascinating and little known story of a young black orphan who was raised with Jefferson Davis’ family. It is currently on the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award list. Mr. Pittman’s other works include the novel Red River Fever and the short story collection Stories from the Confederate South.

While both performances are family events, the morning performance will feature entertainment especially for children and the afternoon program will include readings from Mr. Pittman’s adult literary work.