Julia Reed, Elle Décor and Garden & Gun contributing editor, The Wall Street Journal food columnist, and frequent MSNBC guest, puts a Southern spin on the final 2016 distinguished lecture on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.
Reed grew up in the Mississippi Delta and began her career at Newsweek magazine’s Washington Bureau. For 20 years she was a contributing editor at Vogue, where her profile subjects included everyone from Oscar de la Renta, Robert De Niro and Sister Helen Prejean to George and Laura Bush and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
She is the author of six books, including: But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry; One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood; The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties; and Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena. Her latest book is Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long.
About the J.N. Heiskell Lecture Series
The Heiskell Distinguished Lecture is named for J.N. Heiskell, the longest-serving member of the Library’s Board of Trustees and editor of the Arkansas Gazette for more than seventy years. Speakers and programs honor Mr. Heiskell’s commitment to excellence in journalism as well as his support of the library.