Author to lead reading

Author Melinda Palacio will present a reading on Tuesday at Northwestern State University.

The session is planned for 5 p.m. in the Thomas-D’Amato Reading Room in Watson Library. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Palacio is a poet and novelist who splits time between homes in Santa Barbara, Calif., and New Orleans.

She will read from her works “Ocotillo Dreams” and “How Fire is a Story, Waiting.”