Former Natchitoches native, noted author and Beatles expert to appear at Beatles and Brews


Jude Southerland Kessler, a former Natchitoches resident and renowned author and authority on Beatles’ history, particularly on John Lennon, will be appearing at the “Beatles and Brews” Council on Aging Fundraiser at Cane River Brewing Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Kessler is widely recognized as the leading authority on John Lennon, having spent the last 30 years researching and writing the first four books in her anticipated nine-volume John Lennon Series. Kessler is also the host of a monthly Beatles radio show, and appears regularly on BBC Radio and ABC Radio Australia and is the official blogger for the “Fest for Beatles Fans.” Her first four books, “Shoulda Been There,” “Shivering Inside,” “She Loves You,” and “Should Have Known Better” are available on, Kindle, and her website,

Kessler is a graduate of Natchitoches Central High School and NSU and will have her books available for purchase at the event and will be personally autographing them as well.