“VOICES OF ANGELS”: John Batty signs “Voices of Angels: Disaster Lessons from Katrina Nurses,” 6 pm. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans.
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
JEFFERSON PARIS LIBRARY LITERARY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The library’s first literary festival focuses on books by Katrina authors, featuring John Batty, Rexanne Becnel, Brad Benischek, Richard Deichmann, Laura Roach Dragon, Patty Friedmann, Anne Gisleson, James Nolan, Carolyn Perry, Chris Rose, Julie Smith, and David Spielman?
FRIDAY, AUG. 14
LAWRENCE POWELL: 7:30 p.m. Tulane professor Lawrence Powell, author of “The Accidental History of an Accidental Book,” speaks. Arts and Letters at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
BLOGGERS’ BOOK SIGNING: Editor Cynthia Joyce and other bloggers discuss and sign “Please Forward: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans after Katrina,” 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans.
FRIDAY, AUG. 21
RICHARD CAMPANELLA: Tulane geographer and author Richard Campanella speaks. 7:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
MONDAY, AUG. 24
“LANDFALL”: Author Ellen Urbani reads from and signs her novel “Landfall,” 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26
“AFTER THE FLOOD”: Gary Rivlin discusses and signs Katrina: “After the Flood,” 6 p.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., New Orleans.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27
“STANDING IN THE NEED”: Katherine E. Brown discusses and signs “Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home after Katrina,” 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans.
SATURDAY, AUG. 29
POETRY READING: Before, During, Since, at 2 p.m. at Latter Library, hosted by Gina Ferrara and featuring Jerry Ward, Lee Grue, Valentine Pierce, Ralph Adamo, Jonathan Kline, and Bill Lavender
KATRINA: A Ten-Year Anniversary Reading featuring Tom Beller, Peter Cooley, Kay Murphy, Niyi Osundare, Gian Smith and Jesmyn Ward at 3 p.m. at Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center, Tulane University
SATURDAY, AUG. 29
RISING TIDE: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans holds its annual gathering at Xavier University. Featured writers include Cynthia Joyce, Bob Marshall, Gary Rivlin, Rebecca Theim, and a special presentation by the Melanated Writers’ Collective. Check out risingtidenola.com for more info.
SUNDAY, AUG. 30
“MARVELOUS CORNELIUS”: Phil Bildner signs his children’s book, “Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans,” 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St.