New Orleans area book events for Nov. 21-28 _lowres

 

Sunday, Nov. 22

  • “THE LEGEND OF L’IL RED”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Zachary Richard sings, reads and signs his fable of a blind turtle and a one-clawed baby crawfish. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MY LIFE ON THE ROAD”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Gloria Steinem reads and signs her latest book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“under our skin — getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Ben Watson reads and sign his new book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Monday, Nov. 23

  • “THE HARD TIMES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Russell Scott reads and signs his book about how men love and the illegal diamond trade. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer Judi Bottoni and Carnival expert Peggy Scott Laborde discuss their collection of photographs and essays. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Nov. 28

  • “SUNDAY PASTA”: 2 p.m., Hazelnut New Orleans. 5515 Magazine St., New Orleans. Edwin Garrubbo signs his book of weekly pasta recipes. (504) 891-2424. hazelnutneworleans.com.

Monday, Nov. 30

  • “ALL WHO GO DO NOT RETURN — A MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Shulem Deen reads and signs his exploration of ultra Orthodox Judasim and one man’s loss of faith. Octavia Books will sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

  • “UNTIL THE BEAT STOPS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Stella Mowen discusses and signs her book about social media and cancer patients and survivors. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

  • “FREEMAN’S —THE BEST NEW WRITING ON ARRIVAL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John Freeman, editor, and Garnette Gadogan, contributor, discuss and sign their book. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA — Clifton Chenier, cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Author Todd Mouton will read and sign, with BeauSoleil frontman David Doucet performing. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Dec. 3

  • “ONCE UPON A PILLOW — A STORY OF HOME, DESIGN, AND EXQUISITE TEXTILES”: 4 p.m., Hazelnut New Orleans, 5515 Magazine St., New Orleans. Rebecca Vizard signs and discusses her book about home furnishings. (504) 891-2424. hazlenutneworleans.com.
  • “THE BUTLERS OF IBERVILLE PARISH, LOUISIANA — DUNBOYNE PLANTATION IN THE 1800S”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. David D. Plater discusses and signs his book about antebellum life in Louisiana and the post-war upheavals. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“NEW ORLEANS LOOKING UP/NEW ORLEANS LOOKING DOWN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Photographer and graphic artist Tom Varisco discusses and signs his book about the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“WALKING WITH TIGERS — A COllection of LSU STORIES”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jeffrey Marx signs his new book about Louisiana State University. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Friday, Dec. 4

  • “THE POCKETKNIFE BIBLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Store, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Anis Majgani will read and sign book of poems and pictures bridging childhood and adulthood. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“THE HEADMASTER’S DARLINGS —A MOUNTAIN BROOK NOVEL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katherine Clark is joined by Pat Conroy to discuss and sign her satirical comedy of manners. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, Dec. 5

  • “LIFE BETWEEN THE LETTERS”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville. Lana Lynne Higginbotham signs copies of her book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

“Southern Fried and Sanctified ­— Tales From the back Deck”: 11:30 a.m., 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Deborah Burst reads and signs her book about Southern storytelling. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“Lil’ YAT ADVENTURES”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville. Rhonda Valladares signs copies of her book.s (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Monday, Dec. 7

  • “UNDER OUR SKIN — GETTING REAL ABOUT RACE AND GETTING FREE FROM THE FEARS AND FRUSTRATIONS THAT DIVIDE US”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ben Watson reads and sign his new book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • “BESH BIG EASY — 101 HOME COOKED NEW ORLEANS RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Chef John Besh signs his latest book about local eats. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “IRREPRESSIBLE —THE JAZZ AGE LIFE OF HENRIETTA BINGHAM”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Emily Bingham reads and discusses the book about her great aunt and her adventures. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

  • “LOUISIANA WILD — THE PROTECTED AND RESTORED LANDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood signs his latest compilation. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “LOUISIANA SWAMPS AND MARSHES — EASY-ACCESS HIKES AND DRIVES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Author Anne Butler and photographer Henry Cancienne discuss and sign their book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CREOLE WORLD — PHOTOGRAPHY OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE LATIN CARIBBEAN SPHERE”: 6 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Photographer Richard Sexton presents images and stories from his latest work, available for checkout or purchase. (504) 596-2660. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, Dec. 10

  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOW RESEARCH INFORMS BOTH FICTION AND NONFICTION: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Adam Johnson, Gilbert King, Scott Hutchins and Eric Puchner participate and their books will be available for purchase and autograph. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Robert S. Brantley signs and discusses his book about the iconic home designer. (504) 866-4916. mpalestreetbookshop.com.

Friday, Dec. 11

  • “CAN YOU DIG IT — LOUISIANA”S AUTHORATATIVE COLLECTION OF VEGETABLE COOKERY”: noon, Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Chef John Folse signs and offers tasting from this latest cookbook. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “TIGER HEART — MY UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN DARJEELING, AND WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT FATE, FORTITUDE, AND FINDING FAMILY...HALF A WORLD AWAY ”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katrell Christie reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 8 a.m., Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will be at the market signing her book. Octavia Books will sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“CAN YOU DIG IT — Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Vegetable cookery”: 2:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Chef John Folse signs his new cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

“CATAHOULA — Louisiana State dog”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer John Slaughter discusses and signs his book about the Bayou State’s official hound. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, Dec. 14

  • “BESH BIG EASY — 101 HOME COOKED NEW ORLEANS RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Chef John Besh signs his latest book about local eats. (504) 899-73232266. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

  • “NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Cheryl Gerber reads and signs her book about Crescent City culture. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS ICONS — IRON LACE”: 7 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Kit Wohl discusses her recent book and several others. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, Dec. 17

  • “NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES FROM THE START”: 11 a.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Nicholas Meis discusses and signs his book about Crescent City storms since 1718. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • “MAGIC IN A SHAKER — A YEAR OF SPIRITED LIBATIONS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Marvin Allen signs and discusses his book about cocktails in the Crescent City. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.