New Orleans area book events _lowres

 

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, July 26

  • “LOW & SLOW 2 — THE ART OF BARBECUE, SMOKE-ROASTING AND BASIC CURING”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush sign and offer tastings from the second in their culinary series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, July 30

  • “NAVEL OF THE MOON”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mary Helen Lagasse launches her novel about a New Orleans freelance writer and journalist who explores the issues that impacted her childhood. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE BIPOLAR MILLIONAIRE AND THE OPERATION”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John E. Wade II discusses and signs his memoir about his personal struggle. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Aug. 3

  • “THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katy Simpson Smith has a discussion with Laura Lane McNeal on the release of the book in paperback. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Aug. 6

  • “VOICES OF ANGELS — DISASTER LESSONS FROM KATRINA NURSES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John R. Batty reads and signs his compendium of interviews with healthcare professionals and lessons. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Aug. 10

  • “KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST”: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. J. Ryan Stadal reads and signs his book about the people and food of the region. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, Aug. 16

  • “THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Dana Gynther signs and reads her novel about a young woman’s life in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

  • “WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Fatima Shaik reads and signs her collection of stories about New Orleans individuals pre-Katrina. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Aug. 20

  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Monday, Aug. 24

  • “LANDFALL”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Ellen Urbani reads and signs her novel about four women whose lives collide in a fatal car crash in the wake of Katrina. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

  • “BORN ON THE BAYOU — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Blaine Lourd reads and signs his about south Louisiana heritage. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • “KATRINA — AFTER THE FLOOD”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Gary Rivlin reads and signs his book about New Orleanians and the aftermath of the storm. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • AUTHOR NIGHT: 7 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Tom Piazza, author of 12 books and Grammy-winning musical journalist, discusses his work. (504) 596-2660. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • “STANDING IN THE NEED — CULTURE, COMFORT, AND COMING HOME AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katherine E. Browne reads and signs her account of an African-American family’s ordeal after the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, Aug. 30

  • “MARVELOUS CORNELIUS — HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE SPIRIT OF NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Phil Bildner reads and signs his children’s book about a humble man and his heroic difference in the aftermath of the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • “WHAT IF JESUS CARRIED A BRIEFCASE?”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Donald C. Moore signs his devotional format guide to business leadership. (985) 626-8884. www.barnesandnoble.com.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, July 28

  • SUE QUIROZ AND FRIENDS: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Quiroz, president of the Vampire Lestate Anne Rive Fan Club, will host a panel of women authors,including Alys Arden, Alexandrea Weis, Dawn Chartier and Deb Burst. (504) 889-8143. www. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Thursday, Aug. 13

  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD” AND “VEIZERVIZERWIESERWIESER — A MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Authors Guy Lyman and Keith Viezer, respectively, discuss their memoirs about New Orleans and Granite City, Ill. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • “CONVERSATIONS WITH MY DAUGHTER ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING”: 7 p.m., East Jefferson Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Stephanie Hepburn discusses her children’s book about this important conversation. (504) 889-8143. www. jefferson.lib.la.us.