New Orleans area book events for May 10-17 _lowres

 

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, May 12

  • “NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Irvin Mayfield signs and discusses his book with seven CDs on his experiences as a New Orleans native, jazz musician and the influences in his life including musicians, artists, photographers, chefs, teachers and mentors. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “FUN, FUNKY AND FABULOUS — NEW ORLEANS CASUAL RESTAURANT RECIPES” AND “ NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CREOLE RECIPES”: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library 725 Pelican Ave. Authors Jyl Benson and Kit Wohl discuss their books about Crescent City cuisine. (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, May 14

  • “DO NOT OPEN FOR 50 YEARS”: Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Patty Friedmann signs her book about the aftermath of Katrina in the final installment of The Cooper Family Saga. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, May 16

  • “LOUISIANA’S SACRED PLACES”: 11 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Deborah Burst signs copies of her book about churches, cemeteries and Voodoo ceremonies. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK”: 2 p.m.,Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Margret Aldrech reads and signs her book about the growing phenomenon of diminutive libraries. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, May 17

  • “THE LADIES OF MANAGUA”: 4 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Eleni Gage will discuss and sign her novel about 1950s New Orleans and war-torn Nicaragua and how it affects three generations of women. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, May 19

  • “NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE”: 5:30 p.m., second floor gallery, The Cabildo, Jackson Square. Irvin Mayfield signs and discusses his book with seven CDs on his experiences as a New Orleans native, jazz musician and the influences in his life including musicians, artists, photographers, chefs, teachers and mentors. Faulkner House Books has copies. RSVP faulkhouse@aol.com for event (504) 524-2940.

Wednesday, May 20

  • “WE’RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS — HOW THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS REBUILT THEIR CITY”: 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 2903 Jefferson Ave. Roberta Gratz lectures and signs her book about the people who returned to the city following Hurricane Katrina and their work to revive the Crescent City. Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, May 21

  • “AFRICAN AMERICAN REMEDIES”: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 22 N. Rampart St. Eddie Boyd discusses his book about local “medicines” slaves brought to America and how some became templates for contemporary pharmaceuticals. (504) 525-2375. www.neworleansathleticclub.com.

Sunday, May 26

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, May 30

  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Barri Bronston signs her book about 30 self-guided walking tours throughout the city. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Monday, June 1

  • “THINGS YOU WON’T SAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sarah Pekkanen reads and signs her book about a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, June 4

  • “RIDING WITH THE BLUE MOTH: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bill Hancock discusses and signs his book about his cross-country bicycle adventure following the death of his son. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 11

  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Robert S. Brantley discusses and signs his book about this 19th Century architect. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 18

  • “NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC HOTELS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Paul Oswell discusses his book about hotels and his annually updated travel guide. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspuybliclibrary.com.

Tuesday, June 23

  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Lane McNeal signs her book about coming of age in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, May 12

  • “THE HOLY MARK”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Author Greg Alexander discusses dreams as a literary device. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Thursday, May 14

  • “LITTLE BOT AND THE STORY BOX,” “SECRETS OF THE TRUTH” AND “NOT AN ANGEL”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Authors Jonathan Thomas Jones, Jessica Dragon Cheramie and Dawn Chartier discuss their works. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Tuesday, May 19

  • “THE TAVERN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Mother-son writing team Patrick and Pat Cheron discuss their book about the New Orleans’ underworld; and also their individual books. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Tuesday, May 26

  • “LAKEVIEW MEMORIES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Muriel MacHauer discusses her book about the history of the Lakeview neighborhood. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/
  • “THE BOOK OF LIFE”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Deborah Harkness reads and signs her sequel and finale to “A Discovery of Witches” and “Shadow of Night.” (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday, June 2

  • “LIVING YES — A HANDBOOK FOR BEING HUMAN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Psychotherapist Mark Morris discusses his book and the human condition. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Saturday, June 6

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday, June 9

  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

SLIDELL

Wednesday, May 20

  • “AND A BOTTLE OF RUM — A HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD IN TEN COCKTAILS”: 5 p.m., The Wine Market of Slidell, 2051 E. Gause Blvd. Wayne Curtis discusses his book on the history of rum, followed by tastings. (985) 781-1177.