New Orleans area book events for Aug. 16, 2015 _lowres

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NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, Aug. 23

  • “DROWNED CITY — HURRICANE KATRINA AND NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Don Brown discusses and signs his graphic novel about the storm and the city. (504) 899-7323. 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. 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.
  • “WE’RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS — HOW THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS REBUILT THEIR CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Roberta Gratz reads and signs her book about post-Katrina New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.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. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “LAIR OF DREAMS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Libba Bray releases her YA novel that is a followup to “The Diviners.” (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE FOREVER HOME — HOW TO WORK WITH AN ARCHITECT TO DESIGN THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS”: 6:30 p.m., Stafford Tile & Stone, 5234 Magazine St. Kevin Harris lectures and signs his book. (225) 924-7450. classicist-nola.org/kevin-harris-the-forevet-home.
  • BIG EASY 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. 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. octaviabooks.com.
  • “RISING WATER TRILOGY —PLAYS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John Biguenet discusses and signs his trio of plays about Katrina. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.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. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Sept. 3

  • “UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Vanessa Lafaye reads and signs her debut novel about an impending storm in 1930s Florida. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • “I WAS A REVOLUNTIONARY” AND “MY SUNSHINE AWAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Andrew Malan Milward and M.O. Walsh discuss their books, respectively. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • “THE GATES OF EVANGELINE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Hester Young introduces a new series with a book about a visions and the secrets they reveal. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Sept. 12

  • “THE WIND IN THE REEDS —A STORM, A PLAY, AND THE CITY THAT WOULD NOT BE BROKEN”: 7 p.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave. Wendell Pierce discusses and signs his book at this ticketed event. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • “THE RISING TIDE — A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE VANISHING BAYOU COMMUNITY OF ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Melinda Rose reads and signs her book about the Native American people of this island as they continue life on the island. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “A FREE STATE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Tom Piazza launches his book about a runaway slave, a minstrel show and life in Philadelphia in the 1850s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • “A SUDDEN LIGHT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Garth Stein reads and signs his book about a family’s struggle with real and imagined ghosts in the Pacific Northwest. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE VOODOO, VAMPIRES, GRAVEYARDS AND GHOSTS OF THE CRESCENT CITY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Michael Murphy launches his book about the otherworldly atmosphere of New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Sept. 17

  • “A FREE STATE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Tom Piazza reads and signs his novel about a runaway slave, a minstrel show and the world of 1850s. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “THE SCRIBE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mathew Guinn reads and signs his novel about murder in Atlanta in the 1880s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Friday, Sept. 18

  • “GODDESS OF LOVE INCARNATE — THE LIFE OF STRIPTEUSE LILI ST. CYR”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Leslie Zemeckis reads and signs her book about the legendary ecdysiast. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, Sept. 21

  • “GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER — A LIFE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Christina Vella launches her book about the peanut wizard. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • “THE LAST SEASON — A FATHER, A SON, AND A LIFETIME OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Stuart Stevens discusses and signs his book about spending a year with his 95-year-old father. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • “THE LOWER QUARTER”:6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Elise Blackwell reads and signs her book about a murder and art during Katrina. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • “YOU FIRST — JOURNAL YOUR WAY TO YOUR BEST LIFE”: 4 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Actress Lea Michele signs her book. This is a wristband only event, limited to 600. Order book for wristband — Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com/e/lea-michele-booksigning-tickets-18056573698. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29

    • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Frederick Barton reads and signs his book about bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

    METAIRIE

    Sunday, Aug. 23

    • “THE ST. BERNARD FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HURRICANE KATRINA” AND “LOST IN KATRINA”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Authors Michelle Buuck and Mikel Schaefer sign their respective books about St. Bernard Parish. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

    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. jefferson.lib.la.us.

    Tuesday, Sept. 1

    • “DESTROYING ANGELS,” “ALLEN THE ALLIGATOR COUNTS THROUGH NEW ORLEANS” AND “MR. ROBERT’S BONES”: 7 p.m., East Jefferson Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Missy Wilkinson, Megan Brady Perry and Gary Gautier discuss their books, respectively. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

    Thursday, Sept. 3

    • “LIFE STORM — HURRICANE KATRINA”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Jennifer Gremillion discusses and signs the first of her three books planned. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.