New Orleans area Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, July 7

  • “SCOTLANDVILLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Drs. Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simmons, Charles Vincent and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden read and sign this story of the town in East Baton Rouge Parish that is home to Southern University. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “SECESSIA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kent Wascom launches his novel about New Orleans in 1862 and the personal and private conflicts. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, July 8

  • “THE WITCH OF BOURBON STREET”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Suzanne Palmieri signs and reads from her book set in Louisiana about family, redemption and forgiveness. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, July 9

  • “TROUTMOUTH — THE TWO CAREERS OF HUGH CLEGG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ronald F. Borne discusses his book about the Mississippi figure and his careers at Ole Miss and the FBI. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Laura Lane McNeal reads and signs her book about growing up in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Friday, July 10

  • “BIG FREEDIA — GOD SAVE THE QUEEN DIVA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Big Freedia launches her memoir. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, July 14

  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. Barri Bronston discusses her book about touring the Crescent City by foot. (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Wednesday, July 15

  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 6 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his book of black and white photographs of the city following the storm. (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org.

Thursday, July 16

  • “NIGHT WATCHMAN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Tony Dunbar reads and signs the latest Tubby Dubonnet mystery. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS — JULIA WARD HOWE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS AT THE 1884 NEW ORLEANS WORLD’S FAIR”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Miki Pfeffer speaks about her book on voting and the exposition. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, July 17

  • “MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mark Shulman hosts a “wordplay playday.” (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, July 21

  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his book of black and white photographs of the city following the storm. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, July 22

  • “BOOM AND BLACKOUT — ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN AMERICA’S COOLEST HOT SPOT”: 5:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Brian Boyles reads and signs his book for the preseason opener of Young Leadership Council’s One Book One New Orleans series to foster literacy and access to resources through the city. www.ylcnola.org.
  • “CENTER OF GRAVITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura McNeille discusses and signs her book about a woman’s life as it unravels. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, July 23

  • “FLEXIBLE WINGS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Veda Stamps discusses and signs her book about a military kid and the quest to tackle life’s challenges. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “N.O. LIT —200 YEAS OF NEW ORLEANS LITERATURE”: 7 p.m., Mid-City Library, American Can Building, 3700 Orleans Ave. Nancy Dixon discusses two centuries of local writing. (504) 596-2654. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, July 24

  • “THE WORLD’S LARGEST MAN — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Harrison Scott Key shares his funny memoir. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “GINGER SNAPS — A JACK PATTERSON THRILLER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Webb Hubbell discusses and signs his next installment of Patterson’s capers. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

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.

METAIRIE

Thursday, July 9

  • “THE WINTER CIRCUS”: 7 p.m., East Jefferson Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Author Emilie Staat is joined by fellow writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin to discuss their works. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.