NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

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 REVOLUTIONARY” 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.
  • “A TASTE OF CHAOS —THE ART OF LITERARY IMPROVISATION”: 7:30 p.m., Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave. Randy Fertel discusses his book at the C.G. Jung Society. $15, $10 students.

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. Actor and author Wendell Pierce discusses and signs his book at this ticketed event. Actor and activist Phyllis Montana-Leblanc, who appeared with Pierce in “Treme,” will interview him. 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.
  • “CREOLE WORLD”: 7 p.m., Nix LIbrary, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Photographer Richard Sexton presents a slide show of his work. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.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.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • “GEOGRAPHIES OF NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Main LIbrary, 219 Loyola Ave. Richard Campanella discusses his books about local geography. (504) 596-2560. neworleanspubliclibrary.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.
  • “EXPLORATION’S END”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. George Sanchez reads and signs his second Jeff Chaussier New Orleans mystery. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrict bookshop.com.

Saturday, Sept. 26

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.

HARAHAN

Tuesday, Sept. 1

  • “THE CONVERSION PROPHECY”: 5 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre @ Westband, 1601B West Bank Expressway. Michael Solomon signs his novel about conspiracy and potential economic terrorism. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

METAIRIE

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • KATRINA MEMOIR PANEL: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. John Batty leads a panel of authors: Gideon Hodge, Mark Folse, Mikel Schaefer and Michelle Buuck. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us