• ew Orleans area Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, March 29

  • “AFRO-VEGAN — FARM FRESH AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND SOUTHERN FLAVORS REMIXED”: 11 a.m., Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St. Chef and food activist Bryant Terry and New York magazine food critic Adam Platt discuss Terry’s new book, with tastings — part of the Tennessee Williams Festival. $15. (504) 581-1144. www.tennesseewilliams.net.

Saturday, April 4

  • “GUMBO”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Veteran food editor Dale Curry serves samples and signs her latest book with recipes for gumbo and jambalaya. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “SNOWBALLS FOR ALL” AND “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Alexander McConduit and Melissa Wallace will sign and discuss their children’s books in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Tuesday, April 7

  • “LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY”: 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mike Curato will read and sign his children’s book about a polka-dotted elephant. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “DEEP-ROOTED WISDOM — SKILLS AND STORIES FROM GENERATIONS OF GARDENERS”: 7 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation Symposium, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Victory Avenue, City Park, New Orleans. Augustus “Jenks” Farmer is the symposium speaker and will sign his book. $45, includes reception and garden tours. (504) 483-9473. www.neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden/nobgf-symposium.

Wednesday, April 8

  • “SONG OF MY LIFE — A BIGOGRAPHY OF MARGARET WALKER” AND “A DARING LIFE — A BIOGRAPHY OF EUDORA WELTY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Carolyn Brown signs and discusses her books about southern authors. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, April 9

  • “NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR — RACE, POLITICS AND A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Loyola historian Justin Nystrom presents and signs his book about the Crescent City following the war. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, April 11

  • “HUNGRY FOR LOUISIANA — AN OMNIVORE’S JOURNEY”: 8 a.m., Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. Maggie Heyn Richardson signs her book about how deeply food informs the identity of Louisiana’s residents. Garden District Book Shop. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrict bookshop.com.

Monday, April 13

  • “HOT PURSUIT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Stuart Woods reads and signs his latest book in the Stone Barrington series. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, April 16

  • “SOIL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s life that slowly crumbles with the death of a tourist on his farm. (504) 895-2266.

Sunday, April 19

  • “CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, April 22

  • “SHAKING UP PROHIBITION IN NEW ORLEANS — AUTHENTIC VINTAGE COCKTAILS FROM A TO Z”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Gay Leonhardt discusses and signs her recipe guide with beverages from the era of the speakeasy. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 23

  • “DEAR HANK WILLIAMS”: 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kimberly Willis Holt signs and discusses her book which is a series of letters from a Louisiana girl to the rising star. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

METAIRIE

Wednesday, April 1

  • “TEMPESTA’S DREAM”: 7 p.m.,East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Chip Lococo discusses his work about a young singer’s quest for opera stardom and love. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, April 9

  • “NEW ORLEANS BOOM AND BLACKOUT”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Brian W. Boyles discusses his book about the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. (504) 889-8143.

Wednesday, April 15

  • “RUSSELL LONG — A LIFE IN POLITICS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. UL-Lafayette professor Michael Martin discusses his book about the former U.S. senator. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, April 21

  • “DELTA JEWELS — IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S WISDOM”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor Alysia Burton Steele combines photos and narrative of more than 50 female church elders in Mississippi. (504) 455-4929.

Thursday, April 23

  • “THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Gary L. Stewart discusses his book about his decade-long hunt for his birth father, finding out the man was the infamous Zodiac Killer. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

COVINGTON

Friday, April 10

  • “STORIES OF A RIVER TOWN — COVINGTON, LOUISIANA AT 200 YEARS”: 4 p.m., Southern Hotel, 419 N. New Hampshire St. C. Howard Nichols signs his book about the history of this St. Tammany town. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Covington Heritage Foundation. www.covingtonheritagefoundation.com.

MANDEVILLE

  • Saturday, April 4
  • “WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT” AND “A LITTLE GIRL NAME DESTINY WHO LOVES TO PRAY”: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. Bren Daniels signs two religious-based books. (985) 626-8884. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Saturday, April 11

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about Wings while the group was working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. (985) 626-8884. www.barnesandnoble.com.