New Orleans area book events for Sept. 13-20 _lowres

Author Dale Curry signs her book and offers samples from “Gumbo” Saturday, Sept. 19 at noon, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. $10 adults, $5 students/seniors/military. (504) 267-7490. sofabinstitute.org/events/dale-curry-book-signing.

NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • “OF 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.

Saturday, Sept. 19

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • “OF THE RISING TIDE — A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE VANISHING BAYOU COMMUNITY OF ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES”: 5:30 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Melinda Rose reads and signs her book about the Native American people of this island as they continue life on the island. (504) 596-2660. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • “FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE VOODOO, VAMPIRES, GRAVEYARDS AND GHOSTS OF THE CRESCENT CITY”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Michael Murphy reads and signs his book about the eccentric and often macabre corners of New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • “BEALE STREET DYNASTY —SEX, SONG AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF MEMPHIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Preston Lauterbach reads and signs his account of one of America’s iconic cities. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING —HOW I LEARNED THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF A GREEN THUMB AND AN OPEN HEART”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Dick Wall reads and signs his late wife Carol’s story of a unique friendship. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Friday, Oct. 2

  • “FINDING SAMUEL LOWE — CHINA, JAMAICA, HARLEM”: 6:30 p.m., Delgado Theater, Isaac Delgado Hall, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave. Paul Williams Madison discusses her book about finding her heritage, with a documentary screening. Grand opening of the theater. Books available at Barnes and Noble stores on City Park and West Bank campuses. $33. (504) 671-5055. dcc.edu.

Monday, Oct. 5

  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “RUN BABY RUN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Michael Allen Zell reads and signs his book about a criminologist and a New Orleans crime. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • “THE FACE OF HIS BROTHER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Mark Couhig reads and signs his book about an old Louisiana family and their secrets and scandals. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • “LOUISIANA WILD — THE PROTECTED AND RESTORED LANDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer C.C. Lockwood presents his book of scenic images from Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CREOLE SON — A NOVEL OF DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS” AND “THAT WINTER IN VENICE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Michael Llewellyn and Ciji Ware discuss their books, respectively. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Oct. 12

  • “DON’T SUCK, DON’T DIE — GIVING UP VIC CHESNUTT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kristin Hersh reads and signs her book about the songwriter and their relationship. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • “IT’S YOUR WORLD —GET INFORMED, GET INSPIRED & GET GOING”: 5:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Chelsea Clinton reads and signs her book. Tickets are required, will be exchanged for one copy and admit up to four family members. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Cyntia LeJeune Nobles discusses and signs her book, with a Lucky Dog cart on hand. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • “GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. John Pope launches his collection of obituaries from The Times-Picayune. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, Oct. 19

  • “THE LAST LIGHT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Elizabeth Sanders reads and signs her novel about bonfires and the families that build them. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • “SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. John Biguenet discusses his book of short meditations about the subject, with Christopher Schaberg. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY — TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Rick Bragg reads and signs his collection of essays on life in the South. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • “THE GORGE”: 6 p.m., Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave. David Armand launches and signs his new novel. (504) 598-5536. tubbyandcoos.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • “THE PHOTOJOURNALISM OF DEL HALL, 1950S-2000 — NEW ORLEANS AND BEYOND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Richard Campanella launches his book about the work of Hall. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE LOWER QUARTER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Elise Blackwell reads and signs her mystery novel about a murder, art theft and the French Quarter. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • “THE UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kaija Parssinen reads and signs her novel of a witch hunt in an east Texas town. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

METAIRIE

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • “GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER —A LIFE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Christina Vella discusses her book about the peanut wizard. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • “GETTING OFF AT ELEYSIAN FIELDS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. John Pope discusses his book of obituaries from The Times-Picayune. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • “RUN, BABY, RUN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Michael Allen Zell discusses his book about a New Orleans crime and the criminologist who investigates. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Photographer Judi Bottoni and Carnival expert Peggy Scott Laborde discuss their collection of photographs and essays. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.