Sunday, Aug. 9

  • MULTIAUTHOR RECEPTION: 2:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Winners of Williams Faulker-William Widom Creative Writing Competition will discuss and read from the works. Included will be Frederick Barton, “In the Wake of the Flagship”; Moira Crone, “The Ice Garden”; Jennifer Steil, “The Ambassador’s Wife”; and Ryan Stadal, “Kitchens of the Great Midwest.” (504) 524-2940. RSVP faulkhouse@aol.com.

Monday, Aug. 10

  • “KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST”: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. J. Ryan Stadal reads and signs his book about the people and food of the region. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Aug. 15

  • “EXPLORATION’S END — THE SECOND JEFF CHAUSSIER NEW ORLEANS MYSTERY”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. George Sanchez will sign copies of this and his first book in the series. (504) 866-4916. maplestreet bookshop.com.

Sunday, Aug. 16

  • “THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Dana Gynther signs and reads her novel about a young woman’s life in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

  • “WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Fatima Shaik reads and signs her collection of stories about New Orleans individuals pre-Katrina. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 7 p.m., Press Street Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. A book launch with editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers. They will read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. Maple Street will handle sales. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbook shop.com.

Thursday, Aug. 20

  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “WE’RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS — HOW THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS REBUILT THEIR CITY”: 6:30 p.m., All Soul’s Episcopal Church, 5500 St. Charles Ave. Roberta Gratz reads and signs her book about post-Katrina New Orleans. (504) 948-1859. robertabrandesgratz.com.

Saturday, Aug. 22

  • “THE ADVENTUROUS NOLA KIDS GO THE RUINED MANSION”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. C. Carter Frank reads and signs his book about a trio of youngsters who investigate an old house. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

MANDEVILLE

  • Saturday, Aug. 22
  • “WHAT IF JESUS CARRIED A BRIEFCASE?”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. Donald C. Moore signs his devotional format guide to business leadership. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

METAIRIE

Thursday, Aug. 13

  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD” AND “VEIZERVIZERWIESERWIESER — A MEMOIR”:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Authors Guy Lyman and Keith Viezer, respectively, discuss their memoirs about New Orleans and Granite City, Ill. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Saturday, Aug. 15

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Amy Conner reads and signs her latest work. (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.