The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs.
Friday, April 24
“DOLLYBABY”: 2 p.m. Laura Lane McNeal’s novel of life in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era.
“THE MARAUDERS”: 3 p.m. Tom Cooper signs his novel of treasure hunting and characters in south Louisiana.
“TALK THAT MUSIC TALK”: 4 p.m. Rachel Breunlin’s life history and photography project about Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes explores the traditional methods of teaching brass band music in the city that gave birth to jazz.
Saturday, April 25
“THE ADVENTUROUS NOLA KIDS GO TO THE RUINED MANSION: Noon. Chontel Carter Frank signs her book about three Crescent City children and their investigation of a derelict domicile.
“BLACK LIFE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 3 p.m., Keith Weldon Medley looks at 300 years of history in the city.
“WATER LINE — MY FAMILY’S JOURNEY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA”: 4 p.m. Patrice Joseph shares her family’s adventures surrounding the killer storm.
“BEWITCHING THE ENEMY”: 5 p.m. Dawn Chartier signs her novel about a witch and her entanglements in New Orleans after Katrina.
“New Orleans Jazz Playhouse”: 5:15 p.m. in the Grand Stand. Irvin Mayfield signs his book with seven CDs on his experiences as a native, musician and the influences in his life.
Sunday, April 26
“WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m. Barri Bronston signs her book of 30 tours exploring historic neighborhoods, waterfront districts, culinary and music corridors and recreational wonderlands.
“UNIVERSAL TONE — BRING MY STORY TO LIGHT, CARLOS SANTANA”: 3 p.m., Ashley Kahn, a contributor, signs Santana’s autobiography.
“LITTLE MISS DANCEY PANTS”: 4 p.m., Kourtni Mason’s book promotes self-expression and encourages children to embrace their creativity.