NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

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.

“Men We Reaped”: 6:30 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave. Author and professor Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book about five men she was close to. Part of the Reading Project and this year’s selected work. (504) 865-5728. tulane.edu.

“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

  • “HENRY HOWARD —LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 1 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, Lower Pontalba Building, 523 St. Ann St. Photographer Robert S. Brantley will sign copies of his book about the noted designer. (504) 524-9118. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/1850-house.

“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. $5 and up admission. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

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.

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.

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.

METAIRIE

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.

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.