literary event

Author Talk with Claudia Gray

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray will talk about her books, writing, and Star Wars. There will be a chance to ask questions. Wednesday, June 19, at 5 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave

Daniel Brook – THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR

Join us offsite at Antenna when we help launch author Daniel Brook‘s new book, THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR: A Story of Race in Reconstruction. A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white. In THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR, Daniel Brook journeys to nineteenth-century New Orleans and Charleston and introduces us to cosmopolitan residents Daniel Brook – THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR

Lovejoy Boteler: Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard

In 1968, during Albert Lepard’s fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family’s farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three decades later, still beset by half-buried memories of that time, Boteler began researching his kidnapper’s nefarious, sordid life to discover how and why this terrifying Lovejoy Boteler: Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard

Ron Swoboda – HERE’S THE CATCH

Has it really been 50 years since the Miracle Mets won the most unlikely World Series in baseball history? “Every Man” player Ron Swoboda captures the passion and excitement as he rekindles the memories of all baseball fans. Considering their play on the field in their first steps as a franchise in 1962, it remains Ron Swoboda – HERE’S THE CATCH

Blood Jet Reading Series

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 7:30pm to 10:30pm Join us as we welcome visiting poets: Vanessa Couto Johnson and Colin Pope followed by the open mic by Donation BYOB Bios: Vanessa Couto Johnson is the author of pungent dins concentric, her first full-length book (Tolsun Books, 2018). “Try the yen relish,” a sixteen-page prose poem sequence, is in Blood Jet Reading Series

Martin Walker: The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:00pm to 7:30pm Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania Street New Orleans, LA 70130 An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France’s colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb–Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a Martin Walker: The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Gulf Coast Playwrights – Meet & Read

Tuesday, June 11 7:00 – 9:00pm Monthly on the second Tuesday Art Klub 1941 Arts St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA Gulf Coast Playwrights Meet-and-Reads are monthly gatherings in which writers bring their works-in-progress to be read aloud for feedback. Generally sections between 10-30 pages are read by participating writers. We ask that playwrights attend Gulf Coast Playwrights – Meet & Read