Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Upcoming Louisiana Book Events

Wednesday, Dec. 9
On Wednesday: Wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood signs his latest book, “Louisiana Wild — the Protected and Restored Lands of the Nature Conservancy,” at 6 p.m. at Maple Street Book Shop in New Orleans. 

Anne Butler and photographer Henry Cancienne discuss and sign “Louisiana Swamps And Marshes — Easy-Access Hikes And Drives” at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books in New Orleans. 

Richard Sexton presents images and stories from his latest work in a presentation titled “Creole World — Photography Of New Orleans And The Latin Caribbean Sphere” at 6 p.m. at the Keller Library and Community Center in New Orleans.

Thursday, Dec. 10
A panel discussion on how research informs both fiction and nonfiction begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with authors Adam Johnson, Gilbert King, Sott Hutchins and Eric Puchner at Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans.

Author Sam Irwin ("It Happens in Louisiana") and filmmaker Conni Castille will discuss and show excerpts of their new works about the boat building culture of Louisiana from 7-9 pm at Café Joie de Vivre in Breaux Bridge. Videos will be premiered and songs will be sung.

Carol Stubbs and Nancy Rust, author of “A Louisiana Christmas: Heritage Recipes and Hometown Celebrations,” will talk about how our state’s unique cultural mix and history affects our holiday celebrations at 1 p.m. Thursday at South Regional Library.

Friday, Dec. 11
Katrell Christie reads and signs her book “Tiger Heart — My Unexpected Adventures To Make A Difference In Darjeeling, And What I Learned About Fate, Fortitude, And Finding Family...Half A World Away ” at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books of New Orleans.

Singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist and environmentalist Zachary Richard’s latest book for children, “The Legend of L’il Red,” is a fable in the Aesop’s tradition, a story of friendship, persistence, tolerance and love. A blind turtle and a one-clawed baby crawfish find each other in the middle of a hurricane and set off in search of a new claw for the little crawfish, encountering a host of creatures and confronting challenges along the way. Richard will sign the book, published by UL Press, and perform a song at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Lafayette (PJ storytime).

Saturday, Dec. 12

Jason Cohen will launch his book “Faces and Places of America” at 6 p.m. at Genterie Supply Co. in downtown Lafayette, as part of the Second Saturday ArtWalk.

John Slaughter signs “Catahoula — Louisiana State Dog” at 3 p.m. at Octavia Books in New Orleans. 

Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will be at the market signing her book, “A Confederacy Of Dunces Cookbook — Recipes From Ignatius J. Reilly’s New Orleans” at  8 a.m. at Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. in New Orleans. Octavia Books will sell. 

Doug Villien will sign copies of “Forgotten Baton Rouge” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Barnes and Noble – CitiPlace in Baton Rouge.

Sunday, Dec. 13
Authors Ally, featuring numerous local authors selling and signing their books, will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at South Regional Library in Lafayette. Authors may reserve a table by calling 981-1028 by Tuesday, Dec. 1.

John Slaughter signs “Catahoula — Louisiana State Dog” at 4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Lafayette.

Monday, Dec. 14
Chef John Besh signs “Besh Big Easy — 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes” at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, the Friends of Black Bayou and Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge present a special evening with photographer C.C. Lockwood at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge480 Richland Place Drive in Monroe. Lockwood recently published “Louisiana Wild, The Protected and Restored Lands of The Nature Conservancy,” chronicling the past 28 years of The Nature Conservancy's work in Louisiana. He will present images from the book along with narration. This event is free and open to the public and Lockwood will sell and sign books after the event.

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Dixon Hearne will discuss his award-winning books — “From Tickfaw to Shongaloo,” “Native Voices, Native Lands,” “Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South” and more — at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sterlington Branch Library.

Cheryl Gerber signs “New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy” at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books in New Orleans. 

Debbie Fleming Caffery, author of “Alphabet,” a photo art book that combines art and whimsy to present the ubiquitous ABCs in a unique light, and Joshua Caffery, author of “In the Creole Twilight: Poems and Songs from Louisiana Folklore;” which is paired with original pen-and-ink illustrations by Josh’s wife, Claire Caffery will sign their books at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Renaissance Market and Brasserie, 902 Harding St. in Lafayette.

Kit Wohl discusses her recent book, “New Orleans Icons — Iron Lace,” at 7 p.m. at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. 

Cheryl Gerber reads and signs her book about Crescent City culture, “New Orleans — Life And Death In The Big Easy” at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books in New Orleans. 

Thursday, Dec. 17
Nicholas Meis discusses and signs his book about Crescent City storms since 1718, “New Orleans Hurricanes From The Start,” at 11 a.m. at Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans.

Marvin Allen signs and discusses “Magic In A Shaker — A Year Of Spirited Libations” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

Saturday, Dec. 19
Jan Pierson reads from and signs the children’s book “Sock Spot” at 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190 Suite 10, Mandeville.

Master Chef Ronnie Seaton, chef of the White House for 34 years, signs his book “Sir White House Chef” at 1 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.

Sunday, Dec. 20
Leif N. Pederson, author of “The Swamp Kids” series, will visit Conundrum Books, 11917 Ferdinand St. in St. Francisville.

The ULL Department of English is hosting the South CentralWriting Centers Association Conference, titled “Weaving Words, Knowledge, and Action: Research in and on Writing Centers,” on March 10-12, 2016. The deadline for the call for proposals is Dec. 1. Denise Rogers and Jim McDonald are co-directors of the conference.