This week on The Reading Life: Kim Vaz-Deville , editor of "Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans," a glorious celebration of the women's masking and marching tradition. Vaz-Deville is also the author of "The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition." She is professor of education and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. And we'll hear some special audio of producer George Ingmire's interview with Baby Doll Tee-Eva Perry.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Kent Wascom discusses and signs "The New Inheritors," July 10, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
The Garden District Book Shop Book Club discusses "The Leavers," by Lisa Ko, Wednesday, July 11, at 6 at Garden District book Shop.
Contributors to "The Gateway to New Orleans: Bayou St. John," 1708-2018, sign the book Thursday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
Paul French signs "City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai," Friday, July 13, 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
Connie Morgan signs her children’s book, "The Runaway Beignet," Saturday, July 14, 2:30 pm at Octavia Books.
Lexi Ostrow signs "A Heavenly Kind of Love," Sunday, July 15, aat 2 at Garden District Book Shop.
Bill Loehfelm sirns the paperback of "The Devil’s Muse" and William Boyle signs "The Lonely Witness," Monday, July 16, at 6 at Garden District book Shop.
Kim Vaz DeVille celebrates the release of "Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans," Sunday July 22, at 2 p.m. at the Xavier University Administration Building.