The Reading Life: Marco Rasi, Richard Campanella
On this week's Reading Life, Susan Larson talks with photographer Marco Rasi and writer Richard Campanella, creators of the book, “Above New Orleans: Roofscapes of the Crescent City.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week.
In New Orleans:
These authors appear Saturday, October 27, at Octavia Books for Small Business Saturday: Matt Haies and photographer RAndy Krause Schmidt sign "The Big Book of King Cake" at 10:30 -12:30; Macon Fry signs "The Called Us River Rats" from 12:30-2 p.m.; and Debra Shriver signs "The French Leave" from 2-4 p.m.
Johnette Downing celebrates the release of her new board book, “Five Little Possums,” Saturday, November 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble/Metairie.
The Garden District Book Shop and the Churchill Society of New Orleans host British author Anthony Tucker-Jones for a reception and book signing of his latest work, “Churchill, Master and Commander,” Monday, November 29 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in a private home and is open to members and non-society members alike. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid test result within 72 hours of the event is required for entry. Tickets and info at gardendistrictbookshop .com
Dr. Stephen Hales appears with Walter Isaacson to discuss and sign the new book, “Rex: 150 Years of the School of Design,” Thursday, November 30, starting at 5 p.m. at The Garden District Book Shop. This is a ticketed event.
Bestselling author Brenè Brown debuts her new book, “Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience,” in a virtual presentation, Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m.; tickets available at gardendistrictbookshop.com.
Mahyar Amouzegar reads from his fourth book of fiction, “The Hubris of an Empty Hand,” Saturday, December 4, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. This event will include a talk about and celebration of Yalda, a two-thousand-year-old Iranian winter solstice.
The last Poetry Buffet of 2021, curated by Gina Ferrara, takes place Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m. via zoom. Come read a favorite poem you have written or one you have read during 2021. Get the Zoom link from the Poetry Buffet Facebook page.
Brian Altobello signs “Whiskey, Women, and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans,” Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.