The Reading Life: Brian Altobello
Susan Larson talks with Brian Altobello, author of “Whiskey, Women, and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Debra Shriver discusses and signs “The French Leave: From Paris to Orleans Parish,” Saturday, December 4, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Octavia Books.
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.
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, the two-thousand-year-old Iranian winter solstice.
Poet Josh Nguyen reads from his new collection, “Come Clean,” Sunday, December 5 at 6 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books. Also appearing: Tiana Nobile and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. This is a ticketed event.
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.