The Reading Life with Cheryl Gerber

Jan 13, 2020

This week on The Reading Life: Photographer Cheryl Gerber talks about “Cherchez la Femme: New Orleans Women," inspired by the 2017 Women's March. The book includes images that celebrate the achievements and style of New Orleans women, as well as essays by some of our finest writers.

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

Here in New Orleans:

Alex Krieger discusses and signs his book, “City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America, From Puritans to the Present,” Tuesday, January 14, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.

Brad Dude, an author trainer, manager and consultant, will discuss his new book, “Quick! I Need to Be a Leader in 30 Days!” Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

Cheryl Gerber and other contributors sign “Cherchez la Femme: New Orleans Women,” Thursday, January 16, at  6 p.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade.

Four local authors with new children’s books -- Tamalyn Dallal, author of “The Belly Dancing Kitties of Constantinople”; Emma Lynne Perry, author of “A Little Girl’s Journey”; Kat Pigott, author of “Flying Horses of City Park”; and Kathy Schrenk, author of “The Case of the Left-Handed Trombone” – discuss and sign their books, Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

As part of the Saturday Writers Clinic, voiceover artist Michael Ziants discusses the art of making an audiobook at 9:30 a.m.; followed by Stephen Rea, who will focus on how to create characters who have depth, at 11 a.m. The event takes place Saturday, January 18, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.

Ransom Riggs discusses and signs his new young adult novel, “The Conference of the Birds,” Saturday, January 18, at 7 p.m. at McGehee School, 2343 Prytania. This is a ticketed event; tickets available at Octavia Books.

Coming up: Kalamu ya Salaam, editor of New Orleans Griot: The Tom Dent Reader, kicks off One Book with a lecture, Thursday, January 23, at 5 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library. All are welcome.

TR Johnson, editor, along with contributors to the new anthology, “New Orleans: A Literary History,’ present a Symposium on the Literary History of New Orleans starting at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, January 25, at the Lavin Bernick Center at Tulane University, concluding at 6:30 p.m. Maurice Ruffin presents keynote remarks at 4:30, followed by a reception. Open to the public.