This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans crime novelists Jean Redmann, author of “Not Dead Enough,” her tenth book in the Micky Knight series, and Greg Herren, author of “Royal Street Reveillon,” the eighth in his series featuring detective Scotty Bradley, perfect holiday reading from a writer who loves Christmas in New Orleans.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:
- Director of the New Orleans African American Museum Gia Hamilton will lead a discussion with Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Francis Pavy, and Charles Gillam, and Rachel Breunlin, about the creation of Le Kèr Creole exhibit and the book of the sane name, Tuesday, December 10, at 6 p.m. at the Cabildo, 701 Chartres.
- Christopher Schaberg discusses and signs “Searching for the Anthropocene: A Journey into the Environmental Humanities,” Tuesday, December 10, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- John McCusker discusses and signs “Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians,” Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hubbell Library in Algiers.
- Jami Attenberg discusses “All This Could Be Yours,” with novelist Ladee Hubbard, Thursday, December 12, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- Josephine Sacabo signs “Structures of Reverie” and Richard Sexton signs “Enigmatic Stream” Saturday, December 14 at 5 p.m. at A Gallery for Fine Photography.
- Danielle Del Sol, Susan Langenhennig, John Pope and Chris Granger sign “Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans” at the Preservation Resource Center& Holiday Home Tour boutique, Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave.
- Tina Freeman discusses and signs “Lamentations,” Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- If your New Year’s resolution is to get serious about a writing life, check out next semester’s offerings from the New Orleans Writers Workshop. The spring classes are up at neworleanswriters.com.