This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans architect Lee Ledbetter, whose new book is “The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter Architecture and Interiors.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:
- Octavia Books presents New York Times bestselling novelist, Renee Ahdieh, discussing her novel “The Beautiful” with her editor, Stacey Barney, Tuesday, October 15, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books. This is a ticketed event; tickets available at Octavia Books.
- Historian Carolyn Kolb concludes the series “The History of Jefferson Parish,” with part 6 — “Jefferson Parish in the Recent Past and Today: Parks, Artists, Writers and Government,” Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the West Bank Regional Library, 2781 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
- The Latin American Writer Series presents Peruvian writer Gabriele Wiener interviewed by Gabriela Aleman, Thursday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Stone Center, 6801 Freret, Tulane University. This interview will be conducted in Spanish.
- Robert Brantley discusses and signs “Sacred Ground: Cemeteries of New Orleans,” Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- Garden District Book Shop presents an evening with Chef Sean Brock in conversation with Chef Kelly Fields, discussing his book, “South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations,” at New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), 725 Howard Avenue, October 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Garden District Book Shop.
- Five local poets – Whitney Mackman, Karen Maceira, Deb Jannerson, Kathleen Balma and Gina Ferrara – read and discuss their work Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.
- Dogfish presents Lisa Pasold and Rodrigo Toscano reading from their work, Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at 2448 N. Villere.
- Today’s guest, Lee Ledbetter, discusses and signs “The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter Architecture and Interiors,” Friday, October 18, from 6-8 at the New Orleans Museum of Art as part of Friday nights at NOMA.
- There will be a Writers Clinic Saturday at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Novelist Jean Redmann discusses “Structure” at 9:30 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by “Book Project Templates” with Traci Andrighetti, author and translator.
- Jax Frey discusses and signs her book, “The Gumbeaux Sisters,” Saturday, October 19, at 1 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Paula Arai discusses and signs her book, “Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra,” Sunday, October 20, at 1 p.m. at Octavia Books.
And coming up:
- Octavia Books presents Ta-nehisi Coates reading and discussing his first novel, “Water Dancer,” in conversation with novelist Jesmyn Ward, Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. Tickets are available at Octavia Books.