The Reading Life with Richard Campanella

Oct 16, 2020

This week on The Reading Life: Our geographer-in-chief Richard Campanella talks about his new book, “The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography.” Westwego! Algiers! Marrero! here we come!

Friday at 12:30 and Sunday at noon on WWNO

The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library will old an open air book sale Saturday, October 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with early admission at 10 a.m. for members) and Sunday, October 18, from 10 a.m. 2 at Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. Offerings include children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction, CDs & DVDs, and the always popular "Really Really Old Books"! Masks required. Entrance may be limited to ensure social distancing. All items have been quarantined for at least 14 days.
Rain date: October 24th and 25. To renew your membership or to join the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library:

Leigh Wright appears at a socially distant book signing for her book, Local Life New Orleans, Saturday, October 17, from 1-3 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books. Wear your masks!

Layli Long Soldier, author of “Chromosomory” and “Whereas,” will be the 2020 Arons Visiting Poet at Newcomb College Institute, Monday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. Check out the Newcomb Institute Facebook page to register.

Jeff Duncan appears in a Zoom conversation with Fletcher Mackel discussing Duncan's book, “Payton and Brees: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History,” Tuesday, October 20, at 6 p.m. Go to for details.

Patrick Earl Ryan discusses his book, “If We Were Electric,” in a Zoom conversation with Roxane Gay Tuesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. sponsored by Octavia Books. Details at

Connor Towne O'Neill appears in a zoom in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin discussing his book, “Down Along With That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy,” Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. For details, go to