This week on The Reading Life: We roll into Carnival season with Robin Roberts and Leslie Wade, who, along with Frank de Caro, are the authors of “Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans.”
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:
- Historian Edward J. Branley will discuss “How the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Helped Win the War,” Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie, as part of the meeting of the library’s World War II Discussion Group.
- The Garden District Book Shop discusses “The Lost Girls of Paris,” by Pam Jenoff, Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Daniel José Older signs “Shadowshaper Legacy,” Wednesday, January 8, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
- The Saturday Writers’ Clinic for January features voiceover artist Michael Ziants who will discuss the art of making an audiobook at 9:30 a.m.; followed by local author Stephen Rea, who will focus on how to create characters who have depth, at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18,at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
- And One Book One New Orleans has announced its 2020 selection: “New Orleans Griot: The Tom Dent Reader,” edited by Kalamu ya Salaam and published by UNO Press. Put that at the top of your list for the New Year.