Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
"Underneath this book-about-books, there’s a deeper story of love, loss, and healing, one that will be appreciated as much (if not more) by adults as by children." -Publishers Weekly
Reception at 6:00PM. Program will start promptly at 6:30PM.
Please arrive early.
WWNO Public Radio
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
invite the you to join us for a special evening with
celebrating the release of his amazing new picture book
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE
The program will include a screening of Joyce's Academy Award-winning short film that was inspired by the story, followed by an interview of the author by Susan Larson for WWNO's "The Reading Life." a book-signing and light refreshments.
The opening reception will begin at 6pm in NOCCA's Lupin Lobby, located in the Marigny at 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Enter through the front entrance by the train tracks and follow the signs to Lupin Memorial Theatre. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
If you wish to purchase a signed edition without attending the event, or if you are purchasing tickets and also want to purchase additional signed books, you may order these at octaviabooks.com/book/9781442457027, and write " signed copy - not attending" or "extra signed copy - attending" in the order comment area when checking out. Only copies purchased through Octavia Books will be signed.
The story that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce.
William Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!, and Santa Calls. He’s won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, and made films including Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He’s currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release of Rise of the Guardians (Fall 2012) inspired by his new series. He is also producing The Leaf Men, based on his book The Leaf Men. And his star continues to rise—he won an Academy Award for his innovative short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He lives in Shreveport, LA, and is the founder of Moonbot Studios.