Author Event

Peter H. Reynolds - Creatrilogy: THE DOT, ISH, and SKY COLOR

Event date: 

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Come "connect the dots" with Peter H. Reynolds, the New York Times best-selling illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink series, when he makes a special visit to Octavia Books to sign the three award-winning picture books in his Creatrilogy (THE DOT, ISH, and SKY COLOR), celebrating the power of original thinking. When you get a signed book, also get a free Interntional Dot Day tattoo from Peter's brother Paul, co-founder of FableVision!


 

THE CATCH ME IF YOU CAN—Jessica Nabongo book launch celebration

Event date: 

Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Four Seasons New Orleans - 2 Canal Street - New Orleans, LA 70130

Join independent New Orleans bookstore Octavia Books at Four Seasons Hotel with travel expert and photographer Jessica Nabongo to celebrate the launch of her new book, THE CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: One Woman's Journey to Every Country in the World. Jessica will share the stories of her adventures and the insights to inspire your next trip. A book signing will follow! To attend, please purchase your ticket now!

Each ticket admits one and will be exchanged for one copy of THE CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to be signed by Jessica Nabongo during the program.

LOVE, DADDY - David Rae Morris in conversation with Michael Tisserand

Event date: 

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a special evening with photographer David Rae Morris celebrating the launch of his new book, LOVE, DADDY: Letters from My Father. He will appear in conversation with Eisner-award winning author Michael Tisserand (KRAZY) whose most recent book is MY FATHER WHEN YOUNG: Photographs by Jerry Tisserand.


A poignant collection of letters from Willie Morris accompanied by photographs by his son, David Rae Morris

NANA'S CREOLE ITALIAN TABLE - Elizabeth Williams in conversation wih Megan Holt

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

840 St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans, LA 70130
Join us with Gambit at 840 St. Charles Ave. on Wednesday,June 8 at 6:00 pm for The Making of a Cookbook: a discussion, wine-tasting, and cookbook swap with special guests from One Book One New Orleans (OBONO) and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Dr. Megan Holt (OBONO) will talk with author and SoFAB founder Liz Williams about her new cookbook, NANA’s CREOLE ITALIAN TABLE. Learn about the inspiration behind this Italian-New Orleanian cookbook that tells the story of Sicilian immigrant communities through the lens of food.
 
Octavia Books will be on site with NANA’s CREOLE ITALIAN TABLE for you to purchased and get signed by the author.

The proram will be followed by a Cookbook Swap. Bring a cookbook, trade a cookbook! Discover a new cooking style by trading gently used cookbooks with  fellow Gambit members. 

TONY MANDINA'S KITCHEN - Kolette Mandina-Ditta and Poppy Tooker

Event date: 

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Oreans, LA 70115

Please join us for a presentation, booksigning, and tasting with Kolette Mandina-Ditta in conversation with Poppy Tooker featuring their beautiful new cookbook, TONY MANDINA'S KITCHEN.

In TONY MANDINA'S KITCHEN cookbook, Kolette Mandina Ditta takes you along on her amazing journey from Gretna, Louisiana to Salaparuta, Sicily as she shares her family’s heritage through recipes that can be traced back five generations to their Sicilian homeplace. From the meatballs that made Tony’s Two For Tuesdays famous to Maw Maw Mandina’s cuccidatti, this delectable book will leave you hungry for more.

FAMILY ALBUM - Gabriela Alemán in conversation with Nicolás Campisi

Event date: 

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
New Orleans, 70115

Please join us in store with author Gabriela Alemán in conversation with Nicolás Campisi for a special evening celebrating the launch of FAMILY ALBUM: Stories.

Family Album is Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán’s rollicking follow-up to her acclaimed English-language debut, Poso Wells.

Rosalyn Story - SING HER NAME

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Oreans, LA 70115

Please join us for a presentation and booksigning with with author and classical violinist Rosalyn Story featuring her new novel, SING HER NAME, set in New Orleans and New York and inspired by a true life, early 19th century, African-American ​opera singer and also relating the story of a young fictional woman poised to make her own mark in the musical world.

Marcia DeSanctis - A HARD PLACE TO LEAVE - in conversation with Lavinia Spalding

Event date: 

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Come join us for a presentation by journalist and travel writer Marcia DeSanctis featuring A HARD PLACE TO LEAVE: Stories from a Restless Life.This new literary collection features the best, and many new, essays from her decades of travel. She will appear in conversation with accomplished New Orleans travel writer Lavinia Spalding and their discussion will include the travel as a transformative experience, and the travel literary essay as vital commentary during changing times, as these recent pandemic years certainly have been.

Kelly Murtagh - ZOO KREWE

Event date: 

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books -513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a fun and exciting Saturday storytime reading and signing with children's picture book author Kelly Murtagh featuring her new book, ZOO KREWE.


Take a magical journey through New Orleans as the littlest fans learn their ABCs with the help of some animal friends! Crawfish creates a costume, Duck dives for doubloons, and many more creatures enjoy the season as part of this fantastical Carnival krewe.


Kelly Murtagh is a mom, Louisiana-native, and an award-winning actress, writer, producer, singer & children's book author who works in film, television, and theatre. She has received multiple awards including the Best Actress Award at Festival South, and the Best Actress Award at the 48 Independent Short Film Festival.


 

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