Author Event

An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates - THE WATER DANCER - In Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Temple Sinai, 6227 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Join us for a special evening with National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates celebrating the publication of THE WATER DANCER, his breathtaking debut novel. He will appear in conversation with two-time National Book Award winning author Jesmyn Ward.

Octavia Books is proud to bring this special event to Temple Sinai, 6227 St Charles Ave.

Please purchase your tickets here now! Each general ticket admits one and will be exchanged for one free copy of THE WATER DANCER. Deluxe tickets also include a copy of Jesmyn Ward's latest novel, SING, UNBURIED, SING.

Justin Devillier - THE NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN - launch party

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

NOCHI, 725 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Please join us at New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute to celebrate the launch of James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Justin Devillier's dubut cookbook, THE NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine.

Please check back for updated details and RSVP information.

Steven R. Weisman - THE CHOSEN WARS - in conversation with Walter Isaacson

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

JCC, 5342 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us at the New Orleans JCC when Steven R. Weisman presents his recent book, THE CHOSEN WARS: How Judaism Became an American Religion in conversation with Walter Isaacson. A booksigning will follow.

“An important beginning to understanding the truth over myth about Judaism in American history” (New York Journal of Books), Steven R. Weisman tells the dramatic story of the personalities that fought each other and shaped this ancient religion in America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Paula Arai - PAINTING ENLIGHTENMENT

Event date: 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come meet Paula Arai, Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at LSU, when she presents her new book, PAINTING ENLIGHTENMENT: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra, a fascinating study of the life and work of Iwasaki Tsuneo, a Japanese artist who combined his career knowledge as a biologist with his spiritual insights as a Buddhist practitioner to create breathtaking paintings. His trademark motif is the use of the Japanese characters of the Heart Sutra, an important Buddhist text, to create images of natural phenomena ranging from landscapes to DNA strands and entire galaxies. Paula Arai’s book is at once a full-color display of Tsuneo’s paintings, an overview of his life and career, and a commentary on the Buddhist and scientific themes in his work.

An Evening with YA Author Renée Ahdieh Presenting THE BEAUTIFUL

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us in welcoming #1 New York Times & USA Today bestselling YA author Renée Ahdieh, presenting her new book, THE BEAUTIFUL, in conversation with her editor Stacey Barney.

We’re offering a special 45 minute VIP meet-and-greet with Renée begining at 5pm - in advance of the 6pm public event - for the first 25 persons who order the VIP package.

VIP Tickets

 

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

Ethan Brown - MURDER IN THE BAYOU - media tie-in edition launch

Event date: 

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us for a presentation and signing with investigative journalist and author Ethan Brown celebrating the launch of the  media tie-in edition of his compelling true crime investigation, MURDER IN THE BAYOU, becoming a Showtime documentary series premiering this Fall.  MURDER IN THE BAYOU was originally launched at Ocavia Books in 2016.

Michael Pollan and Mark Plotkin on Creativity, Humor and Altered States at Improv New Orleans

Event date: 

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall- Loyola University
6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Join us with Improv New Orleans: A Festival of Ideas when Michael Pollan, the celebrated environmental journalist, essayist, and New York Times best-selling author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, joins the New Orleans-born ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin, author of Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicin

Jules Feiffer in conversation with Michael Tisserand at Improv New Orleans

Event date: 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Freeman Auditorium at Tulane University
7018-7098 Plum Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Join us with Improv New Orleans: A Festival of Ideas for a special evening with Jules Feiffer, an American legend, whom the Library of Congress has recognized for his "remarkable legacy" as a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, adult and children's book author, illustrator, and art instructor. He  will explore the role of improvisation in his many arts. He will be interviewed by Michael Tisserand, a New Orleans-based author whose most recent book is Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White — the Eisner Award-winning biography of cartoonist George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat. His other books include The Kingdom of Zydeco.

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