Author Event

Rinker Buck - LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI - book launch

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for an exciting evening with author and adventurer Rinker Buck celebrating the launch of his new book LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI: An Epic American Adventure, an enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand “flatboat era” of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River to within half a mile of Octavia Books.

Melissa Ginsburg - DOLL APOLLO

Event date: 

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us us with author and poet Melissa Ginsburg for a reading and booksigning celebrating her new poetry book, DOLL APOLLO.

“The poems of Doll Apollo chart a fascinating constellation of emotional and spiritual intricacy. Melissa Ginsburg’s virtuosic lyrics sift the fragments of our seemingly divided societal moment to find luminous and enduring connections between technology and faith, mythology and modernity. This book is a marvel of beauty and deep vision.”—Kiki
Petrosino

Shana Smith - ISLANDS OF CEDARS - reading. signing and music

Event date: 

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us with author and singer-songwriter Shana Smith for a reading, booksigning and live music celebrating her new book, ISLANDS OF CEDARS.


January 1, 1923 – Rosewood Florida, a thriving African-American community in the Jim Crow South, was torched to oblivion by the infamous spark of one white woman’s lie. Six innocent victims and untold gallons of blood and tears were left in the wake of the week-long racist rampage that followed. Terrorized families were left homeless and on the run. Exactly one hundred years later, another spark has begun to burn: Hope. Here in the still wild heart of remote northwest Florida, race and ecology intersect in the small Gulf coast town of Cedar Key, where the past, present, and future of our relationships with each other and the planet converge. With hundreds of souls still without a resting place in both Rosewood and Cedar Key, the first victim of the Rosewood massacre, Sam Carter, is determined to find a way Home with help from the Native ancestors. Meanwhile, three descendants--Sam’s great-grandson, the great-great-granddaughter of Seminole Indian matriarch Polly Emateloye Parker, and the son of the leader of a local Ku Klux Klan group--form an unlikely alliance as they learn to open their hearts and minds to increasing signals from ghosts of the past. By heeding nature, spirit, and their own sense of instinctive connection, they all work together to begin to change the patterns of history.

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.

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