Author Event

BUILDING ON THE PAST: Saving Historic New Orleans

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us for a presentation and signing with authors Susan Lagnenhennig, John Pope, and Danielle Del Sol and photographer Chris Granger featuring their new book, BUILDING ON THE PAST: Saving Historic New Orleans, just published by the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.

Don’t call it the city that care forgot. For more than a century, passionate residents of New Orleans have come up with innovative ways to rescue, restore and preserve the historic architecture that creates this city’s singular sense of place. This beautiful new book chronicles modern efforts to save the soul of a 300-year-old city and ensure its bright future honors its rich past.

Richard Sexton - ENIGMATIC STREAM: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Orleans - LA 70115

Meet photographer Richard Sexton when he presents and signs his latest book, ENIGMATIC STREAM.

As it churns toward its terminus in southeastern Louisiana, the Mississippi River becomes a wide, muddy superhighway of activity, matched in might only by the megastructures of heavy industry that line its banks. The section of the river from Baton Rouge to New Orleans doubles as one of the most potent economic corridors in the country.

Christopher Schaberg - SEARCHING FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE: A Journey into the Environmental Humanities

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Come celebrate the launch of Christopher Schaberg's new book, SEARCHING FOR THE ANTROPOCENE:A Journey into the Environmental Humanities.

"Moving nimbly between personal narrative and academic theory, Christopher Schaberg locates the Anthropocene in compelling, illustrative sites--from the sand dunes of his Michigan childhood where he gathered stones derived from 350-million-year-old coral to the new billion-dollar airport terminal being built, ill-advisedly, just above sea level in his current home of New Orleans. This is an elegantly-written book that guides us through the dizzying epiphanies of scale, co-implication, and self-recognition that the Anthropocene concept demands." -Nicole Seymour, author of Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age

Jami Attenberg - ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS - in conversation with Ladee Hubbard

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Join us for a presentation and signing with New Orleans author Jami Attenberg featuring her new novel, ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS, in conversation with author Ladee Hubbard.

From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer

Tina Freeman - LAMENTATIONS

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

Please join us when New Orleans photographer Tina Freeman presents and signs her new book, LAMENTATIONS. Over the past eight years, Freeman has photographed the Louisiana wetlands and Arctic and Antarctic glaciers. In LAMENTATIONS, she pairs images from each place in a series of diptychs that address climate change, ecological balance, and the connectedness of things across time and space.

LAMENTATIONS demonstrates how the rising waters along the coast of Louisiana are both visually and physically connected to the melting glaciers at the poles, despite the separation of vast distances. Freeman's work makes plain the crucial, threatening, and global dialogue between water in two physical states.

Cybèle Gontar - CHASING THE BUTTERFLY MAN: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us for a presentation and signing celebrating the launch of Cybèle Gontar’s new book, CHASING THE BUTTERFLY MAN OF NEW ORLEANS: The Search for a Lost New Orleans, 1810-1825, inspired by the tenth anniversary of the landmark publication, FURNISHING LOUISIANA: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. She will appear in conversation with expert furniture restorer Steve Huber.

During the twentieth century, furniture collectors and scholars in New Orleans identified a small group of armoires and named their anonymous craftsman the “Butterfly Man” for his repetitive use of a commonplace butterfly-shaped joint used to reinforce panels.

Dalt Wonk & Simon Blake - LONELY VOYAGERS

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am

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

Come meet Dalt Wonk and Simon Blake when they set up in the bookstore to sign their compelling new book, LONELY VOYAGERS.

Collages are assembled from images taken from “La Nature”, a 19th century French magazine. Simon Blake meticulously dissects the illustrations from this magazine with carbon scissors and surgical scalpels. He then pastes these pieces together to form new, original, imaginative pictures. Dalt Wonk has provided the words that accompany each of the 26 plates bound between the covers of the book.

“Word and image combine seamlessly to bring to life a fantastic world. An alluring journey. A beautiful sense of bewilderment.” — David Gordon Green

Miki Pfeffer - A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain's Court: Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns - launch

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us for for a presentation and signing with Miki Pfefer celebrating the launch of A NEW ORLEANS AUTHOR IN MARK TWAIN'S COURT: Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns.

Einat Admony - SHUK - in conversation with Alon Shaya

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

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JCC - 5342 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us at the JCC for a special evening with Einat Admony featuring her new book SHUK: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking, which has been named a Best New Cookbook for Fall 2019 by Publishers Weekly, Epicurious and Robb Report. She will appear in conversation with chef Alon Shaya.

Israeli food has become the it cuisine, with Israeli restaurants opening throughout the country. But what makes Israeli food so special? Israel is a culinary crossroads, a mishmash of foods best represented in its shuks, or markets, where foods from Yemen, Morocco, Bulgaria, Libya, Turkey, Russia, the Levant, and many other regions sit side by side to create a food culture unlike anywhere else in the world.

Shane Lief and John McCusker - JOCKOMO: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians - launch

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us for a special evening with Shane Lief and John McCusker celebrating the launch of their new book, JOCKOMO: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians.

The first exploration of three hundred years of intertwined Native American and African American cultural practices in New Orleans

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