Time for Coffee and Conversation!
Our Coffee and Conversation series kicks off this October at the Jefferson Parish Library. This series includes local author interviews, book signings of their latest releases, Q&A sessions, and complimentary French Market Coffee.
All events are free and open to the public. They are held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and take place in the meeting rooms of the East Bank Regional Library at 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. in Metairie.
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Moira Crone, The Not Yet
The Not Yet is a dystopian novel set in the year 2121. The Heirs control society’s resources from their lavish walled city-states. Through life extension, they live hundreds of years. Outside, the poor barely survive. Malcolm de Lazarus, twenty, is a “Not Yet”—one counting on joining the elite. But when his fortune mysteriously disappears, he must sail to the chaotic New Orleans Islands for answers. On the way, he encounters the darkest side of the Heirs’ privilege, which threatens everything he knows and loves.
7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Carolyn Morrow Long, Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House
Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, explains the legend of Madame Delphine Lalaurie, a wealthy society matron, who has haunted the city of New Orleans for nearly 200 years. When fire destroyed part of her home in 1834, the public was outraged to learn that behind her closed doors, Lalaurie routinely bound, starved and tortured her slaves. Forced to flee the city, her guilt was unquestioned, and tales of her actions have become increasingly fanciful and grotesque over the decades. Even today, the Lalaurie house is described as the city’s “most haunted” during ghost tours.
7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart, There’s One in Your Neighborhood, The Lost Movie Movie Theaters of New Orleans
The book presents the history of more than 100 neighborhood theaters. Since 1896 when the nation’s first movie house, VitaScope Hall, opened on Canal Street, nearly 200 neighborhood theaters have come and gone. According to the authors, these entertainment venues were more than places where motion pictures were projected onto giant screens. They were community centers where people gathered and where memories were made.
Coffee and Conversation is produced by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Library. Books by participating authors are made available by the Friends of the Library Association and are for sale during the programs.
We look forward to seeing you in the audience!