Coffee and Conversation
Join us for Coffee and Conversation every fall for a season of humanities discussions. Presentations include author interviews, book signings, Q&A sessions, and complimentary coffee.
Coffee and Conversation is produced by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in collaboration with the Jefferson Parish Library and is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Books by participating authors are made available by the Friends of Jefferson Public Library and are for sale during the programs.
Coffee and Conversation: Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris on “Lost Restaurants of New Orleans”
Calling all nostalgic foodies! Join Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris as they discuss Lost Restaurants of Orleans at the final Coffee and Conversation session of the season at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Parish Library.
Coffee and Conversation: John Travis with “Something in the Water”
John Travis, editor of Something in the Water: Louisiana Stories, will discuss the new short fiction anthology, consisting of 20 original stories exploring and celebrating life in the Bayou State.
Coffee and Conversation: Keith Spera plus live performance by Jeremy Davenport
Keith Spera will discuss his new book Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Jefferson Parish Library. Trumpeter Jeremy Davenport, one of the musicians profiled in the book, will provide a special performance for this Coffee and Conversation session.
Coffee and Conversation: Patricia Brady and “A Being So Gentle”
At our C&C session, Patricia Brady will discuss her latest book, A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson, a chronicle of the founding couple’s controversial 40-year love affair amid the tumult of the American Revolution.