Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation

Join us at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metarie,  for Coffee and Conversation every fall for a season of humanities discussions. Presentations include author interviews, book signings, and Q&A sessions.

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.


7 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015
George Washington Carver: A Life, by Christina Vella


7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times Picayune, by John Pope


7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Run, Baby, Run by Michael Allen Zell 


7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
New Orleans Mardi Gras Moments, by Peggy Scott Laborde and July Bottoni


7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 (this date is tentative)
A Free State: A Novel, by Tom Piazza


7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Tujague’s Cookbook: Creole Recipes and Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition, by Poppy Tooker