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.
Join Us For Coffee And Conversation, 2014!
October 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Laura Lane McNeal
In civil rights-era New Orleans, a young woman comes of age and tries to understand what is encompassed by race.
October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.
The Inevitable City
The story of reinvention and rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina told by one of the leaders of the effort.
October 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Hope & New Orleans
A bright new look at the intriguing names of our streets, our history and ourselves.
October 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Bourbon Street: A History
The tale of the fabled street-the history, the people, the very persona-from muddy track to entertainment epicenter.
Coffee and Conversation is held at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metarie. This program is produced by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Library. Books by participating authors are made available …
Join Us for Coffee and Conversation!
Our Coffee and Conversation series kicks off this September at the Jefferson Parish Library. This series includes local author interviews, book signings of their latest releases, Q&A sessions, and complimentary 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, Sept. 18, 2013
Michael Sartisky: A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana
A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana is a commemorative hardcover edition limited to 3,000 copies. This large-format volume encompasses 450 color pages featuring approximately 275 artists and photographers. For art collectors and enthusiasts, for followers of Louisiana history, and for keepers of Louisiana pride, this book is testimony to the state’s artistic culture.
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.