The first of Pearl Wine Co. and Fleur de Lit's Reading Between the Wines literary series of the new year will feature seven local historians talking about New Orleans past and present. The event, Wednesday at Pearl Wine Co., will be split into two panels: New Orleans history, from 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., and New Orleans memories and culture, from 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Susan Larson, host of WWNO's The Reading Life, Lawrence Powell, and Emily Clark, both professors at Tulane and Rebecca Snedeker, co-editor of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas will all be on hand for the first panel. Randy Fertel, author of The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak, along with the writers Carolyn Kolb and Lisa Marie Brown, will be discuss the city's collective memory in the second panel.
The event is free and open to the public. Glasses of wine are $5 all night and the pop-up Indochow will be serving up barbecue, Thai and Vietnamese food. Maple Street Book Shop will also be there selling books.