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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Books roundup: Five literary events in November in New Orleans

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 3:50 PM


Readers and writers have plenty to be thankful for this month. In the weeks before National Turkey and Football Day, here are some highlights from the literary dance card.

Nov. 1-2 and 5: LadyFest Poetry Series. Poets and artists from around the city read at various locations for the series celebrating women who write. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Nov. 3: UNO Creative Writing Workshop anthology reading. UNO faculty members Rick Barton and Joanna Leake present Monday Nights: Stories from the Creative Writing Workshop of the University of New Orleans, a collection of short fiction by notable program alumni and affiliates, at Garden District Book Shop. (Check out Gambit's preview of the event.) 6 p.m.

Nov. 11-12: New Orleans Book Festival. Two days of events for grown-up readers and kids include a performance at New Orleans Public Library's Latter branch Friday and readings, music and more at City Park's Big Lake Saturday. Kids who attend can score free books to take home. 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Nov. 12. Valerie Hsiung. The notable contemporary poet's work is informed by her work as a "love detective" and matchmaker (yes, really). She reads with Lara Glenum, Laura Theobald, Rodrigo Toscano and Afton Wilky at Maple Street Book Shop. 6 p.m.

Nov. 18: Dan Bright. Bright spent a decade at Angola for a murder he didn't commit; he teams with magazine journalist Justin Nobel to tell the story of his exoneration in The Story of Dan Bright: Crime, Corruption and Injustice in the Crescent City. They appear at a launch party for the book's release at Octavia Books. 5:30 p.m.

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