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Monday, March 11

Ken Wells discusses “Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou”
6 p.m.

Bayou Black native and former Wall Street Journal reporter Ken Wells looks at the history and influence of gumbo, the role it plays in Cajun culture and life on the bayou, and it has become one of the world’s most beloved dishes.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.

Wednesday, March 13

Why There Are Words
6 p.m.

The first quarterly reading of the year, on the theme “Transformation.”

Featured writers include Allison Alsup, Randy Bates, Julia Carey, Vincent Cellucci, Ladee Hubbard, Mark Yakich. Curated and emceed by Liz Green.

$10 suggested donation at the door.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.

Book club
6 pm to 7:15 p.m.

Discussing “News of the World: A Novel” by Paulette Jiles. Book for April 10 meeting is “Asymetry” by Lisa Halliday. New members welcome.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.

Thursday, March 14

Mac Barnett presents “Circle”
4 p.m.

After-school author visit and book signing features best-selling children’s picture book author Mac Barnett, a tale of Circle and Circle’s friends Triangle and Square.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.

Maxine Gordon presents “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon”
6 p.m.

In a first-person account set in its complex historical context, jazz scholar Maxine Gordon chronicles her late husband, the groundbreaking saxophonist.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.

Bookie Boomers Book Club
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Discussing “Never Let Me Go” by Ishiguro. New members are welcome.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
5120 St. Charles Ave.

Southern Nights Book Club
6-7 p.m.

Club discusses a new book about the South by Southern authors each month. March’s selection is “Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads” by Paul Theroux. New members are welcome.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
5120 St. Charles Ave.

Sunday, March 17

Ketch Secor presents “Lorraine”
2 p.m.

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor performs and discusses the sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St.

Wednesday, March 20

Albert Woodfox presents “Solitary”
6 p.m.

Join Octavia Books and New Orleans Public Library for an evening with Albert Woodfox presenting the extraordinary life story of a man who spent four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. Woodfox will present his book in conversation with Emily Maw, senior counsel for Innocence Project New Orleans.

New Orleans Public Library
Main Library
219 Loyola Ave.

Bryan Wagner presents “Bras-Coupé”
6-7:30 p.m.

Bryan Wagner discusses and signs his book “The Life and Legend of Bras Coupe: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz, and Died for Love.”

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.

Sunday, March 24

William Guion presents “Quercus Louisiana: The Splendid Live Oaks of Louisiana”
2-4 p.m.

“Quercus Louisiana” follows one artist’s journey, through photos and text, to document Louisiana’s oldest live oak trees, before they are lost and forgotten.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.

Tuesday, March 26

Samantha Downing presents “My Lovely Wife”
6-7:30 p.m.

Samantha Downing, in conversation with Marti Dumas, discusses her debut thriller, “My Lovely Wife.” Downing will sign books afterward.

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St.