The Creativity Collective launches Nolalit, a book club that reads riveting works about New Orleans.

Nolalit votes on the books and reads independently, meeting the second Monday of the month at historic landmark, The Columns Hotel (3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115) at 6:00 p.m. Adults and mature teens are invited to attend with $1 per meeting towards promotion. Food and drinks are available during Column’s happy hour 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Embrace local literature in a social setting! We celebrate completing a book with an optional field trip or author-speaker. This is a great introduction to the rich culture of New Orleans for new residents and anyone who wants to share their passion for reading about New Orleans with others.

Come laugh, be inspired, and participate in thought-provoking conversation.

Nolalit is a project of the Creativity Collective, a workforce of creative thinkers with a community focus–a 501c3 awarded non-profit that consists of artists, parents, and students.

Here are a few of the titles we have read:

  1. One Dead in Attic by Chris Rose
  2. Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz by John McCusker
  3. Hope and New Orleans by Sally Asher
  4. The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz
  5. Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps
  6. A Streetcar Named Desire (play) by Tennessee Williams
  7. Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of Baroness de Pontalba by Christina Vella
  8. There's One In Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans by Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart
  9. Bourbon Street: A History by Richard Campanella
  10. 1 Dead in Attic: Post-Katrina Stories by Chris Rose
  11. Interview With The Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice
  12. Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate by Helen Prejean
  13. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  14. Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong
  15. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen