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 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, we are still determining if this month's Nolalit meeting will be held in person or through Zoom. To be a part of this or other monthly meetings, join our events through our Facebook page

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

What We Are Reading Now

Sept. 14th, 2020 Meeting:

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

New York Times Bestseller

James Lee Burke’s most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this gritty, atmospheric mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana.


Between his recurrent nightmares about Vietnam, his battle with alcoholism, and the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts at Spanish Lake live on the edge of his vision.

During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he’s investigating, one which involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave’s beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves. What emerges is not only a propulsive and thrilling novel, but a harrowing study of America: this nation’s abiding conflict between a sense of past grandeur and a legacy of shame, its easy seduction by demagogues and wealth, and its predilection for violence and revenge. James Lee Burke has returned with one of America’s favorite characters, in his most searing, most prescient novel to date.

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