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.

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

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

Nov. 11th, 2019 Meeting:

Nine Lives by Dan Baum

The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters.

“Nine Lives is stunning work. Dan Baum has immersed himself in New Orleans, the most fascinating city in the United States, and illuminated it in a way that is as innovative as Tom Wolfe on hot rods and Truman Capote on a pair of murderers. Full of stylistic brilliance and deep insight and an overriding compassion, Nine Lives is an instant classic of creative nonfiction.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.

BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide.

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