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PRC’s Holiday Book Fest

Saturday, Nov. 13  •  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at Hotel St. Vincent’s Evangeline Hall
1507 Magazine St.

Free to the public


The PRC brings local authors together for a celebration of their latest books focused on New Orleans’ history, architecture and culture.

Each author will give a 15-minute talk, followed by a book signing.All books available for purchase on site thanks to The Garden District Book Shop.

PRC will follow all city, state and federal regulations for COVID-19. Weather permitting, book talks will be outside, and book signings will be inside the event hall.


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11 a.m. — Show opens

PRC Executive Director Danielle Del Sol gives brief opening remarks


11:15 a.m. to noon – Author talks, 15 minutes each

Stephen Hales: Rex — 150 Years of the School of Design

John Pope, Danielle Del Sol and Chris Granger: Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans

Sue Strachan: Café Brulot


Noon to 12:30 p.m. — First group of authors to sign books in the event hall


12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Author talks resume, 15 minutes each

Macon Fry: They Called us River Rats

Robert Cangelosi: New Orleans Architecture Volume IX: Carrollton

Sandy Rosenthal: Words Whispered in Water

Judy Cooper: Dancing in the Streets


1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Second group of authors to sign books in the event hall


Featured authors

As of press time


Robert J. Cangelosi Jr.,

author of New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton


Judy Cooper

author of Dancing in the Streets Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans


Danielle Del Sol and John Pope,

co-authors of Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans


Macon Fry,

author of They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans


Stephen W. Hales

author of Rex — 150 Years of the School of Design


Sandy Rosenthal,

author of Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina


Sue Strachan,

author of The Café Brûlot


November 13, 2021
11:00am — 2:00pm
Event Category:


Preservation Resource Center
(504) 581-7032


Evangeline Hall, Hotel St. Vincent
1507 Magazine Street
New Orleans, 70130 United States
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