Every city has its distinctive subcultures, and in New Orleans, seamstresses and sewers constitute a unique one, cutting across lines of race, class, and gender. In their landmark anthology Mending for Memory, Susan Tucker and Lee Meitzen Grue examine the way this art is woven into the city’s culture, from early childhood to Mardi Gras Krewes and royalty and Indian costumes. Contributors Gina Ferrara and Malaika Favorite discuss their work.

  SAT 3/24 11:30 AM

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  Tickets for a single Literary Discussions can be purchased for $10 in the box office (Orleans Room on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Monteleone) on site during the Festival.

Best value is a LITERARY DISCUSSION PASS, which covers all literary discussions Friday-Sunday.

  Muriel’s Jackson Square