From the elaborate choreography of debutante balls to police officers on the street doing an impromptu Wobble to Sean Payton’s boogie in the Saints’ locker room, dance is an important part of our culture. The authors of three new books examine the history and lively culture of dance in our city. Kim Vaz-Deville celebrates the history of the Baby Dolls, Jennifer Atkins recounts the complicated history of Carnival balls, and Karen Celestan and Eric Waters transport us to the world of the second line. Greer E. Mendy moderates.

  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.

  Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom