Friday, March 25, 10 – 11:15 AM—Literary Discussion
Artist Emilie Rhys grew up knowing her father Noel Rockmore was an artist, but she never actually met him until she was an adult. Together and separately, the two of them chronicled the lives of the French Quarter musicians of several eras. Now Emilie owns Scene by Rhys, a French Quarter gallery, and she continues that work, describing its evolution in her new book, New Orleans Music Observed: The Art of Noel Rockmore and Emilie Rhys. Macon Fry found his dream life living on the Mississippi River, living in a house on the river batture among a hardy community of outsiders. He chronicles that history in his new book, They Called Us River Rats. These two writers/artists offer an important look at two of the most elusive communities in New Orleans. Moderated by David Johnson.
Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass