Friday, March 25, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM—Literary Discussion

This panel takes you behind the scenes at the world’s biggest party, exploring its long history and complicated culture. Stephen Hales, King of Carnival in 2017, talks about his new book, Rex: 150 Years of the School of Design; Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes explores the Northside Skull and Bones Gang and talks about his books, Talk that Music Talk and La Ker Creole; Judy Cooper tells us about decades of photographing the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs of New Orleans for her book, Dancing in the Streets; and Doug MacCash of The Times-Picayune has the history of one of the most celebrated throws in his new book, Mardi Gras Beads. Moderated by Arthur Hardy, publisher of the Mardi Gras Guide.

Sponsored by Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk.

Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass