Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18 – SAVANNAH SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL

Friday, March 2 – LA PLATA, MD COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND Reading/Q&A/Booksigning
8730 Mitchell Road La Plata, Maryland 20646

Thursday March 22 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
11 a.m. Master Class: "First Impressions – Making the Memoir's Mark " with Constance Adler

Saturday, March 24, Oxford Conference of the Book
10:00 a.m. The Urge toward Memoir William Dunlap, moderator
Randy Fertel, Howell Raines, Julia Reed, Norma Watkins

2:00 p.m. Cornbread Nation: Making Sense of the South by Way of Food John T. Edge, moderator
Brett Anderson, Randy Fertel, Kim Severson


October 9 (New Orleans, Launch Event) – The Cabildo (Louisiana State Museum), sponsored by Faulkner Books Jackson Square, 4:00-6:30

October 11 (New Orleans) – Octavia Books Reading and signing, 6 p.m. 

October 12 (New Orleans) – Jung Society "Trickster Comes to the Bayous" 7:30
Parker Memorial Church1130 Nashville Ave New Orleans, LA 70115   

October 15 (Nashville)Southern Festival of Books (11:30am, Old Supreme Court Room)

October 26 (Jackson, MS)Lemuria Books

October 27 (Oxford, MS) – Off Square Books (Thacker Mountain Radio)

October 29 (Baton Rouge, LA)Louisiana Book Festival  

November 2 (New York City, In conversation with Calvin Trillin)Housing Works Bookstore Café, sponsored by The Nation Institute 126 Crosby Street  

November 10 – 13 (New Orleans) – Words & Music (see schedule)

November 15 (Chapel Hill, NC)Flyleaf Books, hosted by CHOP NC  

November 16 (Durham, NC)Regulator Bookshop, Reading and signing 7:00pm
720 Ninth St Durham, NC 27705
Contact: Tom Campbell, Events Director Phone: 919-286-2700 

November 17 (Winston-Salem, NC)Barnes & Noble, Meridian Restaurant: Red Meat. Red Wine. Dine with the heir to the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse legacy. Randy Fertel, son of New Orleans steakhouse legend, Ruth Fertel, shares stories from his family memoir, The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak. Five-course dinner with wine pairings. Book signing courtesy of Barnes & Noble. 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17. $55.00. Reservations required. 336.722.8889 

November 30 (Little Rock, AR)Clinton School of Public Service

December 7 (Berkeley, CA)Chez Panisse Café, Book Dinner

December 8 (Corte Madera, CA)Book Passage
Location: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, California 94925

Monday, January 30 – MIAMIBOOKS & BOOKS Reading/Q&A/Booksigning
265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 3313, 8:00pm

Friday, February 3 – HOMENEW ORLEANS PEOPLE PROGRAM Presentation/Q&A/Booksigning
2240 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70122, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Tuesday, February 7 – AUSTIN BOOK PEOPLE Reading/Q&A/Booksigning
603 North Lamar Austin, Texas 78703, 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 8 – ATLANATA RESTAURANT EUGENE Dinner & Booksigning
2277 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 3030, 6:30pm

A multiple course dinner with pairings will be seated at 7:00 p.m. Reservations required. A complimentary copy of the book will be given to each guest. For more information, call 404.355.0321

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