Check out the 2022 daily schedule below.

All Book Fest events are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Full Schedule - Accessible Version

Thursday, March 10, 2022

All Book Fest events are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Time
Speakers
Additional Details
Location
12:00 - 12:45pm
Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
Most Blessed of the Patriarchs:
Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
5:00 - 5:45pm
John Grisham
An Evening with John Grisham
in conversation with Jenna Bush Hager
Dixon Hall
6:00 - 6:45pm
Imani Perry
Moderator Eddie Glaude
Race and the American Soul
Dixon Hall

Friday, March 11, 2022

All Book Fest events are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Time
Speakers
Additional Details
Location
9:00 - 10:00am
Rumaan Alam, Lee Cole,
Emma Straub, and Qian Julie Wang
Moderated by Jenna Bush Hager
Read with Jenna Bush Hager and
some of TODAY’s favorite authors!
Hyatt Regency Festival Tent - Berger Family Lawn
10:00 - 10:45am
Cappy McGarr
Moderator David Rubenstein
The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous:
Stories from the Kennedy Center,
the White House, and Other Comedy Venues
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
10:00 - 10:45am
Max Weber, Don Hemedes, Jordan Peck,
Richard Whitney III, Murad Laradji, Westley Sturhan
Elevating Undergraduate Perspectives:
the Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
10:00 - 10:45am
Blake Gilpin, Brian DeMare, Liz McMahon,
and Kris Lane
Moderator Dean Brian Edwards
History in the Making: Writing History in Polarized Age
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45am
David Rubenstein, Jon Meacham,
Walter Isaacson, and John Barry
Tulane-Aspen Values in America Speaker Series
The American Spirit: Invention, Ingenuity
and Social Movements that Shape America
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
11:00 - 11:45am
Priscilla Painton and Julia Prosser of Simon & Schuster
Scott Campbell of Pelican Publishing
Katherine Fausset, Literary Agent, Curtis Brown
How Do I Get Published and Get Publicity?
An Informal Discussion with Agents and Editors
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45am
Charles Blow, Freddi Williams Evans,
and Joshua Rothman
Moderator Marc Morial
Original Sin: Writing on the Legacy of Slavery
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
11:00 - 11:45am
Macon Fry
Moderator Nathaniel Rich
The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans:
Living on the River Side of the Levee
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45am
Richard Campanella, Margarita Jover,
and Carol McMichael Reese
Moderator Iñaki Alday
New Orleans: Building History and Preparing for the Future
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45pm
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr and Jon Meacham
The Legacies of James Baldwin & John Lewis
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
12:00 - 1:30pm
Dooky Chase, IV, Justin Devillier,
Molly Kimball with Meg Bickford, Melissa Martin,
and Alon Shaya
Moderator Poppy Tooker
New Orleans Cooking Symposium
Moderated Discussion and Food Tasting
Hyatt Regency Festival Tent - Berger Family Lawn
12:00 - 12:45pm
Gary Ginsberg
Moderator Doug Brinkley
Behind the Throne: Presidential Powers
and Those Who Have Influenced It
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
12:00 - 12:45pm
Louis Edwards, Ladee Hubbard,
Maurice Carlos Ruffin, and Katy Simpson-Smith
Moderator Nancy Lemann
Fiction Today
1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45pm
Fatima Shaik and Michael Tisserand
Hidden History: Black and Creole Influence
and Culture in New Orleans
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45pm
William Brumfield
Moderator Lidia Zhigunova
Journey's Through the Russian Empire
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
Doug Brinkley and Tom Piazza
Bob Dylan and the Historical Imagination
Race 201
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
Jarvis DeBerry, Bakari Sellers, and Clint Smith
Moderator Mitch Landrieu
Where Do We Go From Here?
A Roadmap for the South
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
1:00 - 1:45pm
Pam Fessler with James Carville
Carville's Cure: The Only Leprosy Colony in America
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
Jane Wolfe and Rupert Scofield
Moderator Peter Ricchiuti
Think Local: Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Jarvis DeBerry, Robert Mann,
Charles Blow, and Michelle Miller
Journalism, Race and Social Justice in the South
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
2:00 - 2:45pm
Darren Walker
Moderator President Michael A. Fitts
From Generosity to Justice
Presidential Speaker Series Event
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
2:00 - 2:45pm
John Barry, Nathaniel Rich, and Doug Brinkley
Moderator Helena Moreno
Climate Change: Louisiana, New Orleans and the Nation
1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Merissa Nathan Gerson
Moderator Poppy Tooker
Forget Prayers Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Amanda Ripley
Moderator David Brooks
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
3:00 - 3:45pm
Walter Isaacson
Moderator Darren Walker
Benjamin Franklin: A Conversation with
Walter Isaacson with clips from the
New Ken Burns Documentary, Benjamin Franklin
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
3:00 - 3:45pm
Roberta Brandes Gratz, Andy Horowitz, Russel Honore,
Sandy Rosenthal, and Mark VanLandingham
Moderator Pam Fessler
From Katrina to Climate Change:
How New Orleans Can Remain Resilient
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
3:00 - 3:45pm
Richard Campanella, Barri Bronston,
Judy Cooper, David Spielman, and Cheryl Gerber
Moderator Jason Berry
Visual New Orleans: A City of Neighborhoods
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
3:00 - 3:45pm
Charles Figley, Dr. Greg Stewart, and Michael Wallace
Moderator Rebecca Rouse
The Wounds of War: Treating the Mental
and Physical Scars of Military Veterans
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
4:00 - 4:45pm
Sister Helen Prejean, Amy Banks, and Isaac Knapper
Fighting Time: A Conversation on Prison Reform
1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center
4:00 - 4:45pm
David Brooks
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
4:00 - 4:45pm
Robert Livingston and Marc Morial
Moderator Anneliese Singh
Bridging the Gap: Bringing Together
Different Perspectives
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
4:00 - 4:45pm
Jason Berry
City of a Million Dreams,
Including excerpts from the New Orleans Documentary
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
4:00 - 4:45pm
Nick Lemann
Moderator Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center

Saturday, March 12, 2022

All Book Fest events are free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Time
Speakers
Additional Details
Location
10:00am - 2:00pm
Family Day Authors
Click here to see the Family Day Author Lineup.
Full Family Day schedule coming soon.
Family Day Stages
Lavin-Bernick Center Dining
11:00 - 11:45am
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Thomas Chatterton Williams
A Case for Optimism in America
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
11:00 - 11:45am
Cleo Wade
Are you ok? Flowerside chats with Cleo Wade
Family Day Tent
Berger Family Lawn
11:00 - 11:45am
Roy Blount, Jr., Cappy McGarr, and Mike Strecker
Moderator Peter Ricchuiti
Southern Humor: Why are Southerners Funnier than Everyone Else?
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45am
Jonathan Martin
Moderator Clancy DuBos
Book Preview:
America on Edge: Trump, Biden, and a Look
Ahead to the 2022 Midterms
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45pm
Dr. Jennifer Avegno, John Barry, and Susan Hassig
Moderator Thomas LaVeist
COVID-19: State of our Recovery and Future Threats
1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center
11:00 - 11:45am
Kelly Harris, Kalamu ya Salaam, and Mona Lisa Saloy
Moderator Peter Cooley
Poetry Summit
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45pm
Michael Lewis
Moderator Malcolm Gladwell
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
12:00 - 12:45pm
Mark Plotkin
What Everyone Needs to Know about The Amazon Rainforest
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45pm
Anne Snyder
Breaking Ground: Rediscovering
our Humanity in Pandemic Times
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
12:00 - 12:45am
Roberta Brandes Gratz and Nick Lemann
Moderator Lawrence N. Powell
The Storied History of Jewish New Orleans
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
Curtis Wilkie
Moderator Jason Berry
Breaking Stories: A Lifetime of Investigative Journalism
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
David Weill, MD
Moderator Dean Lee Hamm
Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
1:00 - 1:45pm
Donna Brazile, Katherine Gehl,
Mary Matalin and Tania Tetlow
Moderator Betsy Fischer Martin
Women's Success and
Challenges in Business and Politics
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
1:00 - 1:45pm
Sarah M. Broom
Moderator Bernice McFadden
Exploring the Intersection Between Memoir and Fiction
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
1:00 - 1:45pm
Julian Sancton and Tom Sancton
Moderator Jerry DiColo
Authors in the Family:
A Father and Son on their Writing Careers
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Raymond Arroyo
Moderator Mary Matalin
A Conversation with Raymond Arroyo
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Ilana Horwitz and Anne Snyder
Why Do Kids Succeed? How Background
sand Culture Impact Success and Education
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Don Lemon
Moderator Andy Lack
This is the Fire: A Conversation with Don Lemon
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
2:00 - 2:45pm
Kent Babb, James Carville, and Jeff Duncan
Moderator Jonathan Martin
Football, Writing, and Southern Culture
Marshall Family Commons - A.B. Freeman School of Business
2:00 - 2:45pm
Ada Ferrer and Laura-Zoe Humphreys
Moderator Ana Lopez
Cuba: The Urgency of Past and Present
1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Cheryl Gerber, David Spielman, and Judy Cooper
Moderator Michael Tisserand
Picturing New Orleans: Photography Summit
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
2:00 - 2:45pm
Raymond Arroyo
Mary Matalin
Storyented: Finding Direction and Life Lessons Through Kid Lit
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
3:00 - 3:45pm
Malcolm Gladwell
with Michael Lynton and Jacob Weisberg
Listen Up: Innovation in Podcasts and Audiobooks
The United Airlines Stage in Kendall Cram Auditorium
3:00 - 3:45pm
Louis Edwards, T.R. Johnson, and Matt Sakakeeny
The Birthplace: The History of New Orleans Jazz
Mezzanine
Lavin-Bernick Center
3:00 - 3:45pm
Peter Ricchiuti and Annette Sisco
Moderator Mike Strecker
Being Your Own Boss is Terrific
201 Race
Lavin-Bernick Center
3:00 - 3:45pm
Howard Hunter, James Gill, and Karen Cox
Moderator Joshua Rothman
Take the Statues Down: Erasing Civil Racism
202 Rechler
Lavin-Bernick Center
4:00 - 5:30pm
A Conversation with Ben Jaffe,
Creative Director of Preservation Hall
+Adonis Rose, Artistic Director of
the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Moderator Tom Sancton
Musical Performances by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
+Charlie Gabriel & Friends with Ben Jaffe, Josh Starkman
and Walter Harris
Hyatt Regency Festival Tent
COVID-19 Precautions

Proof of vaccination or antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours required before entry into this event. Masks are required for all indoor settings.

Schedule may change

Due to the live nature of this event, the schedule is subject to change.