P.3 Reads | Wednesday, February 19

Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.
Refreshments offered courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

P.3READS, a Prospect New Orleans Public Program, is inspired by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans’ vision for Prospect.3 (P.3), in which the novel The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, among other books, has played a central role. P.3READS will take place in different Public Library branches each month throughout 2014, featuring artists who will participate in the upcoming biennial. Speakers will explore and discuss the books that have been important in their lives and work, in conversation with New Orleans community members.

James B. Borders IV, consultant and writer, will engage Lisa Sigal, an artist from Brooklyn, New York, in an open and participatory discussion about the acclaimed book “Open City” by Nigerian-American author Teju Cole. Art, urban space, identity and many other issues converge in this exciting novel. Cole was most recently included on The Verge 50 list of people “who changed our lives” in 2013. In anticipation of this event, Susan Larson will interview Lisa Sigal on NPR in her regular program “The Reading Life” on February 18 at 1:30 pm.

P.3 will present work by 50 contemporary artists in more than 15 locations in and around New Orleans; including museums, community centers, and independent sites. It will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. For more information please visit www.prospectneworleans.org

P.3READS is generously supported by Henry M. Lambert and R. Carey Bond, with additional funding provided by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Edward Wisner Donation Fund/City of New Orleans.