5 - 9 p.m. April 4, 2014


Stop by NOMA for a reading and book signing by poet Brod Bagert, or check out the contestants in the Edible Book Day competition.

As always, we’ve got free art activities and live music for the whole family. Join us!

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot – free art activities
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Keith Burnstein and Michael Skinkus
  • 5-8 p.m.: Edible Book Day
  • 6 p.m.: Reading and Book Signing: Brod Bagert
  • 6 p.m.: Cooking Demonstration: “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” by Brett Gauthier, Executive Pastry Chef of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

Click here to learn more about Edible Book Day

About Keith Burnstein

Keith Burnstein is a based singer-songwriter and pianist who pens timeless tunes to live by. His is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John. He is best known as the voice of New Orleans trio de force, The Mumbles. Tonight, he will be joined by renowned percussionist, Michael Skinkus, a local luminary who specializes in Latin rhythms. Skinkus has performed with a veritable who’s who of New Orleans talent, including Dr John, Joe Krown, Irma Thomas, Johnny Adamas and The Radiatiors.

About Brod Bagert

Brod Bagert is the award-winning author of 17 books of poetry for children, young-adults, and adults. His work has received numerous awards including the International Reading Association’s prestigious Young Adults Choices award, the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, the Independent Publisher Gold Book Award, and Mom’s Choices Gold Medal.

He has performed his poetry in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and all fifty US states. Brod continues to write and perform. He lives in New Orleans with Debby, his wife of 42 years, where they spend time with their four children, and a growing tribe of grandchildren.

Brod was born and raised in the city of New Orleans, where he studied classical literature in the original Latin and Greek, wrestled and boxed, married his high-school sweetheart, reared four children, and practiced law and politics for twenty-one years. Then, in the summer of 1992, Brod decided to leave the law behind to become one of America’s very few full-time, professional poets.