Marc Morial, a well-known New Orleanian and author, is hosting a book-signing at Melba's Poboys this Thursday, September 24, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. You may know Morial from any number of his impressive list of feats. He was elected mayor of New Orleans in 1994 and stayed in office until 2002. Perhaps his best-known occupation, however, is his current status as the president of the National Urban League. As one might expect from this background, it is no surprise that he is a veritable maven in the leadership department. And now, he has recently published a book, detailing innovative ways to unite people and promote effective diversity in the workspace as a means of progressing through difficult times.
Melba's Old-School Poboys is a highly rated and always-open sandwich (and more) shop, which rose from the ashes of Hurricane Katrina, and they are proud to be housing Morial's signing of his new book: The Gumbo Coalition. It is easy to recommend a visit to anyone who wants to directly touch a piece of the city's culture: This event features a distinctly New Orleans-spirited restaurant hosting one of New Orleans's most successful figures. And the book-signing is specifically centered around using a New Orleans mindset to overcome hardships in professional group work.
According to the Melba's Facebook page, purchasing a po-boy during the event's time span will net you a free copy of Morial's book, as well as a signing of said book at the same time. This will, in fact, be an in-person event; be sure to bring your mask and stay socially distanced.
So, if you have a craving for either a po-boy or a good read this coming Thursday, be sure to stop by Melba's and catch Marc Morial's book-signing.