FOC Member Lecture Series | When Rex Met Zulu with Errol Laborde

FOC Member Lecture Series
When Rex Met Zulu with Errol Laborde

Tue, Sep 17, 2024
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CDT
Virtual Events

Join Friends of the Cabildo for a virtual evening with Errol Laborde as he discusses his recent book When Rex Met Zulu and Other Chronicles of the New Orleans Experience (Pelican Publishing, 2024). This program is provided free to members of the Friends of the Cabildo. Tickets for non-members are $10 per lecture or $25 for access to all lectures in the yearly series. The program will take place virtually on Zoom. Please register and/or purchase tickets for the lecture at the Friends of the Cabildo website. 

About the Book
In chapters ranging from food and drink to history and war, this book shares real-life stories that only New Orleans could produce. Errol Laborde founded Lundi Gras and the now-beloved tradition of Zulu meeting Rex at Spanish Plaza before a loud, excited crowd on the eve of Fat Tuesday. He tells that origin story here, along with other vignettes adapted from his national-award-winning Streetcar column in New Orleans Magazine.

The book is available for purchase here. 

About the Author
Errol Laborde, the editor of New Orleans Magazine, has won more than twenty-five New Orleans Press Club Awards for outstanding journalism since 1972. Laborde is also the founding president and a current board member of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

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