10:10 a. m. — Queen Anne Ballroom
The Light Side of New Orleans, Mon Amour: Jean Lafitte
This session will feature New Orleans author Morgan Molthrop , who is launching his new book: Jean Lafitte’s Pirate Code: 17 Strategies for Acquiring Untold Fortune From America’s First Laissez Fair Capitalist during Words & Music. The book is an entertaining new look at one of the saviors of New Orleans in the Battle of New Orleans in 1812. Jean Lafitte rallied his Barataria Bay pirates to help Old Hickory defeat the British, while the indolent, cantankerous French were still wringing their hands. Wall Street investors may think they invented capitalism, but Jean Lafitte, the legendary 19th century pirate who profited from conflicts among the Spanish, British, and Americans, was, in fact, the first laissez-faire capitalist in the United States, according to Molthrop. The author also will be making a spirited appearance as emcee for the Faulkner for All annual meeting Saturday, November 12.
10:30 a. m. — Intermission, authors will sign in the Book Mart
Pregnant and often ill, Mary Godwin had to cope with Percy's joy at the birth of his son by Harriet Shelley in late 1814 and his constant outings with Claire Clairmont. [note 3] Shelley and Clairmont were almost certainly lovers, which caused much jealously on Godwin's part.  Shelley greatly offended Godwin at one point when during a walk in the French countryside he suggested that they both take the plunge into a stream naked as it offended her principles.  She was partly consoled by the visits of Hogg, whom she disliked at first but soon considered a close friend.  Percy Shelley seems to have wanted Mary Godwin and Hogg to become lovers;  Mary did not dismiss the idea, since in principle she believed in free love .  In practice, however, she loved only Percy Shelley and seems to have ventured no further than flirting with Hogg.  [note 4] On 22 February 1815, she gave birth to a two-months premature baby girl, who was not expected to survive.  On 6 March, she wrote to Hogg: