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New Orleans writers round up: Lara Naughton, Jesmyn Ward, Justin Nobel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Kristin Sanders, and Yuri Herrera

Countless writers in New Orleans are ever plucking away at their keyboards, conducting research or…

Mississippi author Benjamin Morris cycles across Mississippi to protest HB 1523

Following the passage of Mississippi HB 1523 into law in April 2016, a backlash against…

Yuri Herrera wins Best Translated Book Award

Local writer Yuri Herrera was recently announced as a winner of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards…

Antenna::Room 220 announces open calls for chapbooks and other creative work

Antenna::Room 220 is pleased to announce two new open calls for creative work: ANTENNA::ROOM 220 CHAPBOOK SERIES…

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward and Peter Cooley receive accolades

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been named…

James B. Borders IV releases Marking Time, Making Place: An Essential Chronology of Blacks in New Orleans Since 1718

James B. Borders IV recently released a chronological history disclosing the pivotal African-American names, events and…

T. Geronimo Johnson wins Ernest Gaines Award for Welcome to Braggsville

New Orleans-born T. Geronimo Johnson recently won the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for…

New Orleans-based Write On Press announces essay contest for young black female writers

New Orleans-based Write On Press is calling for submissions beginning Aug. 1 from black women…

Maurice Carlos Ruffin on the rise, winning contests, constantly publishing

New Orleans author and native Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who will present tonight at the Room 220 Happy Hour…

Francisco Goldman reading canceled

While it’s a blustery 40 degrees here in New Orleans, apparently the northeastern part of…

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