Recap: Carolyn Hembree book launch

Fifty-or-so people braved the long trek across the Industrial Canal on Sept. 13 to attend the book launch for poet Carolyn Hembree’s Skinny at Lipstick Lingerie and Boutique in Chalmette. It was likely the cultural highlight of the decade for that strip mall, and a fantastic kickoff to Room 220‘s fall season of events. Thanks to all who came out (and especially who bought books!), and to Jonathan Padgett and Whitney Mackman for the photos and video.

Rumors and allegations regarding molestation of the mannequins are utterly unsubstantiated.

Video by Jonathan Padgett

Michael Jeffrey Lee is as good behind the bar as he is on the page.

Books can’t really “molest” anything, okay?