ROOM 220 PRESENTS: A Happy Hour Salon with the OXFORD AMERICAN

Join Room 220 as we host the venerable Oxford American for a Happy Hour Salon featuring local contributors to the current issue.

The salon will take place from 7 – 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.) and will feature readings and live music. Copies of the new issue will be on hand. This event is free and open to the public.

Come hear:

Pia Z. Ehrhardt’s existential spiral spurred by the deaths of two great horned owls in her yard near City Park

Nathan C. Martin’s dispatch from the two weeks he spent selling fireworks from the side of a Mississippi highway

Anne Gisleson’s exploration of the crossroads of writing, yoga, and BDSM in an Arabi strip mall

Brian Boyles‘ report on the wolves that stalk Angola Prison’s perimeter fence

PLUS: Michael Patrick Welch and his Lil Current Vocal Club will perform a set of live music. Welch’s profile of the painter constantly at work on the exterior of the Mother-In-Law Lounge appears in the current OA.

Moments not occupied by readings and live music will feature New Orleans’ own DJ Maxmillion spinning 45s from his expansive collection. Drinks are always cheap at the Saturn Bar, as long as you treat the bartenders well.