Room 220 is pleased to present a showcase of exceptional young nonfiction writers and celebrate the release of new books on American witchcraft and Southern lit.
Alex Mar is the author of the new book Witches of America, which delves deeply and lyrically into the world of modern paganism. Her writing has appeared in the Oxford American, where she’s a contributing editor, as well as New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, Epic, Tin House, and other places. Witches of America is a continuation, of sorts, of Mar’s feature-length film documentary, American Mystic. She lives in New York.
Margaret Eby is the author of the new book South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature, a travelogue charting Eby’s journey into the lives and spaces of Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Harper Lee, John Kennedy Toole, and others who comprise the Southern canon. Eby’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, and other places. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she now lives in New York.
Justin Nobel is the author of All the Magic I Had Hoped For and Standing Still in a Concrete Jungle, and his writing has been anthologized in the 2014 Best American Science and Nature Writing and the 2011 Best American Travel Writing volumes. He has written for Nautilus, Oxford American, Tin House, TIME, and other places. He lives in New Orleans.
As always, this event is free and open to the public. Maple Street Books will be on hand with copies for sale of the authors’ work.