Recently read, a New Orleans writers round up: Elizabeth Gross, Adrian Van Young, Justin Nobel, the Peaudunque Writers Alliance, and more

If you’re craving a break from your election anxieties, Room 220 has put together an incredible, non-exhaustive list of recent publications from writers around New Orleans, as well as a few from those who used to be in our midst. Elizabeth…

Okay, someone’s making a blood offering: An interview with Alex Mar

Alex Mar’s new book, Witches of America, is a search for meaning, esoteric and otherwise. She takes her reader on a spiritual cross-country road trip from the Bay Area of California to New Orleans, from the prairies of the Midwest…

Dangerous moments: An interview with Francine Prose

By Ari Braverman I was late telephoning Francine Prose. Thrilled by (and not a little nervous about) our impending conversation, I forgot that New York operates one full hour ahead of New Orleans. Thus I returned home from the store…

Nik De Dominic and Michael Tod Edgerton read poetry at UNO Nov. 20

The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Program will present two poets with three-part names, Nik De Dominic and Michael Tod Edgerton, for readings starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the UNO Campus Art Gallery (on Harwood…

Is the New Jim Crow the Same Old White Supremacy?: On Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will present her work at an event beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Dixon Hall on Tulane University’s Campus. More on the…

New Orleans Review unveils its newest issue this week

By Ari Braverman New Orleans Review will celebrate the release of its new issue with readings from the magazine and literary mingling beginning at 7 p.m. this Friday, September 13, at Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple St.). This is…

You might think sending Bhutanese people to Fargo doesn’t make sense, but it does: A Conversation About Refugees with Juliet Linderman and Susan Weishar

Refugees granted asylum in the United States arrive through only a handful of cities. They often spend the first night in their new country at a hotel near the airport, where they rest and prepare for the next leg of…

No One Lines Up That Simply: An Interview with Sheila Heti

By Ari Braverman Sheila Heti’s third book, How Should a Person Be? is about Sheila. The character is a Toronto-based writer grappling with a play she can’t seem to finish, stuck in a marriage that stifles her. Enter Margaux, a…

Brenda Marie Osbey at Maple Street Books June 27

Poet and native New Orleanian Brenda Marie Osbey will read from History and Other Poems, her newest collection, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the Uptown location of Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple St.). She will be…

Michael Jeffrey Lee and Adrian Van Young read at Maple Street Books (Bayou St. John) June 4

The Bayou St. John outpost of the Maple Street Bookstore empire (3141 Ponce de Leon) will host local writers Adrian Van Young and Michael Jeffrey Lee for readings at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Both authors have released well-received…

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