The Southern Rep Theatre hosts “What Does Freedom Look Like?,” a children’s reading and art making event on Saturday, April 22, at 12 p.m. at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). Join this free event where the Southern Rep Theatre Acting Company brings stories of the Underground Railroad, emancipation and freedom to life. Parents … What Does Freedom Look Like?
Michael Allen Zell with read from Law & Desire at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). Zell will read from the second book in the Bobby Delery series from Lavender Ink. Living legend Kalamu ya Salaam will read fiction. Marguerite Doyle-Johnston, “The Mayor of Desire St,” will be interviewed about the … Law & Desire reading with Kalamu ya Salaam, Marguerite Doyle-Johnston, and others
This week, the Community Book Center will celebrate the completion of its new interior design/build in partnership with the Tulane City Center. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). This year, the Albert Jr. & Tina Small City Center at Tulane … Community Book Center celebrates new interior design with Tulane City Center on April 27
Local author Taymika G. Byrd will present and sign copies of her new book, Crescent City Connection, during an event from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). Crescent City Connection follows a young protagonist through the milieu of Mardi Gras and the traumatic and terrifying … Taymika G. Byrd presents CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION at the Community Book Center April 19
Eminent jazz journalist and critic Stanley Crouch will present his new biography of Charlie “Bird” Parker, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, at 6 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 8, at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). Crouch’s new biography—the first half of what will become a two-part project—has been roundly … Stanley Crouch on Charlie Parker this Friday at the Community Book Center
The Community Book Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with a series of events that honor and support the institution and the men and women who have kept it a living, crucial part of New Orleans for three decades. As the following essay demonstrates, the Center is as valid as ever, even as … This is your black experience: A young transplant discovers the Community Book Center
The Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road) has a motto: We celebrate Black history every day. And they’ve been doing it for a whopping 30 years! This weekend, the CBC is hosting an array of events to celebrate their anniversary, with offerings to entice any book lover or supporter of this fantastic community space–as anyone … CELEBRATE THE COMMUNITY BOOK CENTER’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
By Jenga Mwendo Writer Daniel Wolff came to New Orleans five months after Hurricane Katrina with filmmaker Jonathan Demme, not knowing what they’d find. They were told the story was over, that all the “good shots” had already been taken. But it seemed to them that there was a great, ongoing fight for survival that … Honor the stories: An interview with Daniel Wolff
On May 8, Room 220 hosted a discussion between philosopher Tamler Sommers and anti-death-penalty attorney Billy Sothern at the Community Book Center. They were to discuss the philosophy of punishment. I figured it would be heady, and criminal justice issues have a particular flavor and bite in this city, so since neither Tamler nor Billy … Event recap: Kristina Robinson and co. at the Community Book Center