The Dogfish Reading Series presents their first event of the year featuring writers from Mixed Company at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Dogfish headquarters (2448 N. Villere St). Doors open at 7 pm. Featured readers will include Addie Citchens, Jeri Hilt, Ambata Kazi-Nance, and Kristina Kay Robinson. The open mic will begin at 8:30 pm. The event … Dogfish Reading Series launches 2016 season with Mixed Company on Jan. 21
The New Orleans Loving Festival presents an evening with Sonia Sanchez along with contributors to Mixed Company from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Le Musée de f.p.c. (2336 Esplanade Ave.). Sonia Sanchez is an African-American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has written more than a dozen … The New Orleans Loving Festival presents poet Sonia Sanchez and contributors to Mixed Company
The 2015 Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is upon us, and as it has for the past several years offers a smorgasbord of enticing literary events. Here are Room 220’s picks for the things you don’t want to miss. (The festival runs Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29. See the full program here.) … ROOM 220’s Picks for the Best Panels and Other Events at the 2015 Tennessee Williams Festival (March 25 – 29)
By Jeri Hilt Richard Campanella’s newest book, Bourbon Street: A History, provides an impressive historiography of the street, from genesis to its present-day manifestation, and attempts to unpack the role that the “adaptive commodification of culture” has had on its longevity and success. Bourbon Street is described in the book as both a phenomenon and … A walk down Cultural Fascination Street with Richard Campanella
Five New Orleans writers will explore the theme native, homeland, exile through readings and a Q&A from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.). They will provide attendees a concert of voices from women writers of color that unflinchingly captures the coming of age in … The N.O. Loving Festival presents: NATIVE. HOMELAND. EXILE.
NATIVE. HOMELAND. EXILE. Five New Orleans Women of Color Writers Capture The Coming Of Age In America’s New South. “A thousand camera flashes light the way as Black Indians dance even to the grave.” – J. Hilt “Sometimes the only way to rid yourself of an abomination is to bury it.” – A. Citchens “Teeming … New Orleans Loving Festival – NATIVE. HOMELAND. EXILE.
Please join Press Street and the New Orleans Loving Festival for MIXED MESSAGES.4 – a group art exhibition about race, racism and the multiracial experience. GALLERY OPENING & RECEPTION Saturday, June 7th Press Street’s Antenna Gallery 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm FEATURED ARTISTS James Edward Bates, Bottletree, Janet Boyd, Luisa Dantas, Jeri Hilt, Soraya Jean-Louis … New Orleans Loving Festival – MIXED MESSAGES.4
Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas at a Happy Hour Salon from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the All Ways Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.). More details here. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas Edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker University … Truth, meaning, and location can be lost, even in a book of maps: A review of UNFATHOMABLE CITY: A NEW ORLEANS ATLAS
Tonight–Thursday, Aug. 2–at 7 p.m., the fantastic MelaNated Writers collective will present their third and final installment of their summer reading series at the Juju Bag Cafe (5363 Franklin Ave.). Following wildly successful events in June at NOMA and July at Cafe Treme, tonight’s event is sure to be a satisfying finale to one of … TONIGHT: MelaNated Juju at the Juju Bag Cafe