The Delgado Reading Series is held in Issac Delgado Hall, Building 1, Room: 201E at Delgado Community College’s City Park Campus. Look for signs and commotion on the 2nd floor. Dr. Mostofa Sarwar is a scientist and a poet. He was the Co-Editor of the book Theory and Practice of Geophysical Data Inversion published by … Delgado Reading Series: Mona Lisa Saloy and Mostofa Sarwar
In this weekend’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, the great Walter Mosley, born in Los Angeles, describes in an essay his deep Louisiana roots. Mosley is the author of more than 50 books, winner of a Grammy, an O. Henry Award, and PEN American’s Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other accolades. He accepted an honorary … Walter Mosley’s Louisiana Literary Heritage
Michael Pitre’s debut novel, Fives and Twenty-fives, delves into a war of endless tedium and Sisyphean roadwork, but there is no boredom. There is only routine, which saves lives, and a fog of death that clouds them. Each day, the soldiers—Pitre joined the Marines in 2002 and was twice deployed to Iraq—find potholes and, in … What you were always trying to avoid was being party to an atrocity: An interview with Michael Pitre
Here’s a roundup of New Orleans- and Louisiana-related articles the Room 220 editors have come across and found interesting in the past little while. Lil Boosie longread At Playboy, New Orleans journalist and criminal mitigation specialist Ethan Brown breaks down the pivotal moment Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie finds himself in after being released from … Recently Read: Boosie longread, Against being against New Orleans exceptionalism, Zell on crime, Lazar on Kline, and more!
Alright, alright. This post really isn’t about a literary event—it’s about a film screening, the New Orleans premiere of Good People Go To Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at Indywood (628 Elysian Fields). But since the Room 220 editors had a hand in organizing the event, it will also … Authors John M. Barry and Jed Horne (and others!) to discuss Post-Katrina Rapture culture March 1 at Indywood
Ibrahima Seck, a professor of history at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, whose work focuses on Louisiana, will present his new book, Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation) Louisiana, 1750-1860, with a reading at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia St.). Bouki … Ibrahima Seck to present BOUKI FAIT GOMBO, a history of the slave community at Whitney Plantation, Dec. 3 at Octavia Books
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 Us On LOVING DAY! We’re celebrating the diversity of families in our community with an ice cream social and gallery opening for the photography exhibit “Of Many Colors.” We’re also honoring and the legacy of RICHARD & MILDRED LOVING, the interracial couple whose 1967 landmark civil rights lawsuit “Loving v. Virginia” ended all … New Orleans Loving Festival – LOVING DAY CELEBRATION
Please Join Us for the New Orleans Premiere of PUNK JEWS by Jesse Zook Mann, Saul Sudin & Evan Kleinman. Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, PUNK JEWS explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it … PUNK JEWS – New Orleans Premiere
For more of Pat Phillips’s work, please visit the artist’s website: http://patphillipsart.com/ Pat Phillips’s ROOTS Exhibition at Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, January 11th, 2014 – February 2nd, 2014 Opening Reception: 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday, January 11th With Artist Talk and Walk-through from 5:00pm-6:00pm Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, 3718 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12 … ROOTS: Pat Phillips