We Cast A Shadow: Book Launch At Ace Hotel

A couple Tennessee Williams Literary Festivals ago, I sat in the audience of a panel made up of notable UNO Creative Writing Workshop graduates. Talk quickly turned to the fact that panelist, Maurice Ruffin’s novel had just been announced as…

New Orleans’s own Jon Padgett is an apostle of Dark Fiction.

My first exposure to Jon Padgett’s work was through the horror fiction podcast, Pseudopod. Padgett narrated his own short story, “20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism.” The sound design, as well as Jon’s terrifically creepy voice-over performance, elevated an already excellent…

Black Joy & Justice Schedule at the Words & Music Festival 2018 New Orleans

Join us & other talented Black New Orleans writers and artists at the 2018 Words & Music Festival, November 15-18th at The Pere Marquette Hotel. This year’s Black Joy and Justice track of programming is curated by poet and consultant,…

Kiese Laymon in Conversation with Maurice Ruffin

Kiese Laymon in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin discussing his book, Heavy: An American Memoir. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6-[7:30] PM. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kiese will sign books after the discussion. A personal narrative that illuminates…

Lara Naughton to read at Octavia Books on Tuesday

Lara Naughton will read from her latest work The Jaguar Man at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia Street). Naughton’s book has been called “a painful, provocative, and poetically cathartic memoir of survival” by Kirkus Reviews.…

Maple Street Book Club focuses on The Argonauts with Elizabeth Gross

The seventh meeting of the Maple Street Book Shop will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, at the Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple Street). This month, Elizabeth Gross will be the guest facilitator, and she’s picked The Argonauts…

Maple Street Books and Dogfish Host Readings on June 23

Maple Street Book Shop hosts Adam Crittenden, Stacey Balkun, and Sara Slaughter at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at their storefront (7529 Maple St). The Dogfish Reading Series presents Doreen Piano at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 23, at Dogfish headquarters…

Local writers celebrate Joyce’s Ulysses with Bloomsday on June 16 at the Irish House

New Orleans will celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses with a Bloomsday get-together featuring some of the city’s most exciting writers. Jasmine Araujo, George Bishop, Chris Champagne, Addie Citchens, Susan Larson, Louis Maistros, and Chris Waddington will be among those who conduct a marathon reading of…

Banks Street Bar hosts Open Mic Night for poets on Thursdays

Carolyn Hembree will guest host Banks Street Bar’s weekly Open Mic Night for poets from 7 – 9 p.m.  on Thursday, June 9, at 4401 Banks Street. Sign up for reading begins at 6:30 p.m., and readers are encouraged to keep…

Dread Scott to speak at NOMA on May 27

Dread Scott, an inaugural Antenna::Spillways Artist-in-Residence, will speak at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Friday Nights at NOMA at 6:30 pm on May 27. Scott will discuss the development of his current magnum opus in progress: Slave Rebellion Reenactment. Admission is $10.50, but the event is free…

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