Blood Jet Reading Series

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 7:30pm to 10:30pm Join us as we welcome visiting poets: Vanessa Couto Johnson and Colin Pope followed by the open mic by Donation BYOB Bios: Vanessa Couto Johnson is the author of pungent dins concentric, her first full-length…

Clive Wilson – TIME OF MY LIFE: A Jazz Journey from London to New Orleans

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 6:00pm Octavia Books – 513 Octavia Street – New Orleans, LA 70115 Please join us to celebrate the launch of Clive Wilson‘s memoir: TIME OF MY LIFE: A Jazz Journey from London to New Orleans. Wilson will…

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…


The New Year is approaching and we’re looking forward to a new year of writing and programming. We’re hoping in the upcoming year to expand RM 220’s focus and cover as much of New Orleans cultural life as possible. Our…

Spirit Desire: Resistance, Imagination and Sacred Memories in Haitian Vodoun ( Sokari Ekine, 2018)

Sokari Ekine’s Spirit Desire, Resistance, Imagination and Sacred Memories in Haitian Voudoun is not meant to be just another coffee table specimen. The series of photographs “made”  beginning in 2013, in Haiti, by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer, Sokari…

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…

What’s your name? Where are you from? Who’s your family? (Annette, Le Vampire, 2018.)

My name is Annette Lapel. And I have enough time on my hands to take a stab at my autobiography—at least a first draft…     My mother was a seamstress who owned a dress shop on Decatur. My father…

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,…

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven, A Hell, A Dream Deferred (A Review)

Lina Iris Viktor, Eleventh, 2018 Something used by someone else carries a history with it. A piece of cloth, a platter, a cut-glass pitcher, a recipe. A history and a spirit. You want to know when it was used. And…

The Black Family Gets Its Own on Black Lightning

In 2003, Marvel Comics released Kyle Baker’s Truth: Red White and Black,  an original, in-continuity graphic novel exploring the idea that before giving the super-soldier serum to a white test subject, the US Army tested the serum on a group…

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