The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by Jennifer S. Davis & Mark Yakich at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book signing, and brief reception. Click here to … UNO presents an evening with Jennifer S. Davis and Mark Yakich on March 3
Lorrie Moore kicks of a strong week of literary events in New Orleans with a reading at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, in the Lavin-Bernick Student Center on Tulane University’s campus. Moore is the author of five collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent collection, Bark, was nominated for the 2014 Story Prize. Her … A strong week for N.O. book events: Lorrie Morrie, Jesmyn Ward, Francisco Goldman, and more!
Ottessa Moshfegh, winner of the 2013 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction, will read along with Carlus Henderson at a Happy Hour Salon from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.). Ottessa Moshfegh is less than forthcoming about her life and practice as a fiction … She taught me subtlety, and how to be an actress through voice and harmony
Please join Room 220 as we host the season’s second Happy Hour Salon with authors Ottessa Moshfegh and Carlus Henderson from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.). As always, this event is free and open to the public, and complimentary libations will be on hand … Happy Hour Salon: Ottessa Moshfegh and Carlus Henderson
Some of the web’s more prominent book publications have had Walker Percy on the mind lately. First, at Slate, Benjamin Hedin takes a look at the 1962 National Book Award committee’s decision to give Percy’s The Moviegoer top prize, cementing the New Orleanian’s status as a major figure in late 20th-century fiction. But as Hedin notes, a convergence of … Walker Percy roundup: Revisiting the 1962 NBA scandal, weathering Sandy with The Last Gentleman, and the second Percy conference at Loyola
John Jeremiah Sullivan read as part of the final installment of the fall season of the Room 220 Live Prose at the Antenna Gallery reading series on Monday, November 21, 2011. He was joined by author Nathaniel Rich. Sullivan and Rich also read the following evening at Octavia Books. By Nathan C. Martin John Jeremiah … The South Worries About Itself: An interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan
Today, The Paris Review Daily features a brief interview with Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward about her second novel, Salvage the Bones, set in a fictional Mississippi town in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. The novel centers on Esch—fourteen years old and pregnant—and Esch’s family in the aftermath of her mother’s death in childbirth. … You preface both your novels with epigraphs from Southern rappers and the Bible: Jesmyn Ward interview at The Paris Review Daily