My belief is that we’re all face-talking: An interview with Eli Horowitz

Eli Horowitz—former editor and publisher of McSweeney’s—released a new book about a generation of children born without speech, The Silent History, as a serialized novel that came out daily on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). It included e-specific features like…

Event Recap: Happy Hour Salon with the Oxford American

Two monoliths of contemporary Southern literature collided last week to tremendous effect as Room 220 hosted the Oxford American for a Happy Hour Salon on Oct. 22. Okay, neither entity is a monolith, but a number of people’s heads felt…

ROOM 220 PRESENTS: A Happy Hour Salon with the OXFORD AMERICAN

Join Room 220 as we host the venerable Oxford American for a Happy Hour Salon featuring local contributors to the current issue. The salon will take place from 7 – 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Saturn Bar…

Michael Patrick Welch visits Gypsy Lou Webb for VICE

Local author Michael Patrick Welch, who writes a regular column for the VICE magazine website about New Orleans, made a “pilgrimage” to see famed New Orleans publisher “Gypsy” Lou Webb for his most recent installment. Webb was one half—with her…

LIVE THOUGHT: Tamler Sommers in conversation with Billy Sothern, plus Pia Z. Ehrhardt and Kristina Robinson

Room 220 is pleased to present an evening of Live Thought with philosopher Tamler Sommers in conversation with attorney Billy Sothern at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road). They will discuss the…

Beyond the light of the jukebox: An interview with Dean Paschal

By Pia Z. Ehrhardt Dean Paschal grew up in a small town in southwest Georgia called Albany. Upon sensing the twilight of his official childhood in the seventh grade, he began to read every children’s book he could get his…