STRAY LEAVES: A Tomb for Marcus Christian

Room 220 is pleased to present the first installment of “Stray Leaves,” a monthly(ish) series of articles written by Michael Allen Zell that illuminate oddities and rarities from New Orleans’ literary history.  “Stray Leaves,” in Zell’s words, is “a lifting up…

There’s real darkness here, real heat: Ari Braverman wins the 2012 James Knudsen Prize in Fiction

Room 220 was delighted to learn that our frequent contributor Ari Braverman was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 James Knudsen Prize in Fiction, awarded by Bayou Magazine and the University of New Orleans. This year’s contest was…

University of New Orleans hosts poet Katherine Soniat

Poet Katherine Soniat will read from her new collection of poetry, A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the University of New Orleans Sandbar (inside The Cove, on Founders Avenue, directly across from…

ROOM 220 presents: THE BOOK LAUNCH for Carolyn Hembree’s SKINNY

Room 220 is pleased to present the book launch for Carolyn Hembree’s Skinny, a collection of her poetry published by Kore Press. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Lipstick & Lingerie Boutique in…

A Monday morning post, in disgust: A press and a professor bite the dust

Last Thursday, I received an email from Bill Lavender looking for a job. I didn’t quite get it. I know Bill only tangentially, but I knew he ran UNO Press and the low-residency MFA creative writing program at UNO. I…