“Now that the Times-Picayune and the weekly newspapers have cut all but the most perfunctory book coverage, Room 220 is the only place to find serious (and also irreverent) discussion of literature in New Orleans.” — New York Review of Books

Mostly Dead Things at Saturn Bar with Kristen Arnett

Wednesday, June 12th 7PM Saturn Bar: 3067 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 Come celebrate the release of Kristen Arnett’s debut novel, Mostly Dead Things with Room 220! Featuring readings b…

Dimitris Lyacos: Poena Damni

Dimitris Lyacos is the author of the Poena Damni trilogy (Z213: EXIT, With The People From The Bridge, The First Death). So far translated into ten languages, Poena Damni developed as a work in progre…

“We’re Americans”: A look at Jordan Peele’s Us

Jordan Peele’s Us is a note-perfect nightmare of Late Capitalism. When I was seven years old, my family and I joined hands at the intersection of Rte. 1 and Maryland 175 in Jessup. Hands Across Americ…

Room 220’s Picks: The 2019 Tennessee Williams Festival

Now a sprightly thirty-three years old, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns next week (March 27-31) to the Crescent City, having aged as well as a fine wine. One of New Orlean…

We Cast a Shadow: Reading with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Reading: MAR 18, 7-9pm @Antenna RM220 will host a reading by New Orleans writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin of his debut novel, We Cast a Shadow, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect his son—even if …

Gulf Coast Playwrights – Meet & Read

Gulf Coast Playwrights Meet-and-Reads are monthly gatherings in which writers bring their works-in-progress to be read aloud for feedback. Generally sections between 10-30 pages are read by participat…

RM 220 Presents: The Practice of Diaspora (A Salon)

FEBRUARY 22 3718 ST CLAUDE AVE.   7PM- 10 PM RM 220 invites you take part in a special salon in celebration of Black History Month. Titled for Brent Edwards Hayes’ seminal work, we will explore …

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