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Daniel Brook – THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR

Join us offsite at Antenna when we help launch author Daniel Brook‘s new book, THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR: A Story of Race in Reconstruction. A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white. In THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR, Daniel Brook journeys to nineteenth-century New Orleans and Charleston and introduces us to cosmopolitan residents Daniel Brook – THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR

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“How do you know if you’re innovating, if you don’t know that you’re imitating?” (paraphrased from Kiese Laymon’s Facebook page).  I’m starting this month off with this paraphrased quotation for a few reasons. For writers and thinkers, social media definitely exists as a legitimate space for writing and the hashing out of new ideas. Paradoxically, the internet SOUND

“I’d rather love the spikey parts” — an interview with Alma Mathijsen

Alma Mathijsen was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is the author of six plays, a collection of short stories, and three novels. Her latest novel Forget the Girls has been critically acclaimed and is nominated for the BNG BANK Literary Prize. Mathijsen writes essays on feminism, representation and grief for NRC Handelsblad. Her work has also appeared “I’d rather love the spikey parts” — an interview with Alma Mathijsen

RM220: New Year’s Day with M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, & Andy Young

Room 220 presents readings from M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, and Andy Young at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 1, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.). M’Bilia Meekers is a poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and Poets & Writers. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, Guernica, Foglifter, RM220: New Year’s Day with M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, & Andy Young

The asking is never idle: A review of Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague

Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, a collection of her poetry published by Trio House Press. The book won the 2015 Trio Award, selected by Neil Shepard, and the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award, selected by Stephanie The asking is never idle: A review of Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague

John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan present the inaugural issue of FREEMAN’S at Garden District Books

Editor John Freeman and author Garnette Cadogan will present the inaugural issue of Freeman’s, a new journal featuring writing by some of today’s most notable authors, with an event from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Garden District Book Shop (2727 Prytania St.). Freeman is best known as the former editor of Granta and former president John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan present the inaugural issue of FREEMAN’S at Garden District Books