Saturday April 6th, 10:30am-12pm Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street (corner of Octavia and Laurel) New Orleans LA 70115 Please join us as we celebrate the launch of children’s book author Whitney Stewart’s new picture book, WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World. Holidays are FUN—and so is this picture book that introduces … Whitney Stewart – What Do You Celebrate?
Come join us and Jessie Morgan-Owens for the launch of her book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family’s freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly became the face of American slavery. During a sold-out abolitionist lecture series, … Blue Cypress Books presents: Book Launch with Jessie Morgan-Owens
Local publishing outfit extraordinaire The Neighborhood Story Project will celebrate the release of its newest installment, Talking Back to History, with a reception and reading from seven high school contributors at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Neighborhood Story Project Offices (2202 Lapeyrouse St.). Talking Back to History is a collection of essays by students at Lake Area … The Neighborhood Story Project presents TALKING BACK TO HISTORY book launch Sept. 10
Fifty-or-so people braved the long trek across the Industrial Canal on Sept. 13 to attend the book launch for poet Carolyn Hembree’s Skinny at Lipstick Lingerie and Boutique in Chalmette. It was likely the cultural highlight of the decade for that strip mall, and a fantastic kickoff to Room 220‘s fall season of events. Thanks … Recap: Carolyn Hembree book launch
Carolyn Hembree will read live as part of the launch for her new book, Skinny, at 7 p.m. on September 13 at Lipstick & Lingerie Boutique in Arabi (7011 St. Claude Ave., entrance on Friscoville Avenue). By Taylor Murrow I associate Carolyn Hembree with the words “fever ribbons.” It’s a phrase I remember from seeing … Fever Ribbons
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 Arabi (7011 St. Claude Ave., just past Jackson Barracks; entrance on Friscoville Avenue). Copies of … ROOM 220 presents: THE BOOK LAUNCH for Carolyn Hembree’s SKINNY
The Historic New Orleans Collection will celebrate the launch of Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel this Wednesday, April 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the HNOC HQ, 533 Royal Street. Sandmel will sit for an interview with Karen Celestan—co-author of the Harold Battiste Jr. biography the HNOC put out … FOOL SHUT YOUR MOUTH UP: Ernie K-Doe book launch this Wednesday!!!
By Nathan C. Martin Just as Room 220 was getting on its feet about a year ago, another breathtaking development of historical significance was taking place—the Egyptian revolution. One of the very first Room 220 posts was an interview I conducted with Andy Young and Khaled Hegazzi, co-editors of Meena Magazine, a bi-lingual literary journal … I Can’t Discount the Factor of Helplessness: Andy Young’s New Book on Watching the Egyptian Revolution