Come see Eno Edet’s Library of the Ridiculous at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the Art Klub (1941 Arts Street). Told from the perspective of the “have-not,” Mr. Eno’s book collection makes up what is called The Library of the Ridiculous. Participants of all ages are invited to make books with Mr. Eno … Library of the Ridiculous Closing Reception
Defend New Orleans presents a launch for two new books by Michael Patrick Welch at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 28, at the AllWays Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.). Welch is the author of The Donkey Show and New Orleans: the Underground Guide. His new book Transport Instinct is the biography of storied 9th Ward icon, Chauncey the goat, who was born just before he … Michael Patrick Welch debuts two new books on August 28 at the AllWays Lounge benefitting the BOOKMOBILE!
NATIVE. HOMELAND. EXILE. Five New Orleans Women of Color Writers Capture The Coming Of Age In America’s New South. “A thousand camera flashes light the way as Black Indians dance even to the grave.” – J. Hilt “Sometimes the only way to rid yourself of an abomination is to bury it.” – A. Citchens “Teeming … New Orleans Loving Festival – NATIVE. HOMELAND. EXILE.
Thanks to everyone who came out late last month for the launch of Press Street’s newest publication, We’re Pregnant, a chapbook of short fiction by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin along with photos inspired by the stories by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano. More than 100 people packed the Antenna Gallery on a … We’re Pregnant launch recap
SIFT, your local artistic bookmaking organization, is hosting a field trip to the special collections at Loyola University New Orleans from 1-4 p.m. on June 14, where participants will be shown an assortment of the collection’s best books curated by archivist Trish Nugent. Because of the nature of viewing rare books, space will be limited … SIFT archive visit June 14 provides a look at fancy books
Join SIFT and the New Orleans Public Library for the Edible Book Festival. Register Edible Book Entries: 1:00-1:45 pm Community judging: 1:45 – 3:00 pm Eating: 3:00-4:00 pm The Edible Book Festival is an annual event held throughout the world in April. Join in the culinary, literary fun by creating an edible book entry that … SIFT – Edible Book Festival
BOUND IN JAPAN: Activism for Diversity & Intercultural Exchange We learn from stories, and everyone has a story to share. Bound in Japan drew upon this simple idea to promote understanding and exchange among Japanese and non-Japanese residents in a society that is more diverse than the homogeneous image it projects. Through the experience of … BOUND IN JAPAN – Happy Hour Salon with Thien-Kieu Lam
By Nathan C. Martin My bookshelf is full of books I’ve never read. Books are the only things I buy on impulse, and I rarely enter a bookstore I like without buying something. Not only that, but if I like a book I’ve read, I’ll often give it away to a friend. I also move … From the Editor’s Bookshelf: A Room 220 Holiday Gift Guide
SLIDE SHOW / ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING Friday, October 7th, 6:00pm at Antenna Artist Lynda Frese will give an artist talk followed by a book signing for her new publication Pacha Mama: earth realm. The artist will share recent images from the Peruvian Amazon and other off-the-grid experiences that helped shape the environmental themes of her work. … PACHA MAMA: earth realm