RM220 will host Michael Martone and Rodney Jones at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave. We will have free broadsides featuring words from Martone’s latest book, BROODING, designed and printed by Friedrich Kerksieck and Small Fires Press. Octavia Books will be on hand to sell copies of Brooding. Michael … RM220 presents Michael Martone & Rodney Jones
By Nathan C. Martin Michael J. Lee denies any connection between his work and the Southern Gothic tradition, despite characteristics in his stories that might suggest one. This is not only because he’s originally from California—which disqualifies him in the first place—but because he feels too perpetually unmoored to align with any regionalism. “My time … Michael Jeffrey Lee’s Uncomfortable Gothic: An interview
First off, thanks to everyone who came out to Thursday’s reading. Second, if there’s anyone out there who knows how to use a camera and would like to take pictures of Room 220 events, please drop a line to nathan [at] press-street.com, because I apparently have no idea how to make a picture. You’ll get … A success by any measure besides documentary photography: Michael Martone’s reading at the Antenna Gallery
By Christopher Hellwig Christopher Hellwig is author of a forthcoming collection of biographies of fictional gunslingers, a former student of Michael Martone’s, and will read with his mentor (along with former classmate and Martone protégé Michael J. Lee) this Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Antenna Gallery. Event details here. #1: Hypoxia Per Martone’s … The Martone Guide to Good Writing
Michael Martone—author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction and contributor to Harper’s, Esquire, The Best American Essays and The Best American Short Stories—will celebrate the release of a new book of short stories along with two of his former students, Michael J. Lee and Christopher Hellwig on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Antenna Gallery.
Michael J. Lee lives above a barber shop on St. Claude Avenue. Before that, he studied in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama under Michael Martone. On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Lee and his former classmate Christopher Hellwig will read with Martone as part of the Live Prose at the Antenna Gallery reading … Michael J. Lee on Michael Martone
The current issue of The New Orleans Review includes, among much else, poetry from Joshua Edwards and Srikanth Reddy, essays by Samantha Cohen and Mike Miley, fiction by Jacob Appel (selected by Nancy Lemann as the inaugural winner of the Walker Percy Fiction Contest) and an excerpt from Christopher Hellwig’s forthcoming collection of fictional gunslinger … From The New Orleans Review: “Gerner’s Retired Lives of Gunslingers” by Christopher Hellwig (excerpt)
Room 220 is pleased to announce three stellar bouts of live prose soon to transpire at the Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St. in the Bywater. The Rm220 monthly reading series features local and visiting prose practitioners sharing their work and provides an opportunity for the downtown readerly and writerly communities to gather, converse, and gesticulate. … Room 220 Fall Reading Series Lineup Announced!!!