Sula Janet Evans is a singer-songwriter with the world beat/reggae band Zion Trinity and the lead singer of Mojuba, a band that focuses on sacred orisha music. She is also founding director of the Na’Zyia Doula Collective, a member and medicine queen of the Mardi Gras Indian Queens of the Nation, and an Akan/ancestor priest … In this time of great oppression, we are returning to old and ancient spiritual traditions: An interview with Janet “Sula Spirit” Evans
Room 220 is pleased to present a Happy Hour Salon celebrating two excellent New Orleans music books: Spirit of the Orisha by Janet “Sula Spirit” Evans and Talk that Music Talk edited by Rachel Breunlin and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes. The event, featuring readings, discussion, translation, and live music, will take place from 6 – 9 … ROOM 220 Presents: A Happy Hour Salon with Sula Spirit and the Neighborhood Story Project
Lorrie Moore kicks of a strong week of literary events in New Orleans with a reading at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, in the Lavin-Bernick Student Center on Tulane University’s campus. Moore is the author of five collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent collection, Bark, was nominated for the 2014 Story Prize. Her … A strong week for N.O. book events: Lorrie Morrie, Jesmyn Ward, Francisco Goldman, and more!
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
The Neighborhood Story Project, a collaborative community publishing endeavor that uses oral histories, photography, and storytelling to create books that document facets of New Orleans’ civic and cultural tapestry, was recently awarded a $240,000 grant from the Surdna Foundation to continue its wonderful projects. The grant will be awarded over a period of three years … Long Live the Neighborhood Story Project
By Ari Braverman More than 70 vendors will congregate at the eleventh-annual New Orleans Book Fair this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 725 Magazine St. (at Girod). Some will be hawking ’zines and self-published manuscripts. Some will be promoting more traditionally produced books, and others will be displaying screen-printed t-shirts, … N.O. Book Fair moves to the C.B.D., remains D.I.Y.