A Trail of Discovery: A Review of Juyanne James’ The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories

The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories Juyanne James Chin Music Press, 2015 Images of a South Louisiana experience, in New Orleans and in the country, some surprising, some familiar, emerge throughout Juyanne James’ debut collection of short stories, The Persimmon Trail and Other…

Antenna::Room 220 announces open calls for chapbooks and other creative work

Antenna::Room 220 is pleased to announce two new open calls for creative work: ANTENNA::ROOM 220 CHAPBOOK SERIES Submission Deadline: May 21, 2016 Antenna is soliciting proposals for chapbooks that investigate the intersections and collaborative possibilities between literature and art (defined and interpreted broadly).…

Community Book Center celebrates new interior design with Tulane City Center on April 27

This week, the Community Book Center will celebrate the completion of its new interior design/build in partnership with the Tulane City Center. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Community Book Center…

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…

Every one of these pieces is absolutely sincere: An interview with Adam Tipps Weinstein

Editor’s note: Room 220 will host contributing writer Michael Jeffrey Lee alongside Adam Tipps Weinstein and Laurence Ross at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.).  I first met Adam Weinstein in Tuscaloosa, that notorious Alabama town with…

To make this inscrutable thing understandable: An interview with Anya Groner

Anya Groner’s work has appeared in Guernica, The Rumpus, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her projects include a recently produced chapbook of poetry and a novel-in-progress called The Trouble With Girls. She has published everything from essays to…

I don’t have to leave New Orleans, it’s leaving me: An interview with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Maurice Carlos Ruffin has always been a writer, he says, but his writing speaks for itself on this account. Ruffin, a New Orleans native, earned his MFA in 2013 and has been taking the literary community by storm ever since.…

PAGE FLIPPERS presents: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye read aloud

PAGE FLIPPERS is a new quarterly event in New Orleans that invites guests to read great novels aloud or simply listen. The winter 2016 book is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and the reading will take place on at…

Recently read, a New Orleans writers round up: Anya Groner, Adrian Van Young, Tad Bartlett, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Countless writers in New Orleans are ever plucking away at their keyboards, conducting research or interviews, or simply probing their memories and inner lives to create worthwhile work. Much of this is published online, scattered disparately throughout cyberspace. Here are…

The Broad Side Reading Series at Baskerville on Dec. 3

The Broad Side Reading Series presents a reading by Andy Young, Jessica Kinnison, and Candice Wuehle at 7 pm on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Baskerville (3000 Royal St.). The Broad Side, spearheaded by Elizabeth Gross and Amelia Bird, pairs up writers…

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