UNO presents an evening with Jennifer S. Davis and Mark Yakich on March 3

The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by Jennifer S. Davis & Mark Yakich at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140. The…

A strong week for N.O. book events: Lorrie Morrie, Jesmyn Ward, Francisco Goldman, and more!

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…

She taught me subtlety, and how to be an actress through voice and harmony

Ottessa Moshfegh, winner of the 2013 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction, will read along with Carlus Henderson at a Happy Hour Salon from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude…

Happy Hour Salon: Ottessa Moshfegh and Carlus Henderson

Please join Room 220 as we host the season’s second Happy Hour Salon with authors Ottessa Moshfegh and Carlus Henderson from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.). As always, this…

Walker Percy roundup: Revisiting the 1962 NBA scandal, weathering Sandy with The Last Gentleman, and the second Percy conference at Loyola

Some of the web’s more prominent book publications have had Walker Percy on the mind lately. First, at Slate, Benjamin Hedin takes a look at the 1962 National Book Award committee’s decision to give Percy’s The Moviegoer top prize, cementing the New Orleanian’s status…

The South Worries About Itself: An interview with John Jeremiah Sullivan

John Jeremiah Sullivan read as part of the final installment of the fall season of the Room 220 Live Prose at the Antenna Gallery reading series on Monday, November 21, 2011. He was joined by author Nathaniel Rich. Sullivan and…