RM220’s Picks for the Best Panels and Other Events at the 2017 Tennessee Williams Festival (March 22 – 26)

One of the highlights of New Orleans literary calendar, the Tennessee Williams Festival (March 22 – 26) is celebrating its thirty-first year of festivities in 2017. Over its three decades, the festival has faithfully brought acclaimed poets, writers and playwrights from across…

ROOM 220’s Picks for the Best Panels and Other Events at the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival (March 30 – April 3)

One of the highlights of New Orleans’ literary calendar, the Tennessee Williams Festival (March 30 – April 3) is celebrating its thirtieth year of festivities in 2016. Over its three decades, the festival has faithfully brought acclaimed poets, writers and…

Bayou Magazine celebrates launch of Issue 64 at Saturn Bar on Feb. 12

Bayou Magazine will celebrate the launch of Issue 64 at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.). Issues of the magazine will be available for sale. The event will also feature a DJ, raffle prizes,…

Bright Lines author Tanwi Nandini Islam in conversation with TWF lit director J.R. Ramakrishnan Nov. 19

Author Tanwi Nandini Islam will present her new novel, Bright Lines, at an event featuring conversation with J.R. Ramakrishnan at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, at the Garden District Book Shop (2727 Prytania St.). The Denver Post called Islam’s…

Maurice Carlos Ruffin on the rise, winning contests, constantly publishing

New Orleans author and native Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who will present tonight at the Room 220 Happy Hour Salon honoring the 2015 Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction and Poetry Contest Winners, has had a string of publishing and contest successes lately, including new stories…

ROOM 220 Presents: A Happy Hour Salon with the winners and judges of the 2015 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Prizes

Room 220 is delighted to host a Happy Hour Salon honoring the winners of the 2015 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival’s fiction and poetry contests from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St.…

Room 220’s picks for this weekend’s Tennessee Williams Festival

The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival takes place this weekend. Room 220 recommends you find yourself at these events: (UPDATE:) The Internet Age has seen a renaissance of the novella. If you’re a fiction writer, and are free at 9 a.m.…

Inhabited by the story: An interview with Roxane Gay

By Jamey Hatley I am not entirely convinced that Roxane Gay is a single entity. I intend to find out at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, where she will sit for panels and interviews on both Saturday and Sunday, March…

I’m really only interested in the damaged and mishandled: An interview with Bill Cotter

By Christine P. Horn Bill Cotter’s new book, The Parallel Apartments, is a fascinating, harrowing, charming, and mortifying novel that spans decades and tracks a cast of nearly a dozen primary characters through wandering, interwoven escapades in Austin, Texas, where…

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