“I Can’t Promise This is True” – An Interview with Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar is a journalist and the author of six books, most recently a novel, entitled Vengeance, set in part at Louisiana’s Angola prison. He’s based here in New Orleans and teaches at Tulane University. WRBH’s David Benedetto sat down…

Why There Are Words: Inaugural New Orleans Reading

Octavia Books hosts the inaugural New Orleans reading of Why There Are Words at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at their storefront (513 Octavia). Hear from wonderful local writers in one of New Orleans’s most beloved independent bookstores, Octavia Books. Books…

RM220 presents: Antonia Crane, Stephen Elliott, & Zachary Lazar

Rm220 presents Antonia Crane, Stephen Elliott, and Zachary Lazar at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude). This event is free and open to the public. Antonia Crane is the author of the memoir, Spent (Barnacle…

Zachary Lazar – Vengeance Book Signing

Garden District Book Shop hosts the release of Zachary Lazar’s Vengeance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Cafe Istanbul (2372 St. Claude Avenue). Zachary Lazar reads from his book, Vengeance, in conjunction with The Graduates, a performance group of…

ROOM 220 presents Jami Attenberg

ROOM 220 hosts the book launch for Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Up at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Avenue).  Zachary Lazar will interview Attenberg after the reading. Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books, television, and urban…

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward and Peter Cooley receive accolades

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been named one of two winners of the Strauss Living prize for literary excellence. The award, given every five years by the American Academy of Arts and…

Recently Read: Boosie longread, Against being against New Orleans exceptionalism, Zell on crime, Lazar on Kline, and more!

Here’s a roundup of New Orleans- and Louisiana-related articles the Room 220 editors have come across and found interesting in the past little while. Lil Boosie longread At Playboy, New Orleans journalist and criminal mitigation specialist Ethan Brown breaks down…

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.…

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…

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