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Room 220: NOLA Celebrates Bloomsday with Marathon Reading of Ulysses

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Join a bevy of local writers and James Joyce enthusiasts as New Orleans celebrates Bloomsday with a marathon reading of Ulysses beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, at the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.). 

Room 220: Writers 'Emerge' at Black Widow Salon

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The Black Widow Salon continues its monthly literary event series at Crescent City Books in February with a group of “emerging” local writers: Christopher Hellwig, Jenna Mae, M’Bilia Meekers, and Ingrid Norton. The reading takes place on Monday, Feb. 6, from 7 – 9 p.m. (230 Chartres Street). Click through for more about the writers:

Room 220: Michael Martone Rings in Short Story Collection at Antenna Gallery

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Michael Martone - author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction and contributor to Harper’s, Esquire, The Best American Essays and The Best American Short Stories - will celebrate the release of a new book of short stories, For For a Quarter, along with two of his former students, Michael J. Lee and Christopher Hellwig on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Antenna Gallery.

Room 220: Gerner's Retired Lives of Gunslingers

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The current issue of The New Orleans Review includes, among much else, poetry from Joshua Edwards and Srikanth Reddy, essays by Samantha Cohen and Mike Miley, fiction by Jacob Appel (selected by Nancy Lemann as the inaugural winner of the Walker Percy Fiction Contest) and an excerpt from Christopher Hellwig’s forthcoming collection of fictional gunslinger biographies, Gerner’s Retired Lives of Gunslingers.

Room 220's Fall Reading Series

Room 220 is pleased to announce three stellar bouts of live prose soon to transpire at the Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St. in the Bywater. The monthly reading series features local and visiting prose practitioners sharing their work and provides an opportunity for the downtown readerly and writerly communities to gather, converse, and gesticulate.

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