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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
Room 220: Rachel Kushner on Movements, 'Flamethrowers'
Like any historical novel—even one set in recent history—Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers is a convergence of the past and the present, the time before now rendered with the help of research but intrinsically influenced by the contemporary moment that shapes the author’s daily life. And like many novels, The Flamethrowers is an amalgam of the author’s personal interests strung together by her character’s movements—in this case, the downtown New York art scene in the late 1970s and the Movement of ’77, a leftist revolt that rocked Italy that year.
Augusten Burroughs Talks 'How' at Octavia Books
Infomercials, seminars, Oprah, Chopra, Phil, and Laura: self-improvement in America is an impressively sturdy industry. According to a study by Marketdata, the self-improvement market was worth an estimated $11.17 billion in 2011, and specifically, self-improvement book sales were worth $776 million. Even Augusten Burroughs is getting into the act.
Room 220: Novelist Carmen Boullosa at Loyola
from Room 220
Mexican novelist Carmen Boullosa will give a presentation related to her new Spanish-language novel, Tejas, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Nunemaker Auditorium on Loyola University New Orleans’ campus (6363 St. Charles Ave.). Boullosa is one of Mexico’s leading novelists, poets and playwrights.
Room 220: On Solnit
by Room 220's Nathan C. Martin
I’m tempted to say that what attracts me most to Rebecca Solnit’s writing is its pitch—it’s poised, and drives relentlessly through her myriad subjects. Her prose reminds me of a dancer whose supreme athleticism is most obvious in its flourishes, but who truly impresses in her ability to sustain grace through a long routine.
Room 220: A Dizzying Array of NOLA Lit Events
by Nathan C. Martin of Room 220
A recurring theme among conversations I have with my friends is that New Orleans largely lacks—and this phrase has almost become a joke among certain folks I know—an “elevated level of discourse.” One friend went as far as to move back to Mexico City after trying to relocate to New Orleans, having realized, after a short trip back to D.F., that a conversation he had there with a cleaning lady was more interesting than any he’d had in New Orleans in the eight previous months.
'What About Us?'
Room 220 Previews The Melanated Writers' Summer Reading Series
Like most things in New Orleans, the men and women of the MelaNated Writers collective aren’t simply just writers—among them you will find musicians, students, journalists, lawyers, professors, activists, and citizens who live and work in a city where some were born but ultimately all have chosen to call home.
Room 220: Writers 'Emerge' at Black Widow Salon
from Press Street's Room 220
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's Literary Gift Guide
With the holidays upon us, Nathan C. Martin of Press Street's Room 220 pulls some gems from his bookshelf that you (or, rather, your friends and family) might like, too.
My bookshelf is full of books I’ve never read. Books are the only things I buy on impulse, and I rarely enter a bookstore I like without buying something. Not only that, but if I like a book I’ve read, I’ll often give it away to a friend.
David Sedaris Takes Detour From Diaries for NOLA Appearance
Around this time of year, David Sedaris is usually associated with his oft-rehashed curmudgeonly classic about the erosive effects of elf duty, The Santaland Diaries. But, as it turns out, Sedaris is the author of other works, and A.J. Allegra has Santaland covered locally anyway. So, when the acclaimed essayist rolls into the Garden District Book Shop Tuesday, the focus will turn to animal anxiety instead of Macy's Mayhem.
Room 220: Naomi Shihab Nye Wanders Over to Tulane Thurs.
from Press Street's Room 220
Self-described “wandering poet” Naomi Shihab Nye will read as part of Tulane’s Poet Laureate Series on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center (which, if it’s the same place Robert Hass read last winter, is pretty hard to find, so head over early if you’re not a Tulane student).
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