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Irish House Ready for Bloomsday

To most, today, June 16, might just be another Tuesday. But for James Joyce fans around the world, June 16 marks the ever-important literary celebration, Bloomsday. In commemoration of the Irish writer’s novel Ulysses, The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) will be hosting a reading of the epic story. Writers and literary enthusiasts from across the city will come out to narrate excerpts of the famously dense, Ulysess. 

Reading: Laura Mullen & Afton Wilky

by Sara Slaughter for Room 220

The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by Laura Mullen & Afton Wilky at 8p.m. tonight (3.09), at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 197. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book signing, and brief reception. The event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.

Room220: Zadie Smith to Speak

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

Author Zadie Smith, who is this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University, will give a reading and sit for an interview with Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Assistant Professor in English, at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Lavin-Bernick Center (Kendall Cram Auditorium, 2nd floor).

Today in NOLA: 2.10.16

It’s all over until February 28th next year! Ash Wednesday tends to be subdued in New Orleans, but if you do feel like getting out, the Pelicans are back in town, the Leaf is hosting world music night, and National Book Award Finalist Emily St. John is reading in the Garden District. On this day in 1763, the Treaty of Paris handed the Louisiana colony over to Spain. Now, more to do this Monday.  

Room 220: Wave Length

By Sara Slaugher for Room 220

The Waves, a new quarterly LGBTQ reading series, will hold its first reading of 2016 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.)  The series will present local and visiting writers alongside emerging and student voices to encompass a multigenerational LGBTQ perspective.

Voyage Home: Robin Coste Lewis to Speak at NOMA

By Sara Slaughter for Room 220

This week, the New Orleans Museum of Art will take a long look at American identities capped by a literary treat. Poet and National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis will speak at NOMA (1 Collins Diboll Circle) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. 

Boo-k Bash

Photos From the Library's Spooktacular Saturday

Halloween is a week long celebration in New Orleans. On Saturday (10.24), the New Orleans Public Library Foundation kicked off the festivities with their annual Spooktacular Fall Fest. Costumed kids and parents descended on the Algiers Regional Library for entertainment by the Uptown Music Theater, magic, games, and even some books. 

Room 220 Reminds Us That Iowa is More Than Caucuses

By Room 220

The University of Iowa's creative writing program is widely lauded as the best in the nation. So, it was a coup when Room 220 bought the school's International Writers Program Even more impressive, on September 29th, the global writers will return for the fifth straight year. This year’s reading will feature Armen of Armenia (Armenia), Karen Villeda(Mexico), Samuel Kolawole (Nigeria), and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow (Singapore).

Getting Used to It

Gwendolyn Knapp Talks Writing, NOLA, and IBS

Humidity, sweat, grease and the occasional hangover: these are things the New Orleanian must accept. But add to that gastrointestinal problems, hoarding and the search for your soul mate and you’re really in for a doozy. In her new book After A While You Just Get Used To It, Gwendolyn Knapp explores all these phenomena that make up a southern woman’s life— especially one living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 

Room 220: April Toole's Day

By Nathan Martin, Room 220

As Americans read fewer and fewer books and feel generally more isolated in the technological age, there has emerged a response among lovers of literature that seems to address both issues—mass public book readings that engage attendees both literarily and socially.

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