Room 220 is pleased to host a group of writers brought to New Orleans by PANK Magazine at 7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Antenna Gallery.
PANK is an literary undertaking that includes periodicals both print and online, as well as a chapbook imprint. Its editors occasionally muster PANK‘s national network of writers and friends to stage “invasion” events in select cities. Past invasions have occurred in Chicago, Brooklyn, Denver, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.
For its first New Orleans invasion, PANK is bringing writers from throughout the city, region, and country to the Antenna Gallery. Check out the Facebook event page.
A bit about the writers:
Claire Burgess hails from Birmingham, Alabama, where she was many things: a writing tutor, a library clerk, a house-sitter, a frozen yogurt swirler, a writer of magazine articles on linguistics and lost Native American tribes and MRI machines. Now she lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she just finished her MFA in creative writing at Vanderbilt University and is a fiction editor at Nashville Review. She has been the recipient of the Hackney Literary Award and was a finalist in Redivider’s 2010 Quickie contest.
Antonia Crane is a writer from Los Angeles who earns her keep pole dancing in New Orleans. Her nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Clock, SLAKE, Word Riot, PANK, The Rumpus, and other places. She interns at ZYZZYVA, volunteers at Write Girl and edits The Citron Review. She wrote a memoir about the sex industry and her mother’s illness called SPENT.
Tessa Fountaine grew up among Redwood trees and hippies in Woodacre, California, and now lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with kudzu, feral cats, and railroad tracks. She’s the nonfiction editor of Black Warrior Review. Her work can be found in Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, Brevity, and a chapbook entitled “My Poems” she stapled together in the fourth grade.