Reading Roundup — PANK Invasion + John Jeremiah Sullivan

Event: Aug 28, 2011

Two events, two white dudes with beards: (L) PANK Magazine editor M. Bartley Seigel reads as part of the "invasion" on Nov. 18; (R) John Jeremiah Sullivan reads "Feet in Smoke" from Pulphead Nov. 21
Two events, two white dudes with beards: (L) PANK Magazine editor M. Bartley Seigel reads as part of the "invasion" on Nov. 18; (R) John Jeremiah Sullivan reads "Feet in Smoke" from Pulphead Nov. 21

Thanks to everyone who came out Friday, Nov. 18, and Monday, Nov. 21, for readings at the Antenna Gallery.

On Nov. 18, twelve writers associated with PANK Magazine from New Orleans and beyond “invaded” the gallery for the most raucous reading Room 220 has hosted. Over 130 people showed up (that’s more than ten folks per reader, math enthusiasts), and none of the performers disappointed—most were hilarious, moving, or some combination thereof. Antonia Crane, Michael Glaviano, Anya Groner, Jenn Marie Nunes, and Gary Sheppard were highlights. Check out how cool everyone was:

Only a few days later, on Nov. 21, John Jeremiah Sullivan stopped in New Orleans on his tour in support of Pulphead, his fantastic new book of collected essays. Nathaniel Rich, author of The Mayor’s Tongue, also read a Thanksgiving-themed piece he had recently published in the New York Times Magazine. Aubrey Edwards, who took the portrait that accompanies the Room 220 interview with Sullivan, snapped a couple photos with her phone.

Room 220 is taking a break from hosting events this winter, but will return in spring with a full docket beginning in March. The site will stay live in the interim. See you then!