Recap: Carolyn Hembree book launch

Event: Sep 29, 2012

Carolyn Hembree arrives to the venue in a "hot little number," as her husband, Jonathan Padgett, who took the picture, described it.
Carolyn Hembree arrives to the venue in a "hot little number," as her husband, Jonathan Padgett, who took the picture, described it.

Fifty-or-so people braved the long trek across the Industrial Canal on Sept. 13 to attend the book launch for poet Carolyn Hembree’s Skinny at Lipstick Lingerie and Boutique in Chalmette. It was likely the cultural highlight of the decade for that strip mall, and a fantastic kickoff to Room 220‘s fall season of events. Thanks to all who came out (and especially who bought books!), and to Jonathan Padgett and Whitney Mackman for the photos and video.

Rumors and allegations regarding molestation of the mannequins are utterly unsubstantiated.

Video by Jonathan Padgett

Michael Jeffrey Lee is as good behind the bar as he is on the page.

Books can’t really “molest” anything, okay?