By Taylor Murrow Megan Holt doubts many people are surprised to learn that New Orleans’ adult literacy rate is lower than the national average—the New Orleans Community Data Center estimates the city has a 26 percent low-literacy rate among 18- to 64-year olds, compared to 23 percent nationally. Stereotypical perceptions of the city are informed […]
Room 220 is pleased to present a Happy Hour Salon featuring Eli Horowitz to celebrate the release of the new novel, The Silent History, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.). He will be joined by local author Adrian Van Young. The Silent History—co-created by Horowitz, Matthew Derby, […]
Every single adult literacy program in New Orleans has a wait list: One Book One New Orleans addresses a citywide desire to read
Thursday! Thursday! Thursday! Music Makers, Cuban book arts, and the Great New Orleans Kidnapping!
As tends to happen from time to time, this Thursday, Oct. 16, will bring to New Orleans three excellent book events, but you’ll have to be a time-traveling ninja to get to all of them. So, take your pick: Tim Duffy, founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, will present that organization’s new book, We Are […]
M’Bilia Meekers and Geoff Munsterman read at Crescent City Books Oct. 9
New Orleans poets M’Bilia Meekers and Geoff Munsterman will present their work at a reading beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Crescent City Books (223 Chartres St.). Meekers is the author of Wish for a Drowned Daughter, a collection of poetry that won the 2011 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition. She is also a singer […]