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Odd Words March 15, 2012

Posted by The Typist in books, literature, New Orleans, Odd Words, Poetry, Toulouse Street.

I’m on the road for work so this will be an abbreviated Odd Words for Thursday and Friday only which I’ll update and re-post when I get back Saturday morning:

& To kick-off the opening of four new branches of the public library,* please join nationally-acclaimed homegrown scholar Walter Isaacson for a book signing & discussion of STEVE JOBS: A Biography at the Main New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue. Octavia Books will provide books for purchase at the event. Thursday March 15 at 12:30 pm.

&Tonight at 17 Poets! New Orleans poet Dr. JERRY W. WARD and New York City poet BILL ZAVATSKY will read from their works, followed by an open mike hosted by Jimmy Ross.

& Constance will read from and sign MY BAYOU:nNew Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover at the Maple Street Book Shop Healing Center location on St. Claude Avenue. Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

&Oh, and the Friday routines. Friday’s routines:spokenwordnola.com’s weekly event at the Red Star Gallery on Bayou Road at 9 pm and the No Love Lost Poetry Reading at the Love Lost Lounge at 5:30 pm. Take you pick, or take two for the same price, as NLLP doesn’t charge a cover.

& The Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans will meet Saturday, March 17 to continue their discussion of Oliver Twist covering Book the Second, Chapters 23-36 at Metairie Park Country Day School Library. Saturday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m.

& The Maple Street Bar Poetry Series will feature Professor Artuto a.k.a. Arthur in the bar’s back patio. Last week’s listing for Pfister was a schedule mix-up between the series and the poet, but that means if you missed his earlier New Orleans appearances its not too late to catch him.

& Finally, a quick reminder that the Tennessee Williams Festival gets underway next week, running from March 21-25 with their headquarters at the Monteleone Hotel. I’m not going to try to list all of the authors and events until I update OW this weekend, but you can go to the website: tennesseewilliams.net for all the details and event tickets.

That’s it for now. More when I have a moment to catch up.



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