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Odd Words Catches Up (Sort Of) March 20, 2012

Posted by The Typist in books, New Orleans, Odd Words, Toulouse Street.
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There is a sequence in the original, Russian film version of Solaris in which a character represents the protagonists voyage to the distant space station by a high speed drive through the twisting expressways of a fictional, futuristic Moscow, a clear homage to the wormhole sequence of 2001, prefiguring the car sequences of Koyaanisqatsi, the driver hurtling through a highway labyrinth of overpasses and underpasses, the cryptic Cyrillic signs racing past so fast I’m not sure a Russian could read them, a tremendous sense of speed and urgency without reference to place or destination.

Such is my life lately, but I’m trying to keep up and get Odd Words out if only in bits and pieces.

& Octavia Books relocates to the Carousel Bar at the Monteleone as the Tennessee Williams Festival cranks up there to present MAD style! In honor of TV’s most anticipated season debut, the Monteleone is hosting a Mad Men Season 5 Premiere Party on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00pm–8:00pm in the newly renovated Carousel Bar and Lounge. Authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin will be at the celebration with Octavia Books to sign copies of UNOFFICIAL MAD MEN COOKBOOK: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men. Special Guest, cast member BRYAN BATT will be present as the event’s celebrity judge; and he will also be with us to sign copies of his recent book, BIG EASY STYLE. Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

& Maple Street Book Shop at the Healing Center on St. Clause hosts Professor John Klingman, the Richard Koch chair at the Tulane School of Architecture, will be at our Healing Center location on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6 p.m.., to discuss and sign his book, New in New Orleans Architecture.

& MonaLisa Savoy will be reading from Red Beans & Ricely Yours & new work at the Norman Meyer branch of the New Orleans public library, Tuesday, March 20th, part of the(re-) opening celebrations. Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

& Garden District Books is not hosting any events this week, but that’s because they’ll be too busy hosting the book store at the Tennessee William Festival at the Monteleone Hotel. If you’re going to the festival you know you’re going to spend too much money there, so just bring your checkbook and get over it.

& 17 Poets hosts poet and songwriter Jessica Ruby Radcliffe is the child of an Irish Gypsy and a Spanish aristocrat. She was taught by nuns until the age of 13 , when she hit the road. Her writing has been published in several magazines which she cannot remember because there was no money involved. She has performed throughout the USA and in England, Ireland, Canada, Japan, France, Italy and Hong Kong.She created and presented the performance group BOA Poets for a few years in the 1990’s. Jessica does not read very often and is delighted to be coming to The Goldmine. Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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