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Odd Words June 13, 2013

Posted by The Typist in books, literature, New Orleans, Odd Words, Poetry, Toulouse Street.
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This week’s featured event in Odd Words: Bloomsday NOLA returns to The Irish House Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. for Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, appropriately on Father’s Day. Come read or just join us and enjoy good food and drink. All are welcome to read, up to 10 minutes max. Featuring guest readers: John Joyce, The Brothers Goat (Michael Jeffrey Lee & Christopher Hellwig), Vincent Cellucci, Pandora Gastelum, Herbert Kearney, and Susan Larson.

& Thursday evening Eve Ensler, the author of The Vagina Monologues and impetus behind V-Day and One Billion Rising, returns to New Orleans this week. Ensler will sign her recent memoir In the Body of the World at Ashé Cultural Arts Center at 6 p.m.

& Also on Thursday, a poetry open mic at Flora’s Coffee House on Royal at Franklin at 8 p.m., hosted by Jimmy Ross.

& Starting Friday Author Michelle Embree’s presents “By The Skin of the Words–A Sermon” at the Allways Lounge at 8 p.m. “Embree exposes the links between the deeply private terrors of growing-up with a psychopathic father and the overwhelming terrain of global terrorism. These are stories of survival, sanity, and transformation.” Shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By donation.

& On Friday Night Spoken Word New Orleans hosts featured performers and an open mic at Special Tea on Banks St. $5 admission, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Watch Odd Words’ daily updates for features as they are announced.

& Saturday at Maple Street Book Shop Uptown Storytime with Miss Maureen hosts Bring your dad for cookies and a book! In honor of Father’s Day, we’ll read When a Dad says I Love You by Douglas Wood and Jennifer Bell.

& On June 16th The Ashe Cultural Center, at 1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, will be hosting the Beasts and Books, a Father’s Day Picnic to benefit the Southern Food and Beverage Culinary Library. The library is a partnership project of The SoFab Museum and The New Orleans Public Library, an effort to preserve the culture of Southern food and drink by consolidating all materials in a central location. The event will be held from 12:30pm to 4pm and will host a Culinary Book Fair featuring vendors of old and new culinary themed books, dance and music performances.

& Also on Sunday Bloomsday NOLA returns to The Irish House Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. for Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses, appropriately on Father’s Day. Come read or just join us and enjoy good food and drink. All are welcome to read, up to 10 minutes max. Featuring guest readers: John Joyce, The Brothers Goat (Michael Jeffrey Lee & Christopher Hellwig), Vincent Cellucci, Pandora Gastelum, Herbert Kearney, and Susan Larson.

& Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Maple Leaf Bar is the Maple Leaf Reading Series, the oldest continuous reading series in the south, founded by Everette Maddox. In the back patio, weather permitting. Periodic features and an open mic every Sunday. This Sunday Poets it is a Bloomsday open mic. “Bring your Irish,” says organizer Nancy Harris.

& The new Sunday show from Spoken Word New Orleans is Poetry and Paint Brushes. This week featuring Asia “Preach” Palmer, Will “Duece” Powell and and J. Mickey McKinney and special guest from St. Louis, MO, Louis Conphicltion. Spoken Word artists perform as a resident artist sketches the performers. Doors at 7 pm. and show at 8 pm. at Special Tea, 4337 Banks Street.

& On the second, fourth, and fifth Sunday of each month, Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers at 8:00 p.m. at the Fair Grinds Coffee House on 3133 Ponce de Leon St.

& Monday the Jefferson Parish Library Fiction Writers Group hosts a critique session at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library.

& Also Monday night The New Orleans Haiku Society shares Haiku on the third Monday of every month at the Latter Branch Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. For more information call 596-2625.

& Susan Larson, the former book editor of the former Times-Picayune newspaper and member of the National Book Critics Circle hosts The Reading Life on WWNO (89.9 FM) on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. She features interviews with authors of local and national interest.

& Also on Tuesday the M.L.K. Branch Library features ReWrite, a writing workshop led by Zuri McCormick for ages 18 and up at 11 a.m. and the Hubbel Branch hosts Author’s Night with a discussion by Erin Greenwald of A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies

& Wednesday, June 19 Garden District Books features Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone at 6 p.m. The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 and the summer that would change them both.

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