Category Archives: New Orleans

A Reading in the Garden: Saturday, May 12th!

May events at Alvar Library:

913 Alvar St. New Orleans, LA 70117

504.596.2667

 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 5:30 pm

Fess Up! Presenting a new DVD and book of essays about the legendary pianist, Professor Longhair.

Meet the makers and celebrate the release of Fess Up!

 

Saturday, May 12th, 2:00-4:00 pm

A Reading in the Garden, hosted by local poet and artist Delia Tomino Nakayama.

Open mike reading by our “In the Garden” workshop participants. Others may sign up to read as well.

 

Thursday, May 17th, 6-7:30 pm

Reading, Book Talk, Performance by Jose` Torres-Tama

Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares is a debut collection that documents twenty-five years of Jose` Torres-Tama’s poetry in his unique bilingual voice.

 

Saturday, May 26th, 2:00-3:45 pm

Self-Publishing 101

Learn the basics of self-publishing: the various formats, the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, and other tips. Presented by local poet, photographer, and artist Phyllis Parun.

 

All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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In the Garden Writers’ Workshop Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 pm!

Join us for the In the Garden Writers’ Workshop. (We had to cancel last Saturday due to bad weather, so we will have the workshop tomorrow):

When? Saturday, April 21st, 2:00-3:45 pm

Where? Alvar Library, 913 Alvar Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. 504.596-2667

Special Guest!  Poet, writer, comedian, radio host Chris Champagne, author of The Yat Dictionary, The New Yat Dictionary Revised,  Roach Opera and Secret New Orleans.

From his Amazon author page: A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Chris Champagne is a graduate of the Orleans Parish School system and of the University of New Orleans with a BA in History. He is a writer, performer, poet, comedian, political satirist, radio show host and columnist who has performed his work on stages all over the Greater New Orleans area.

He was voted one of 144 New Orleans Characters in 2012 and was voted best comedian in New Orleans in 2013 and 2014. He was a member of National Poetry Slam teams in San Francisco in 1993 and Chicago in 1999. He received artists’ residencies from the Alliance of Artists in 2006 and The College of Santa Fe in 2008.

Chris is the author of the poetry book Roach Opera {Portals Press 2007}, and The Yat Dictionary [Lavender Ink, 2013}, a book on the dialect spoken by native Orleanians. His family on both sides has resided in New Orleans continuously since the first half of the 18th century.

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In the Garden Writers’ Workshop Saturday March 10th!

We are having the next In the Garden Writers’ Workshop this Saturday, March 10th, from 2:00-3:45 pm.

The topic will be prose: flash fiction and flash nonfiction/memoir. Bring your notebooks and pens and come prepared to write!

Where?

Alvar Library

913 Alvar St.

New Orleans. LA 70117

504.596.2667

Each workshop is different and you may attend as many sessions as you would like. This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Case #3509745 has been published in Postcard Shorts!

My flash fiction piece Case #3509745 has been published on Postcard Shorts! You can read it here: http://www.postcardshrts.com/read-2613.html

Postcard Shorts features flash fiction and flash nonfiction/memoir short enough to fit on a postcard. (Approximately 250 words or less).  I have quite a few stories published on this site. You can search the index by author and by title. You’ll find a wide variety of stories here: from general literature to science fiction, mystery, memoir and humor. You might want to write and submit a story of your own.

 

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Big Ruby’s Gasoline Heaven

 

My short story, “Big Ruby’s Gasoline Heaven” has been published in Scarlet Leaf Review, an online literary magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Check it out, leave a comment.

Go to www,scarletleafreview.com, Select January 2018, Select Short Stories,

Select Sara Jacobelli

https://www.scarletleafreview.com/short-stories9/category/sara-jacobelli

 

 

 

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Carolyn Levy Book Talk and Peter Cooley Poetry Workshop!

Local author Carolyn Levy will read from and discuss her mystery novel, “Regina,” set in 1980s uptown New Orleans. Bill Lavender from Lavender Ink will introduce Ms. Levy.

Where? Alvar Library

913 Alvar St. New Orleans, LA 70117

504-596-2667

When? Thursday, January 11th, 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Dr. Peter Cooley, Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, and the 2015 Poet Laureate of Louisiana, will teach poetry writing at the next “In the Garden Writing Workshop.”

Where? Alvar Library

913 Alvar St. New Orleans, LA 70117

504-596-2667

When? Saturday, January 13th, 2:00-3:45 pm

Both events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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“Up Decatur” Book Release Party and “In the Garden” Writers’ Workshop

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Upcoming events at Alvar Library, 913 Alvar Street, 504-596-2667:

 

Thursday, December 7th, 6-7:30 pm. Book release party for “Up Decatur,” the new poetry book by Valentine Pierce, New Orleans spoken word artist, writer and graphic designer. Ms. Pierce is the author of the poetry collection, “Geometry of the Heart.”

 

Saturday, December 9th, 2-3:45 pm. In the Garden Writers’ Workshop. The workshops meet on the second Saturday of the month, from September 2017 through May 2018.  December’s workshop will be led by poet, translator, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts teacher Andy Young. Ms. Young is the author of the poetry collection, “All Night It Is Morning.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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