NolaVie Presents : Literature


One Book One New Orleans addresses a citywide desire to read

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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 ... Read More »

Lusher student named 'National Student Poet'

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a poetry reading in honor of the 2014 National Student Poets (from left: Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, Julia Falkner and Weston Clark) in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo by Paul Morse for the National Student Poets Program)

While most high-school students are fretting over pop quizzes, gym class and homecoming dates, Lusher student and poetic protogy Madeleine LeCesne has been reading her work to some of the biggest players in the American poetry scene…in the White ... Read More »

We've Got Your Weekend: Writers and zombies

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Shane's shout-out: Lost Bayou Ramblers and Coyotes at 10 p.m. Saturday at Gasa Gasa; $10 Lost Bayou Ramblers bring their energetic zydeco-rock fusion to one of the best rooms in the city to celebrate the release of their ... Read More »

The Pick: Momma Tried's list of top magazines

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Editor's Note: Last year, a new print-only magazine launched in New Orleans. Momma Tried is an arts, literature, and nudie magazine put out by Editor Micah Learned and Art Director Theo Eliezer. With contributions from nearly 50 collaborators, Momma Tried is a daringly ... Read More »

Nola Studiola dispatch: Marin Sardy

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As part of a new content partnership with Nola Studiola, a collaborative online platform where various artists -- visual and literary -- curate the site with their own content for month-long "residencies,” we will feature monthly “dispatches” from ... Read More »

One Book, One New Orleans

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The 10th annual One Book, One New Orleans event series focusing on adult literacy will launch with a kickoff party from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Publiq House (4528 Freret St.). The party ... Read More »

Nola Studiola dispatch: Christianne Sanchez Robinson

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As part of a new content partnership with Nola Studiola, a collaborative online platform where various artists -- visual and literary -- curate the site with their own content for month-long "residencies,” we will feature monthly “dispatches” from ... Read More »

Fifty years later, a jazz funeral for Dr. Mary

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On Monday, two threads in New Orleans’ long and sometimes twisted historical tapestry will intersect, giving us one of the most unlikely events of the summer. It’s a traditional jazz funeral, being held for a woman murdered 50 ... Read More »

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