NOCCA hosts four new arrivals at fall 2010 Creative Readings Series
October 20 * NOCCA’s Ken Kirschman Artspace * 2800 Chartres * 7pm
New Orleans has always attracted writers and artists, and in the past few years, the city has seen another wave of literary newcomers. That got us thinking: why? We’re curious about what New Orleans has to offer them as writers and vice versa. On Wednesday October 20th at 7:00, in NOCCA’s Ken Kirschman Artspace, the Creative Writing Department will showcase four poets who are relatively new to town: Nik De Dominic, Paul Killebrew, Sara Slaughter, and Jeremy JF Thompson. We look forward to hearing their work and thoughts about their new home.
This event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. A reception with the authors will follow.
Nik De Dominic moved to New Orleans in May, 2009. Pushcart nominated, his work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. He is an editor of The Offending Adam and an associate editor of the New Orleans Review. As a visiting instructor for Bard College, he teaches classes on thinking and writing inside Orleans Parish Prison.
Paul Killebrew was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. His first full-length collection, Flowers, was published by Canarium Books this year, and his long poem Inspector vs. Evader has recently been republished online by Ugly Duckling Presse. He moved to New Orleans in 2008 to take a job as a staff attorney with Innocence Project New Orleans, an nonprofit law office in the Bywater that represents innocent prisoners in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi who are sentenced to life without parole.
Sara Slaughter is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, who moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2009. She is currently enrolled in the low-residency MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Helicon, The Honeyland Review, and a collection celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Elizabeth Bishop.
Jeremy JF Thompson was born in Los Angeles, CA. He went to college at UCSB in Santa Barbara, CA. He went to Grad School at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Shortly after, he moved to Queens, NY, where he was an instructor at The Center for Book Arts. His book, AUTOGRAPHOGRAPHY, will be out in 2011 through Cuneiform Press. He runs Auto Types Press and blogs at autotypist.blogspot.com.