Why There Are Words-New Orleans, Fall 2019

Join us for the third quarterly reading of the year of the Why There Are Words – New Orleans (WTAW-NOLA). Hear from five featured local writers focusing on a common theme. Books will be on sale and authors will be signing. A volunterry $10 donation to WTAW-NOLA at the door is suggesd. The program is curated and emceed by Liz Green. Hear from the following featured local writers on the theme of “Memory.”

C.W. Cannon writes fiction and non-fiction. His work has appeared in Other VoicesThird CoastExquisite CorpseAmerican Book ReviewConstanceLouisiana Cultural Vistas, New Orleans ReviewThe RumpusSituate, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. His work has been anthologized in In Our Own Words: a Generation Defining ItselfDo You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?Louisiana in Words, and New Orleans by New Orleans. He is the author of four novels: Soul Resin (2002), Katrina Means Cleansing(2015), French Quarter Beautification Project (2017), and Sleepytime Down South (2018). His work appears often at The Lens (thelensnola.org), where he writes on New Orleans culture, the south, and race. His work in The Lens earned him the 2014 New Orleans Press Club Award for best column of the year. He teaches writing and New Orleans Studies at Loyola University New Orleans.

Nicole M.K. Eiden is a poet and narrative filmmaker who explores the common challenges and beauty of ordinary life. The poem “Mortgage,” from her debut collection I Am One of You (Mississippi Sound Publishing, 2016), won 3rd place in the 2016 Women’s National Book Association writing contest and will appear in the forthcoming 2019 New Poetry From the Midwest (New American Press). Kirkus Reviews selected I Am One of You as a featured book in their Indie category. Her films have won honors including a CINE Golden Eagle Award and Best Narrative Short at the Ozone Film Festival. She holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans in Film Production. Originally from Ohio, Nicole co-owns Windowsill Pies, a Southern-style pie and tart company in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

Elizabeth Miki Brina is completing a memoir currently under contract with Knopf Doubleday Press. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of New Orleans. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Hyphen, New Delta Review, So to Speak, Under the Gum Tree, and is forthcoming in River Teeth



Angela Mitchell is the author of the story collection, Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories (WTAW Press 2018). Her work has appeared in Colorado ReviewNew SouthCarveMidwestern GothicstorySouth and other journals; it has also been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). An eighth generation native of the Ozarks of southern Missouri, she now lives in St. Louis with her family. 


Kimberly Ann Southwick is an Aries with a Capricorn Moon & Ascendant. She is the founder & editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS, which has been in print since 2009. Her current manuscript in circulation, ORCHID ALPHA, has been a finalist for the 2018 Moon City Press Prize in Poetry & Elixir Press's 2019 Antivenom Poetry Award as well as a semi-finalist for the 2019 Perugia Press Prize. She is a PhD candidate in English & Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her most recently published poetry chapbook is EFS & VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?: A Collection of Stories & Essays Set in the Big Easy Cover Image
By David Rutledge (Editor), Bruce Rutledge (Editor)
ISBN: 9780985041601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broken Levee Books - August 28th, 2012

"So lovely to look at, so pleasant to hold, with a bit of intrigue or insight on every page."--The Times-Picayune

Soul Resin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573660990
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
Published: Fiction Collective 2 - March 4th, 2002

Katrina Means Cleansing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996354592
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: 47 Journals LLC - June 24th, 2015

Haze is excited to be joining one of the best high school marching bands in New Orleans, but worried about getting in and staying in. Miranda wonders whether she'll ever make any real friends at a school where she doesn't even like any of the kids.

I Am One of You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988212657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mississippi Sound Publishing LLC - June 1st, 2016

Described as "moving," "delightful," and "skillfully written," Nicole Eiden's poetry examines our connections to each other and the continuity of the human experience.

Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998801469
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
Published: Wtaw Press - October 10th, 2018

Fiction. Short Stories. This collection of seven connected stories set in the Ozarks explores the relationships between people and place and the changing culture of rural America.

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