Saturday, August 18, 2012


river's back for another season of readings from the best
of baton rouge and the louisiana literary community:

we are officially changing the times to tuesdays at 8pm and still the same supporting location boudreaux + thibodeaux (downtown, 214 third st.).  last but most important piece of news to release is that john david harding will be managing the series for the forseeable future so everyone please contact him for reading slots and event suggestions.  as always, i will be aberrant in the riverever, vincent cellucci, now conceding to this year's inaugural readers:

Victoria Mansberger, a uber-talented poet rising in baton rouge; also pursuing her mfa @ lsu

Carrie Causey, another baton rouge poet teaching at baton rouge community college with an outstanding publication record.

and another teacher_poet joining us from down river:

Brad Richard, who will be giving the river his second only sneak peak of his new book: butcher's sugar

Brad Richard’s books include Habitations (Portals Press, 2000);  Motion Studies winner of the 2010 Washington Prize (The Word Works. 2011); and Butcher’s Sugar, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press (2012). He has also published two chapbooks, The Men in the Dark (Lowlands Press, 2004) and Curtain Optional (Press Street, 2011). His poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Bayou, Guernica, Hunger Mountain Review, The Iowa Review, The Laurel Review, Literary Imagination, The Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. Recipient of fellowships from the Surdna Foundation and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and 2002 Poetry Winner in the Poets & Writers, Inc., Writers Exchange competition, he is chair of the creative writing program at Lusher Charter High School in New Orleans. He is also co-director of the New Orleans New Writers Literary Festival, a festival for high school writers, and the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana, a regional affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. 

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