In partnership with Louisiana State University, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, EGSA, and New Delta Review, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival promotes literary arts in Baton Rouge by bringing together writers of national acclaim with some of Louisiana's own writers, artists and performers.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The Word of Mouth Fun(draiser) at the Redstar Bar in down town Baton Rouge was a huge success! Thank you to everyone for coming out and showing support for the Delta Mouth and The New Delta Review-- and a special thanks to Redstar Bar, Polly Pry, DJ Twenty*Six, and RMONIC.
We couldn't have done it with out you!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Laurie Lynn Drummond’s collection of linked stories, Anything You Say Can and Will be Used Against You (HarperCollins 2004), was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and won the Best Book Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Violet Crown Award from the Writers’ League of Texas, and has been translated into Finnish, Japanese, and French. A story from her collection, “Something About a Scar,” won the 2005 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, New Delta Review, Story, New Virginia Review, Black Warrior Review, and Fiction. Her essays, several of which have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and cited in Best American Essays, have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Brevity, and River Teeth. A recipient of a 2008 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Literary Nonfiction, she is working on a memoir, Losing My Gun, and a novel, Memories of the Living, Lives of the Dead. A former police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Drummond received her MFA from LSU in 1991. She now teaches fiction and memoir in the MFA Program at the University of Oregon, where she also directs the Kidd Tutorial Program.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Red Star will join with The New Delta Review – the all graduate student-run literary magazine out of Louisiana State University – on Friday, October 23, 2009 in hosting “Word of Mouth: An Evening of Music, Drinks and Fun(draising).”
The New Delta Review aims to raise $800 or more to support Delta Mouth Literary and Music festival. Last year, Delta Mouth brought together 30 regional and national writers and artists for a weekend of music, readings, and art exhibits. This year’s event hopes to continue expanding Baton Rouge’s literary arts community by bringing even more national writers in connection with writers and artist from the local area. Delta Mouth is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, February 11 & 12, 2010.
The event will start at 9:00 PM at Red Star bar located at 222 Laurel Street downtown Baton Rouge. Come show your support for the literary arts in Baton Rouge!