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July Literary Events

 

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Colson Whitehead at Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

Sunday the 7th

Poetry Night, Maple Leaf Bar, 3 PM

Tuesday the 9th

The Moth StorySLAM. The theme is “Bold,” Cafe Istanbul, 7 PM

Wednesday the 10th

Garden District Book Shop Club meets to discuss Tommy Orange’s novel, There There, Garden District Book Shop, 6 PM

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Interview with Alexander Chee

 

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Alexander Chee

 “[Y]ou can spend over a decade writing a novel about a woman soprano singer in the 19th century who believes her voice might be cursed, dooming her to repeat fates of the roles she performs. You can research it intensively at archives around the country and abroad, take trips to the sites, write grant applications to support this work, carefully fact check it with historians who work with the period, fill it with a critique of an economy dependent on the sexual servitude of women and the resulting culture in which we unthinkingly repeat many of the traditions to this day. And yet when you get to a Q&A, all too often, the question is about how much of you is in the novel, when you were never the point.” – Alexander Chee

                                          Read the full interview here.