Events

Hyacinth Girl Press Reading

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:05 pm
New Orleans Healing Center
Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
A poetry reading featuring poets from Hyacinth Girl Press. With Margaret Bashaar, Jade Hurter, Pamela L. Taylor, and Kimberly Ann Southwick

Fiolet & Wing: Using Fabulist Elements to Write the Difficult in Women’s Poetry

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2-3:15 pm
Location: Mirror Room, McAlister Hall
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
In women’s literature, myth and magic easily co-exist with domestic concerns; indeed, they often amplify the drama of the ordinary. Amber Sparks describes “domestic fabulism” as writing that possesses an “immersion, an exploration of self and situation—of the dread that lives and lurks at home, where we cannot escape it.” This panel will blend critical presentations exploring domestic fabulism in women’s poetry with readings of poems from our anthology, specifically poems that address trauma through mystical elements. With Stacey Balkun, Jade Hurter, Catherine Moore, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

Reading: Bloodjet Poetry Series

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8pm
BJ’s in the Bywater, New Orleans, LA
Join us in the Living Room to celebrate words from poets Jade Hurter and Andrew Ketcham. Open mic with limited sign up to follow.

Slut Songs Chapbook Launch Party

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7 pm
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, New Orleans, LA
Come celebrate the launch of SLUT SONGS (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2017), the first collection of poetry by Jade Hurter. The event will also feature readings by poets Jessica Morey-Collins and Clare Welsh.

Mythology of the Mundane: Poetry of Domestic Fabulism

Friday, April 21, 2017
3:30-4:30 at New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
In women’s literature, myth and magic easily co-exist with domestic concerns; indeed they often amplify the drama of the ordinary. An appreciation for the blending of real and surreal elements has existed since Flannery O’Connor’s accolades and through contemporary poets. Recently, Amber Sparks coined the term “domestic fabulism” in her June 2014 essay “New Genres: Domestic Fabulism or Kansas with a Difference” in which she defines it as writing that “takes the elements of fabulism—the animals that talk, the weather that wills itself into being, the people who can fly—and pulls them in tight, bringing them home. Domestic fabulism uses elements like a magnifying glass, or rather, a funhouse mirror” (Sparks). We see it as a disturbingly close-to-home magical realism. With Stacey Balkun, Catherine Moore, Jade Hurter, Paula Neves, Erin Elizabeth Smith

Reading: National Poetry Month Local Lyricists

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30-8 pm
Rosa Keller Library and Community Center, New Orleans, LA
Celebrate National Poetry Month as local authors Shadow Angelia, Stacey Balkun, Jade Hurter, and Cassie Pruyn perform selections of their published work at the Keller Library.

Jackalope-Girl Learns to Speak Book Launch Party

Fri, May 6, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM at Tubby & Coo’s 
632 N. Carrolton Ave NOLA 70119

Join Stacey Balkun with poets Wren Hanks, Jade Hurter, Z. W. Mohr, Jessica Morey-Collins, & Chris Romaguera for poems, snacks, and jackalope-themed drinks. Beastie costumes encouraged.

Reading: 2016 Faulker Society Words & Music Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2016
5:00  p. m. — Queen Anne Ballroom
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
The Dark Side of Literature & Life in Verse
Led by the widely published poet Peter Cooley, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Tulane University, will lead a discussion of how poets reflect the Society of their times. He will read and then introduce Carolyn Hembree,Jade Hurter, Jaymes Bullet, Christopher Romaguera, who will read from their current work relating to this year’s Words & Music theme.

Reading: Ladyfest New Orleans

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2:00-5:00 PM 

2448 N. Villere St, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Wednesday evening reading will take place at a private residence that hosts the monthly Dogfish Reading Series, and will involve great food, great wine, and great fun! We’ll hear from some of the fantastic women writing literature in New Orleans and Louisiana, including Gina Ferrara, Andrea Panzeca, Lauren Burgess, The Witness, Anna Young, Sara Jacobelli, Jade Hurter, Laura McKnight, Raina Zelinski, Nancy Harris, Stacey Balkun, Aran Donovan, and Nicole Eiden. Everyone is welcome!