Upcoming Poetry Events

Pandemic + Hurricane Ida+ several deaths really wiped me out for awhile. The question for many of us now is: How do we keep moving? How do we fight complacency, fatigue, and all the good and bad that come with life? I've taken some time to rest and now I'm back with a few fall events.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Virtual Reading at Mac's Backs BookStore. Click here to watch on Facebook.




Thursday, October 28th at 6:30pm CT. Join Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae for the BOOk-tacular Virtual Literary Showcase featuring a group of outstanding authors. Must RSVP. Click here.




Streams November 12, 2021. Two Writers: One House with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Watch Kelly and Jarvis DeBerry talk about the balance of marriage and writing. View 2021 booklet here:



November 20, 2021 at 2:30PM CST. "I Ain't Much on Casanova" panel discussion based on Kelly's recent article.

How did LeVert's "Casanova" become beloved by New Orleans brass bands? Members of LeVert and Rebirth talk with Kelly and DJ Soul Sista. Register for the panel here.











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Thank you Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance for the Vindie Award for “We are the Holy Ones” in conjunction with the The Historic New Orleans Collection.