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New Delta Review to Host Fundraiser

Fiction readings, poetry performances and music on March 29

03/19/2012 04:18 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU literary journal New Delta Review will hold a fundraiser featuring readings by LSU creative writing faculty and a performance by local Americana band Flatbed Honeymoon. The event will take place on Thursday, March 29, at Red Dragon Listening Room.


Run by the LSU English department’s creative writing graduate students, the bi-annual New Delta Review has published the work of both emerging and established writers since 1984. Each issue includes original fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, interviews and artwork. Its contributors are regularly included in anthologies such as Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and Best American Poetry. In 2010, New Delta Review celebrated the launch of an online journal, The journal is entirely self-sustaining, relying on donations, publication sales, and entry fees from its annual contests to publish.


“Since we have recently transformed into an online journal, we’re using our funds to venture into other forms of print publication, such as chapbooks and art prints, and to expand our online presence to reach broader audiences,” said Aimee Davis, New Delta Review editor and fiction MFA candidate.


The fundraiser will feature readings from LSU’s internationally-lauded creative writing professors James Gordon Bennett, Laura Mullen, Lara Glenum and 2011 Louisiana Writer Award-winner James Wilcox, as well as Minnesota-based poet Brett DeFries, the winner of New Delta Review’s first ever chapbook contest. Flatbed Honeymoon, who has achieved a local following over the past two years, will close out the night.


Davis sees the fundraiser as yet another way the journal can contribute to the Baton Rouge arts scene at a venue that has become a popular hot spot for both local and nationally recognized acts.


“In the past few years, NDR has worked hard to become an active member of the arts community in Baton Rouge. We recently hosted the 4th Annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival, the only free festival of its kind in Louisiana. Our other events, including readings, fundraisers, and even an annual drag ball, aim to bring something new and exciting to literary arts in southern Louisiana,” said Davis.


The event begins at 7 p.m. at Red Dragon Listening Room, located at 2401 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge. A suggested donation of $5 is encouraged.


For more information contact Davis at 501-952-4623 or, or visit the event’s Facebook page.

LSU Media Relations