Delta Mouth 2018

Delta Mouth 2018 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out for our readings and panels.

Photo of Panel 1: Left to Right: Donney Rose, Lydia Conklin, Emily Nemens, R.O. Kwon, Brandon Hobson, Garrett Hazelwood, & M. Mack.
Left to Right: Donney Rose, Lydia Conklin, Emily Nemens, R.O. Kwon, Brandon Hobson, Garrett Hazelwood, & M. Mack.

And thanks once again to our generous sponsors: the LSU English department, English Graduate Student Association, The Southern Review, New Delta Review, Women and Gender Studies, Ogden Honors College, Radio Bar, Rice & Roux, City Pork, Trader Joe’s, and all the individuals who chipped in for the cause:

Rick Godden, Rachel Nix, Elizabeth Kolenda, Ashley Matskevich, Katie Boland, Ian Schoultz, Rachel Howatt, Eta Nurulhady, Jason Christian, Preety Sidhu, Ankita Rathour, James Butts, Philip Webb, Joseph Kronick, Femi Euba, James Butts, Emily Nemens, Eta Nurulhady, Rachel Howatt, Ian Schoultz, Ashley Matskevich, Rachel Nix, Rick Godden, Ankita Rathour, Preety Sidhu, The Greene Family,  Mari Kornhauser, James Wilcox, Ronlyn Domingue, Mary B. Sellers, Annie & Lee Thorne, Kevin McGuirk, Madora Sellers, Lara Glenum, Alicia Ortega, Suzanne Webb, Jason Buch, Josef Horacek, Alexandra Chiasson, Lindsey Gay, Elsie Michie, Ian Schoultz, Rick Blackwood, Chris Barrett, Jennifer S. Davis, and Douglas Scully.
Without them, this incredible festival couldn’t have happened.
Left to Right: Kiese Laymon, Anne Gisleson, Chen Chen, Siaara Freeman, & Monterica Sade Neil

Special thanks to our amazing readers: Chen Chen, Lydia Conklin, Siaara Freeman, Anne Gisleson, Brandon Hobson, Dylan Krieger, R.O. Kwon, Kiese Laymon, M. Mack, Emily Nemens, and Baton Rouge’s very own WordCrew. They blew our minds with their brilliant words and performances.

Dylan Krieger
Dylan Krieger
Photo of Kalvin Marquiz of WordCrew
Kalvin Marquiz of WordCrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to doing this again next year! So please join us then, and keep an eye out in the meantime for news about the latest publications and successes of the wonderful writers who came to Baton Rouge this past week to share their words with us.

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Introducing Brandon Hobson

I’ve been following Brandon’s work for years, and time and again he surprises me with his odd and lonely characters, his dark comedy, and the strangeness of his settings and situations. And yet his characters are treated without judgment. If there is anything that threads Brandon’s work together, it’s his honesty and unsentimental sincerity. We are lucky and honored to have him come and share his words. Jason Christian, Co-Director of Delta Mouth 2018.

 

Brandon Hobson is the author of the novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, as well as two previous novels, Deep Ellum and Desolation of Avenues Untold. He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such places as The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, Conjunctions, NOON, Post RoadNarrative Magazine, Puerto del Sol, and many other places. He holds a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and currently teaches at Northern Oklahoma College.

Brandon will be reading at our first night of Delta Mouth 2018! Come see him on Friday April 6th at 7pm in the Art & Design Auditorium Room 103 (LSU Campus). See our full schedule here.