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 R. O. Kwon

Photo of Stephan ViauHaving R. O. Kwon attend Delta Mouth this year is a tremendous honor! Her book, The Incendiaries, has an unheard-of strict economy of words that renders everything poetic, visceral, and at hyper speed. And yet it also delivers everything good fiction does in the ways of story, character, and narrative. Kwon is a master at exploding notions of prose and showing what damage those pieces can do. Stephan Viau, Fundraiser Chair

Photo of R.O. KwonR. O. Kwon’s first novel, The Incendiaries, is forthcoming from Riverhead in July of 2018. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, NOON, Playboy, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Born in South Korea, she has mostly lived in the United States.

 

R. O. will be reading our finial night of Delta Mouth 2018! Come see her on Sunday April 8th at 5pm at Radio Bar (3079 Government Street). See our full schedule here.