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Blood Jet Reading Series

Reservation Dates: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Blood Jet Reading Series returns for its 6th year. 


Join us for the first reading of the spring 2019 season, which will be a prose night featuring Jessie Morgan-Owens and Andrew Paul.

Jessie Morgan-Owens' debut book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement (March 2019, W.W. Norton) introduces an unknown poster child whose photograph transformed the abolition movement. A scholar, educator, and writer with fourteen years experience teaching and practicing participatory writing pedagogies, Morgan-Owens received her doctorate in American Literature from New York University. Her research in photography and abolition has been supported by a National Endowment of the Humanities grant and a residency at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is currently the Dean of Studies and director of curriculum at Bard Early College in New Orleans. In addition to her academic work in photography, Jessie shoots professionally with the award winning team Morgan & Owens. She is originally from Monroe, Louisiana.

Andrew Paul is a writer with nonfiction work recently featured by Rolling Stone, GQ, AV Club, The Forward, and The Believer. His fiction can be found with McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The New Yorker's Daily Shouts, Scalawag, and Mississippi Noir (Akashic Books, 2016), among others. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now lives in New Orleans, as well as online at and on Twitter @anandypaul. He's working on a horror novel about a cult of Satanic Klansmen, if you're into that sort of thing.

Open mic with limited slots to follow the features. (Come early to sign up!)