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An Evening with Maurice Ruffin and Friends
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Maurice Carlos Ruffin and friends to celebrate the paperback release of his book, The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You: Stories. We’re hosting the event at The Orange Couch, the coffee shop where Maurice spent hours writing his novel, We Cast a Shadow.
Maurice and other local writers will read from their works followed by a Q&A and the opportunity to chat with the authors and get your books signed.
There’s no cover for the event, and we’ll have Maurice’s books available to buy at the door. If you’d like to reserve a copy, buy the book through our website and let us know in the order notes if you’d like to pick up at the shop or at the event.
📖 Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to reveal the hidden corners of a place we thought we knew. These perspectival, character-driven stories center on the margins and are deeply rooted in New Orleanian culture. They’re intimate invitations to hear, witness, and imagine lives at once regional but largely universal, and undeniably New Orleanian.
⭐ “Every sentence is both something that makes you want to laugh in a gut-wrenching way and threatens to break your heart in a way that you did not anticipate.”—Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets