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Poetry Reading with Nikki Mayeux
May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us Thursday, May 5th at 6 pm for a poetry reading with Nikki Mayeux!
She will be signing her debut chapbook, Ordinary Time.
This event is free to attend. You can reserve your signed copy of Ordinary Time via the link below.
Ordinary Time is a reverent observation of the finite, and of queerness, parenthood, and humanity in a culture saturated by religion and its contradictions.
The title alludes to the period in orthodox Christianity’s liturgical calendar outside of the major holiday seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. The collection celebrates the poet’s and illustrator’s own “ordinary time,” exploring the sacredness of the temporal, the tangible, and the mundane, as well as reckons with the Biblical stories and religious dogma they both left behind.
Nikki Mayeux (she/her) is a queer ex-Evangelical writer and educator from the strangest city in the Deep South, New Orleans. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans and works in special education advocacy. She also performs public storytelling and produces SANCTUARY, a performance series uplifting stories of leaving bad religion. Her work has been featured in Infection House, Dinner Bell, Room 220, Ginger Zine, and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook, Ordinary Time, is available from Tilted House.
Ordinary Time is beautifully illustrated by Briana Ladwig.