Hey guys! The Artists Entrance at Southport Hall hosts these great monthly events where they bring in a local musician, local artist, and local writer to perform, display, read or generally speak about their work. I’m the featured writer for this month and I’d love it if you came out on Tuesday, May 29, at 6pm.
It’d be great to see some familiar faces in the crowd! Click here to let me know if you can make it, and shout out with any questions. Thanks for the support, and you can see what they posted about me, below.
Meet Matt Haines, our featured Literary Artist for May.
About a year ago, Matt parted ways with his old job to go hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile trek from Springer Mountain in Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. 21 weeks, 14 states, and a whole lot of blisters, mangled shoes, and pained screams later, Matt accomplished his goal.
Along the way, he chronicled his journey on Mid-City Messenger (which you can take a look at here: www.matthaineswrites.com/i-write/), and decided that when he got back to New Orleans, he wanted to write a book about his time on the trail.
Since coming home, Matt is slowly but surely learning how to make a life as a freelance writer. He has written for several publications in the city, including The New Orleans Advocate, and is still chipping away at that book. (“It turns out writing a book is really hard!” he states what should have been obvious.)
Matt will be talking about his adventures on the Appalachian Trail, what he loves about writing, his strange life in the New Orleans gig economy, how he once ate 80 king cakes during a single Carnival, and anything else you want to discuss on Tuesday, May 29, at Southport Hall Live Music & Party Hall. Join us from 6pm to 9pm for an intimate visual, literary and musical experience.