It was August. We were preparing to celebrate 10 years of being together every week. We would study, announce upcoming issues and events, and then share our creative work. What a glorious September it proved not to be.
We were a workshop of Black writers in New Orleans, a bit giddy about the upcoming decade celebration. And then Katrina hit. And that was the end of it. Occasionally we would briefly reconvene to celebrate, usually at Community Book Center over on Bayou Road, were we often held monthly public readings.
On this Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2pm at Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road (two blocks from Esplanade and Broad streets), there will be a celebratory reading by a healthy gathering of some of the original members of the Nommo Literary Society.
If you can, prepare to be there. Who knows when it will happen again. May be the last time. I don’t know. But I do know this will be quite a public soiree, will be a grand and glorious gathering of old friends reading and sharing selected work. Something old. Something new. Y’all know how we like to do.
–Kalamu ya Salaam