Publications by Alex Johnson and Susan Vallee; and a reading/release with Maurice Ruffin

More upcoming publication news from Peauxdunque. Long-time Peauxdunquian Susan Bennett Vallee will have her short story, “It Hurt to Remember,” appear in an upcoming issue of Deep South Magazine. And one of our newest members, Alex Johnson, has his story, “Forever Tonight,” in the inaugural issue of Situate Magazine!

Speaking of Situate, they will have a release party this Sunday, June 12, for their inaugural issue at Sidney’s Saloon (1200 St. Bernard, New Orleans) from 4 to 6 p.m. Peauxdunquian Maurice Carlos Ruffin, whose story, “A Brief Visit to San Dominick,” appears in the issue, will be a featured reader, along with C.W. Cannon. There will also be music spun by WWOZ dj George Ingmire, and a special showing of FLOTSAM (by Olivianne Motley) and DOUCE (by Leila Sabbagh and Monika Kozicz), in addition to homemade food, drinks, and other Festivities.

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A starred review and another publication for Maurice

Maurice Carlos Ruffin‘s short story, “The Pie Man” (originally published in The South Carolina Review, and recipient of UNO’s 2011 Ernest Svenson Fiction Award) will appear in the upcoming (March 2016) anthology, New Orleans Noir: The Classics, edited by Julie Smith and published by Akashic Books. Publisher’s Weekly recently gave the anthology a starred review, and singled out “The Pie Man,” calling it “a powerful examination of ethnic tensions in post-Katrina New Orleans.”

Maurice will also have a new story coming out in the upcoming first issue of Situate magazine, a journal that will devote its content to a rotating roster of cities. The first issue will focus on New Orleans, and will include Maurice’s story, “A Brief Visit to San Dominick.”