Tuesday, August 11th
Iris Martin Cohen in conversation with Alison Fensterstock discussing her book, Last Call on Decatur Street. Special Performance by Trixie Minx, a local New Orleans burlesque dancer (Iris will be sharing a short video by her during the event).
This event is free, however an RSVP is required. Limited space is available.
Set in Pre-Katrina New Orleans, Last Call On Decatur Street is an electrifying tale of friendship and betrayal, an exploration of racism and white privilege, and one woman’s journey to find herself in the seedy, glamorous world of burlesque.
Despite vowing to never return to New Orleans when she left for college, Rosemary quickly finds herself back in her hometown—kicked out of school, at odds with her best friend, and desperate to lose herself in a bright, kaleidoscopic nightlife of dive bars and burlesque dancing.
This night, though, is different. An unlikely companion, a secret sorrow, and an unexpected visitor force Rosemary to break free. From the burlesque stage in the French Quarter, strip clubs to strangers’ beds, a secret garden in Jackson Square, and ending at a raucous masquerade party, this night becomes a journey for Rosemary to come to grips with her past, grieve for those she has lost, and maybe, finally, acknowledge that she too deserves redemption.