Posts Tagged: Antonia Crane

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #126: Christopher Zeischegg

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“Being thrust into forced ritualistic closeness does break the ice, but doesn’t guarantee closeness.”

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/23–10/29

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Stories about Sex Workers, Written by Sex Workers

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Rumpus contributor and BFF Antonia Crane has written an episode for Driven—a web series created by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott—called “Poppy,” that is centered on authentic representation of sex work. Antonia writes, This episode is our dream episode because it accurately reflects a sex worker’s story of intimacy and the possibility of contentment with a diverse, trans […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/3–7/9

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Wednesday 7/5: Literary Pachanga presents Jesus Tevino, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, and Christine Granados. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books. Thursday 7/6: William Daniels discusses and signs There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, and Many Others. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/17–4/23

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Monday 4/17: SEEfest presents Marjorie Perloff discussing and signing Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 4/18: Daniel Suarez discusses and signs Change Agent. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Poet Elizabeth Powell signs Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter, and Angela Palm signs Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere But […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 2/27–3/5

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Monday 2/27: Tim Dorsey discusses and signs Clownfish Blues. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. ALOUD presents An Evening with George Saunders. The author discusses his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, in conversation with author Anthony Marra. Featuring a dramatic reading by Phil LaMarr. 7:30 p.m. in the Writer’s Guild Theater. The event is full, but […]

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The Truth About Lying

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My gut is a red, fiery drum, a beacon of rosy light. My instinct to run is a bright radioactive pink arrow, a bloody blade. I was correct.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jessica Valenti

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Jessica Valenti discusses her memoir, Sex Object, how the experiences she touches on in her book shaped her, and how she discovered herself outside of those experiences.

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UnREAL Gaze

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Ultimately what is more real and desirable is showing savage, ambitious women rising from the ashes of a sexist society and becoming whole, instead of acting like dudes. For Tabú, Antonia Crane writes about UnREAL, a Lifetime drama highlighting destructive, demeaning, and terrible working conditions for women, and how it subverts the male gaze by […]

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Missing

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I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting.

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Fringe Benefits

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A pervasive, and frustrating, myth is that dancing pays enough for us to stop complaining—that we get paid enough to be cool with however we’re treated. But that’s not true. For the Times, Rumpus friend and contributor Antonia Crane details the discrimination and exploitation professional strippers often encounter in the workplace.

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Redemption Through Story

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Antonia Crane writes at The Butter about how addiction and recovery stories saved her: I heard stories exactly like mine from men and women who were nothing like me at all, except we had stopped doing the thing that was killing us. My ache for better matched theirs and in this way, it was a group […]

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Quit Your Day Job

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The writing life ain’t cheap. Longtime Rumpus friend and contributor Antonia Crane has declared this the “Summer of Love: Stop Stripping, Start Writing” and she can’t make it happen without us. Help her raise the money to attend Bread Loaf and Byrdcliffe Art Colony this summer, and score some pretty cool perks in the process (naked VIP manuscript review, anyone?). […]

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Don’t Miss the LA Launch of Saint Mazie

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Los Angelinos, come out on Sunday to celebrate the launch of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, Saint Mazie. “Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night […]

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Growing Up: The Rumpus Interview with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir How to Grow Up.

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Party like the Publishing Industry Isn’t Collapsing in on Itself

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Like parties? Like literature? Come to the ACE Hotel Los Angeles this Thursday to party with LA’s writing community, namely hosts Anna March and Antonia Crane and co-hosts J. Ryan Stradal, Claire Bidwell Smith, Wendy C. Ortiz, Rob Roberge, Jen Pastiloff, Ashley Perez, and Melissa Chadburn. No readings, no promotions—just an open bar. Yes, it […]

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Spent Hits Los Angeles!

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Los Angeles! The release party for Rumpus columnist Antonia Crane‘s memoir Spent is happening this Friday, 5/30! This will be unlike any book release party you have ever seen. Not only will Antonia be there, recording artist MOBY will be reading! The event also features Jill Soloway (Transparent/Six Feet Under/Looking/Afternoon Delight), Dirty Laundry Lit’s Natashia Deon, and Flora […]

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