Posts Tagged: Cecil Castellucci

Notable Los Angeles: 11/6–11/12

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

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/14–8/20

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Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–20/pay what you can. Michelle Kuo discusses and signs Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a […]

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Next Letter for Kids: Cecil Castellucci

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from our fearless Children’s Correspondence Editor Cecil Castelluci! Our last letter came from illustrator Jose Pimienta, who worked with Cecil on her latest graphic novel, Soupy Leaves Home. Now, hear from the author herself! Cecil sends a letter of hobo symbols and wants to know what symbols you can create, […]

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Next Letter for Kids: Jose Pimienta

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from illustrator Jose Pimienta! Jose writes to us about the day he left Georgia, picked up a good friend in Kentucky, and headed west to pursue an art career in California. This awesome letter about their trek and the lives they’ve built since arriving in West Burbank is filled with wonderful illustrations, too! […]

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Next Letter for Kids: Cecil Castellucci’s Annual Summer Reading List

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Our fearless Children’s Correspondence Coordinator, author and editor Cecil Castellucci, sends her annual fearless summer reading list, along with a list of questions for you! Please respond with your answers so Cecil can continue to bring you great letters in the mail! To make sure this letter reaches your favorite young reader, subscribe by June 29! And through July 6, […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #82: Cecil Castellucci

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The artistic oeuvre of Cecil Castellucci is dauntingly varied and vast. A singer/songwriter, a playwright, a librettist, she is also the author of many books, ranging from the picture book Grandma’s Gloves (winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal) to the YA novels Boy Proof, Tin Star, and the part comic, part prose novel […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/24–4/30

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Monday 4/24: Jeff Guinn discusses and signs The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Tuesday 4/25: Ed Rucker discusses and signs his thriller The Inevitable Witness. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. John Waters signs Make Trouble. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/3–4/9

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Monday 4/3: Brooks Arthur Wachtel discusses and signs Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 4/4: Bradley Spinelli with Robert Anasi discusses and signs The Painted Gun. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Jenny Nordbak discusses her book The Scarlett Letters. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/20–3/26

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Monday 3/20: Marc Eliot in conversation with Fraser Heston discusses and signs Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Tuesday 3/21: Melissa Scrivner Love discusses and signs Lola. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Lisa See discusses and signs The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Melissa Febos discusses her memoir […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #59: Marisa Silver

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Marisa Silver is a formidable writer. The world she weaves is masterfully laid out. Her sharp eye focuses on the brutal changes that women experience, not just emotionally but physically as well. Her beautiful, dreamy novel, Little Nothing, is a story of transformation and love. The book begins with the birth of a girl to […]

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Letters for Kids Book Giveaway and Letter-Writing Contest

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We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win a copy of Operation Pucker Up, signed by the author Rachele Alpine! (Rachele also writes our next letter.) To enter, leave a comment on this post by September 7th telling us the best thing about this time of year. The winner will be announced on the Letters for Kids Facebook page on […]

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Letters for Kids Signed Book Giveaway

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We’re doing another Letters for Kids giveaway! Win an awesome hardcover edition of the picture book Odd Duck, Signed by the illustrator (and writer of our next Letter for Kids) Sara Varon! Odd Duck was written by your Letters for Kids fearless correspondence coordinator Cecil Castellucci! For a chance to win, comment on this post by July 1st recommending a great book […]

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Next Letter for Kids: Cecil Castellucci

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Our next Letter for Kids comes from author and Letters for Kids Correspondence Coordinator Cecil Castellucci! Cecil wants to know what your favorite books are, and what favorite authors you’d like to get a letter from. She’s even included a page for you fill out and mail back to her! You can visit Cecil online here. For […]

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The Black Clock 17 Launch!

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Hey Los Angeles Rockers! Sunday night is the launch and reading event of Black Clock, issue 17 and you know you want to be there. Come see readings by: Cecil Castellucci, Rumpus contributor Antonia Crane, Dayna Dunne, Brian Evenson, and Andrew Nicholls at The Mandrake this Sunday, November 10th at 7 p.m.

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Notable Los Angeles: 11/4–11/10

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Monday 11/4: Heather Terrell presents and signs Relic (The Books Of Eva I). 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 11/5: David & Joe Henry present and signs Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Wednesday 11/6: Melissa Joan Hart presents and signs Melissa Explains It All: Tales […]

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National Book Award Finalists Announced

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Here is the complete list of finalists for the National Book Award in the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult categories. The finalists include Rumpus interviewee Rachel Kushner and Rumpus book club participant George Saunders—plus one of the judges in the young adult category is our Letters for Kids editor Cecil Castellucci! Congratulations to all the brave and hardworking […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Welcome to the weekend Rumpus roundup, where we showcase our finest weekend features in case you actually have a life and don’t sit in front of the computer all Saturday and Sunday. Here you will see an interview with adventurous L.A. writer Cecil Castellucci about her latest book, a charming graphic novel for kids called Odd […]

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