Posts Tagged: Chris Abani

Notable Chicago: 5/19–5/25

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Friday 5/19: Emil Ferris reads from My Favorite Thing Is Monsters at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/20: Join Chicago historical mystery writers Susanna Calkins, Cheryl Honigford, Michelle Cox, and D.M. Pirrone, as they gather for a lively panel discussion about their work and all things mystery!

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Yancy

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Melissa Yancy discusses her debut story collection Dog Years, using her day job for inspiration, and being “an old curmudgeon at heart.” ...more

Notable Twin Cities: 1/8–1/15

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Sunday 1/8: Get your literary fix with an analytical talk by scholar Dave Page on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz.” The event takes place at Common Good Books and kicks off [email protected], a series of Sunday showcases focusing on Fitzgerald and his work.

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August’s Poetry Book Club Selection

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We are excited to announce Aracelis Girmay’s Kingdom Animalia as the August selection for the August Rumpus Poetry Book Club. This poetry collection, published by BOA Editions is the winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2011. Author Chris Abani deemed it, “a beautiful evocation of the bittersweet complexities of the human heart and a treatise on on the ever evolving journey to understanding and transcendence.”

This is Girmay’s second collection of poems.

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The Splinter Generation in LA with Kate Durbin, Lisbeth Prifogle, and More

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The Splinter Generation will be celebrating the official completion of the transformation of the journal from a one-time compilation to an ongoing literary journal on Wednesday December 16, 2009 at Avenue 50 Studio at 131 N. Avenue 50 in Highland Park at 7PM.

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