Posts Tagged: Chuck Palahniuk

The Girl Next Door: Pot Docs and Loss on the California Coast

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[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is.

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Notable Portland: 11/9–11/15

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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#SuicideGirls: Why I Teach Sylvia Plath

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But let’s not forget: feminism is, at least in part, about choice, and portions of life are play, not politics. Play and relationships and creativity and whatever we want.

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Notable Portland 4/6–4/12

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Thursday 4/6: The Writers in and as Art panel, presented by the BFA in Writing program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, will feature a panel of curators, publishers, artists, and poets talking about the many ways writing functions in art practices. The panel will feature Tim Johnson, Caitlyn Murray, McIntyre Parker, Stephanie Snyder, […]

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Does Music “Unleash Latent Genius”?

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For The Millions, Jacob Lambert explores how listening to music while writing can influence performance. Although some studies show that music may impede concentration and “disrupt writing fluency,” others suggest that music can “lift your mood and increase your arousal.” Lambert is ultimately inconclusive in the article, however he does reference Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, which was written while […]

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Famous Writers with Weird Jobs

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Did you know that Chuck Palahniuk worked as a bike messenger? Or that both Stephen King and Ken Kesey worked as janitors? Or that Charles Dickens labeled jars in a shoe factory? Electric Literature has a fun infographic detailing these odd jobs and more. This should make writers of any stage feel better about the weird […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Bud Smith

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Novelist Bud Smith talks about his new book, F-250, working construction and metalworking, finding writing after his friend’s death, and crashing his car over and over again.

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Keeping the Mud Alive

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While I’d never admit it, I’ve always harbored a shame about wanting to write. Even fictional characters who aspired to the same goal made me squirm with unease. Every Thursday night, as we watched the television series The Waltons, I waited in dread for the inevitable scene where Richard Thomas’ character would talk, rant, whine, […]

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Chuck Palahniuk’s “victims of his gore-filled prose”

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On June 11, Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Choke, published Invisible Monsters Remix, a director’s cut of the novel in which “the reader is made to jump back and forth to different chapters rather than read in a linear way,” which “constantly reminds people that it’s a physical book,” as “it’s a story that […]

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