Posts Tagged: elizabeth strout

Ten Minutes of Motherhood: A Conversation with Ariel Levy

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Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief. ...more

Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7.

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal.

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Notable Philadelphia: 4/25–5/1

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Tuesday 4/25: April Sours Bring May Flowers. Sour beer tasting. 7 p.m. at Jose Pistola’s.

Yoga in the Park. 12 p.m. at Dilworth Park.

Wednesday 4/26: Maggie Nelson reads for the Bryn Mawr Reading Series. 7:30 p.m.

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Notable NYC: 4/22–4/28

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Saturday 4/22: Mara Helal and Jeremy Sigler join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/23: Donald Nicholson-Smith and Emma Ramadan present Abdellatif Laâbi’s In Praise of Defeat, translated from the French. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free.

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The Rumpus Interview with Paula Whyman

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Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling. ...more

In Conversation with Elizabeth Strout

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I love all my characters; every single person I write about, I love. So as I write them, I don’t care how badly they misbehave, because they are who they are, they do what they do.

In an interview with the Guardian, Elizabeth Strout talks about her latest novel, My Name Is Lucy Barton, the importance of place in her fiction, and her writing process and career.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Remember Elizabeth Strout’s 2008 Pulitzer-prize winning novel in stories Olive Kitteridge? What if Olive could come to life in a film adaptation? Man. In a perfect world, probably Frances McDormand would play Olive, right? In fact, maybe we could just give McDormand creative control of the whole project, yeah?

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