Posts Tagged: isaac fitzgerald
“Are you absolutely, positively, and wholeheartedly ready to publish your novel?”
It’ll help you figure out whether to dedicate your book to “that barista with the really cool forearm tattoo” and whether Kinko’s employees are trustworthy literary critics....more
When I started writing a novel I thought, I’m not ready, because I’ve only written short stories and nobody wants them, but I also thought, For Christ’s sake, what am I going to do? I can’t keep on like this.
Brace yourself, San Francisco. Former Rumpus managing editor and current Rumpus co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald is moving to New York City to become BuzzFeed’s first books editor.
What will this new books section look like?
He foresees a section built on “shareable content” and personal essays from authors — “things that people want to share but also can connect with,” he said.
Bookshelves + selfies = bookshelfies!
That’s the simple and delightful concept behind the Bookshelfies Tumblr started by our very own Isaac Fitzgerald along with Believer editor Max Fenton.
Click through to see people (and dogs and skateboards) posing with their personal libraries—and to submit your own bookshelfie!...more
It sounds like a Rumpus event, but it’s actually a Litquake event, and it’s happening tomorrow in San Francisco....more
For those of you who have never had the pleasure of meeting Isaac Fitzgerald, but have been avid readers of the Rumpus, what you should know is this:...more
Woohoo! Lit podcast Drunken Odyssey has a new episode up in which host John King talks to our very own Stephen Elliott and Isaac Fitzgerald.
Topics include Happy Baby, About Cherry, and bend-over boyfriends.
Plus it says right there on the site that Drunken Odyssey is “your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking,” so what are you waiting for?...more
★★★★★ (5 out of 5)
Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing Isaac Fitzgerald....more
Rumpus managing editor Isaac Fitzgerald is featured in two articles today! Nerve highlights his single and eligible status, while The Bold Italic explores the relationship between Isaac and his knife, The General. These are best if read in conjunction for the full Fitzgerald effect....more
By pretty much all accounts, last night was tense but hopeful for the Occupy movement in the Bay Area. (For an account of the national movement, check out Brian Spears’ roundup from this morning.)
This is somewhat of a relief after Tuesday night, when a coalition of Bay Area police used tear gas, nonlethal rounds, and more in Oakland, critically injuring 24 year-old veteran Scott Olsen by shooting him in the face with a projectile and then throwing a flash grenade at the people trying to help him....more
One of the first times I had a real conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald was a couple of years ago at Mission Creek Café on Valencia Street in San Francisco. It was a Rumpus volunteer meeting—the site had no employees at that point—and he was trying to convince me to edit a massive transcript he was supposed to be sculpting into a zippy little interview for editor-in-chief Stephen Elliott....more
This week in San Francisco, Quiet Lightning moves to North Beach, Janine Brito and Emily Heller get hilarious at the Punchline, Andrew Sean Greer’s The Islanders takes to the stage, and Rumpus Managing Editor, Isaac Fitzgerald, gets his literary Casanova on at Fivepoints Arthouse’s Tales of Tail....more
This week, The Porchlight Reading Series, highbrow porn at the Indie Erotic Film Festival, Barbie gets a makeover at the Altered Barbie Poetry Reading, and fetishists celebrate at the 27th Annual Folsom Street Fair.
Monday 9/20: San Francisco is nothing if not full of wonderful reading series all over the city nearly every night of the week. Tonight, the series is The Porchlight, the venue, The Verdi Club, and the readers spectacular (among them, The Rumpus’ own Managing Editor, Isaac Fitzgerald). See Isaac read with drag legend Vicki Marlane, publicist Nina Sazevich, and bookmaker (and beekeeper!) Pam DeLuco at this month’s reading, Kings and Queens....more
As a teenager, Hally McGehean was the most glamorous person I knew. When I was 17 I was in love with her. Not a serious love. The kind of love a 17-year-old boy has for a woman in her twenties who wears cowboy boots and sundresses that reveal the freckles on the tops of her breasts....more