Posts Tagged: isaac fitzgerald

Notable NYC: 9/6–9/12

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Saturday 9/6: Sara Majka, Ted Thompson, Justin Taylor, Ingrid Nelson, and Kseniya Melnik join Slice for an evening of emerging fiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Schottenfeld reads Bluff City Pawn (August 2014), a novel about a pawn shop in Memphis.

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A Helpful Flowchart for All Aspiring Novelists

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“Are you absolutely, positively, and wholeheartedly ready to publish your novel?”

Then you’re gonna need this flowchart, created by Ryan Lewis and Anna Hurley for 826 National and highlighted by our co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald on Buzzfeed.

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.

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Isaac is Buzzfeed’s First Books Editor

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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.

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Stephen and Isaac on Drunken Odyssey

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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 BabyAbout 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?

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An Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF Roundup

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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.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rumpus Managing Editor Isaac Fitzgerald

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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.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 3/7-3/13

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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.

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