Posts Tagged: isaac fitzgerald

Notable NYC: 11/15–11/21

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Saturday 11/15: Emily Brandt, Emily Hockaday, Emily Hyland, Emily Moore, Emilia Phillips, Emmalea Russo, and Emily Skllings have an All Emily Reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Cuff and Jennifer Bartlett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series.

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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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