Posts Tagged: Jami Attenberg

Notable San Francisco: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/12–3/18

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/10–3/16

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/24–7/30

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Monday 7/24: Jimmy Webb discusses and signs The Cake and The Rain: A Memoir. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. 90×90 presents Drunken Masters: TV. With Julie Plec, Beth Schacter, Bronwyn Garrity, and Chuck Hayward. 8 p.m. at Wolf & Crane Bar. Tuesday 7/25: ALOUD presents Resist, Disrupt, Transgress: Four Poets. Chiwan Choi, Natalie J. Graham, Ashaki M. […]

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Notable NYC: 5/20–5/26

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Saturday 5/20: Mohammad Rabie and Mona Kareem discuss Otared: Arabic Dystopian Fiction. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Vivien Goldman and Sarada Rauch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/21: Tobias Carroll, Julia Strayer, Bruna Dantas Lobato, M’Bilia Meekers, and Piper Weiss join the Pigeon Pages reading series. POWERHOUSE Archway, 5 […]

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/22–3/28

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Wednesday 3/22: Kick off spring 2017 with an unusually large array of choices for a Wednesday night: Graham Foust is featured at the Holloway Reading Series at the University of California, Berkeley. Free, 6:30 p.m., Hearst Field Annex, Room D37, UCB. City Lights presents Elif Batuman, celebrating the release of her new novel, The Idiot. […]

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Notable NYC: 3/4–3/10

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Saturday 3/4: Peter Blackstock, senior editor at Grove Atlantic, curates Queer as Volk as part of the Festival Neue Literatur. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m, free. Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno launch new books of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Michael Nicoloff and Christopher Stackhouse join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. […]

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September in the Rumpus Book Club

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This month, The Rumpus Book Club is reading Jade Chang’s debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World, which Jami Attenberg calls her “favorite debut of the year,” and of which Kirkus Reviews writes, “A Chinese-American family tumbles from riches to rags in Chang’s jam-packed, high-energy debut… this debut novelist holds nothing back.” In our Poetry Book Club, we’re thrilled to read Janice […]

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Notable NYC: 6/18–6/24

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Saturday 6/18: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus discuss So Close. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Sarah-Jane Stratford launches Radio Girls and discusses it with Allison Amend. KGB, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/19: Esmé Weijun Wang talks discusses her new novel The Border of Paradise with Porochista Khakpour. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Monday 6/20: Rob Spillman, Bernice […]

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A Home of One’s Own

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Jami Attenberg wrote a personal essay in Lenny Letter about finding home in unexpected places: I found myself uttering these words: “If I lived here, I would never want to leave.” No one was more surprised than me when I said it; they rose up from somewhere new in me. I didn’t even know that […]

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Notable NYC: 9/19–9/25

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Saturday 9/19: Jami Attenberg, Lauren Groff, Alice Sola Kim, Sara Novic, Chinelo Okparanta, and Julia Pierpont join Mellow Pages Library Summer Vacation for a blowout bookend event. Silent Barn, 2 p.m., Free. Marie Buck, Laura Elrick, Luke McMullan, and Rachel Warriner are hosted by Sophie Seita for reading of assorted poetry. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., […]

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Notable NYC: 7/4–7/10

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Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free. Monday 7/6: Tony Hoagland reads from Twenty Poems That Could Save America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 7/7: Julia Fierro celebrates the paperback release of Cutting Teeth, the comedic domestic drama about Brooklyn families on vacation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Sarah Hepola

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Editor and writer Sarah Hepola talks about her new memoir Blackout, how gender affects alcoholism, writing about female friendships, and the writers who’ve influenced her.

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Don’t Miss the LA Launch of Saint Mazie

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Los Angelinos, come out on Sunday to celebrate the launch of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, Saint Mazie. “Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night […]

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Otherwise Known as Judy the Great

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Jami Attenberg: I feel like I could talk to you about vaginas all day, Judy. Is there anything you wish you could change about publishing? Is there anything where you think, god they’ve been doing this forever, why can’t they just figure it out already? Judy Blume: Wait… can’t we just talk about vaginas? At […]

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Notable NYC: 6/6–6/12

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Saturday 6/6: Amy Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Jean Grimm, Ashleigh Lambert, Nina Puro, and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke celebrate the latest issue of H-NGM-N. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/7: Bill Roorbach and Heidi Pitlor discuss their new novels with Kathy Pories, senior editor at Algonquin. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free. David Shafer reads Whiskey […]

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Internet Fame Won’t Sell Your Books

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Internet fame probably won’t sell your book, says Jami Attenberg, an author who garnered 50,000 pageviews one day after her bicycle was stolen. Writing for Buzzfeed, Attenberg explains how she set up a sting operation to get back her stolen bike after finding it listed on Craigslist. The story garnered momentary attention from local news […]

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Notable NYC: 12/20–12/26

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Saturday 12/20: Adam Gopnik, Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Charles Bock, Alexander Chee, Scott Cheshire, Ashley Ford, Lev Grossman, Rahawa Haile, Jazmine Hughes, Leslie Jamison, Bennett Madison, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Justin Torres, Adelle Waldman, and more will read from A […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Playing off of Jerry Seinfeld’s video series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” The Morning News introduced a new column earlier this month called “Novelists in Restaurants Eating Food.” Roxane Gay offered up the first sampling, and this Wednesday, Jami Attenburg contributed the second, “Café de la Esquina.” Should there be doubts as to the genre of the review/not review, the editors […]

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Eulogy for the Love Letter

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Paper notes and postcards have all but joined rotary phones and singing telegrams in the history books of communication. Email and text messages might have the advantage of speed (and sometimes playful naughtiness), but neither can compensate for the tangible quality of a physical letter. Writing for Vogue, Rumpus contributor Jami Attenberg reminisces on the […]

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Tournament of Books X Begins!

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Get ready for the Morning News’s tenth annual Tournament of Books, a “March Madness–style battle royale” to determine which work of fiction will reign supreme (though the site is careful to note that the competition “is not an attempt to formalize the best 17 books of 2013”). Some of this year’s finalists include The Signature of […]

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Notable NYC: 12/14–12/20

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Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Justin Torres, […]

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