Posts Tagged: Jane Smiley

Notable Los Angeles: 4/2–4/8

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

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #122: Nathan Hill

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“Write what you want to write, he said, and let other people deal with taxonomies.”

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Notable San Francisco: 6/14–6/20

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Wednesday 6/14: Alex Dimitrov (Together and By Ourselves, Copper Canyon Press) and Randall Mann (Proprietary: Poems, Persea Press). Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. Christopher Bernard presents his new book Chien Lunatique, along with poets Keith Ekiss and Clara Hsu. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith. 

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Rewrite, Reboot, Remix

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Rewriting the classics has become a stale and risk-averse strategy. But that shouldn’t spoil the fun of our larger culture of remixing.

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Notable NYC: 5/30–6/5

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Saturday 5/30: Roxane Gay reads and takes questions. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., tickets required. Tisa Bryant and Divya Victor join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Jerry Stahl talks with Lydia Black about Old Guy Dad, a collection his Rumpus columns along with new material and never-before-told tales. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

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Smiley Sheds Light on Some Luck

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For the Guardian, Robert McCrum sits down with Jane Smiley to discuss the award-winning author’s new book, Some Luck, and the creative process. “I grew up in a family of storytellers,” she explains, describing Some Luck. “I cannot remember a thing that anyone talked about—not politics, not movies, not history, not religion—that wasn’t filtered through a tale of Grandfather, Uncle […]

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Notable NYC: 10/11–10/17

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Saturday 10/11: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up. Cristina Moracho launches Althea and Oliver, a novel about two friends. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 10/12: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up. The Singapore Literature Festival. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free. Amy Jo Burns reads Cinderland (October 2014), a memoir […]

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