Posts Tagged: Julia Fierro

Notable Los Angeles: 2/12–2/18

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

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Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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

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What to Read When You Don’t Want Summer to End

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A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads.

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What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/26–7/2

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Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/19–6/25

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Monday 6/19: Tom Stern discusses and signs My Vanishing Twin. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Venice-based musicians and artists k-blamo and Sacramento author Maureen O’Leary in their performance The Ghost Daughter: The Shaker of Truth, and a reading of The Ghost Daughter. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

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Notable NYC: 6/10–6/16

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Saturday 6/10: Katie Kitamura and others join AmpLit Fest. Pier i, West 70th Street, Noon, Free. Sunday 6/11: Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Lara Mimosa Montes, Cathy Linh Che, Lucas De Lima, and Carly Joy Miller join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free. Matt DiPentima, Etan Nchin, Iris Cohen, and Jen DeGregorio […]

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Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless. Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7. Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/23–1/29

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Tuesday 1/24: Brad Schreiber reads from and signs Revolution’s End. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books. The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin presents his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk, joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. Thursday 1/26: Manjula Martin discusses her book Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a […]

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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living edited by Manjula Martin

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Today in Rumpus Books, Elizabeth Stark reviews Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, edited by Manjula Martin.

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Notable NYC: 9/10–9/16

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DON’T MISS OUR BOOKEND EVENTS! On Monday, 9/12, The Rumpus and the Brooklyn Book Festival present the New York premiere of After Adderall, the new feature film from Stephen Elliott. Videology, 7 p.m., free. And on Friday, 9/16, Molly Crabapple, Stephanie Danler, Eliah Eason, Yahdon Israel, Morgan Jerkins, and Matthew Yeager celebrate Dark Nights, Bright Words with The Rumpus and […]

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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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Notable NYC: 5/16–5/22

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Saturday 5/16: Joseph Bradshaw presents The New York School with Thom Donovan, Monica McClure, Iris Cushing, and others. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free. Philip Glass reads Words Without Music: A Memoir. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free. Kristen Gleason and Icy Spicy Leoncie join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30p.m., $5. Sunday 5/17: Sharma Shields reads The […]

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Notable NYC: 4/18–4/24

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Saturday 4/18: Paul Beatty discusses The Sellout, Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free (RSVP recommended). Sara Fetherolf, John Reid Currie, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Carrie Meyers join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Leslie Allison, Filip Marinovich, and Lewis Warsh celebrate the launch of their books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Pierogi Gallery, […]

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This Week in Short Fiction: A Guide to AWP

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It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]

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Notable NYC: 10/18–10/24

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Saturday 10/18: Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 10 a.m., $45 daily / $135 full pass. Melissa Buckheit reads poetry along with Corollary Press founder Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Berl’s Poetry Shop. Happy fifth anniversary Greenlight Bookstore. Celebrate all day, party at night. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free. Peyton Marshall talks with Julia Fierro about Marshall’s […]

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Community Building Through Workshops

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Julia Fierro successfully launched her debut novel, Cutting Teeth, earlier this summer. A decade ago, she wasn’t so lucky with her first manuscript. Fierro arrived in New York City after graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop only to face rejection. In Poets and Writers, she describes her self-imposed exile from the literary scene and her […]

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Notable NYC: 7/26–8/1

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Saturday 7/26: Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Sunday 7/27: Diana Hamilton, Leopoldine Core, R. Erica Dolye, Betsy Fagin, Brenda Lijima, and Krystal Languell join the Poets in the Garden series. Elizabeth Street Garden, 5:30 p.m., free. Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, […]

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Notable NYC: 7/19–7/25

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Saturday 7/19: Sean H. Doyle, Faith Lyla, Lucy K Shaw, Natalie Eilbert, and Mike Bushnell read for the OHSO Book Release party. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 7/20: Helena Duncan, Bo Fisher, Oona Robertson, Cara Dempsey, and David Miller are all former interns of Matt Nelson, Mellow Pages Library curator, and will all read […]

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Party of One

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Social media is a cruel machine, propelled by our desire to keep up appearances and affirmed by a strange, voyeuristic capital of likes and favorites. While Facebook can at times feel like a digital cocktail party devoid of any significant personal connection, Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth, makes a case for its value to […]

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Not Writing to Write Better

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Julia Fierro has a debut novel Cutting Teeth, but for much of the last decade, the writer was so dispirited by the rejection of her first manuscript that she stopped writing. Instead, she launched Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, a Brooklyn-based writing institution that has helped introduce a generation of successful novelists. Only after years of teaching […]

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Notable NYC: 6/21–6/27

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Saturday 6/21: Jeff Dolven, Kathleen Ossip, and Thomas Heis celebrate two decades of independent poetry with Sarabande Books. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/22: Lorin Roser, Russell Leong, Luis H. Francia, and Larry Litt combine poetry with experimental music. Bowery Poetry Club, 6 p.m., free. Monday 6/23: Edmund White moderates a discussion between Michael […]

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Notable NYC: 6/7–6/13

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Saturday 6/7: Michael Flatt, Rachael Katz, and Morgan Parker read poetry. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 6/8: Miranda Mellis, Jaime Clarke, and Andrea Lawlor join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Clarke’s Vernon Downs (April 2014) is the story of an obsessive fan pursuing a famous writer modeled on Bret Easton Ellis. KGB, 7 p.m., […]

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Notable NYC: 5/24–5/30

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Saturday 5/24: Judith Goldman and Andy Sterling join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Alex Wright, Michael Lazan, Sharon Guskin, and David Zweig read in the Brooklyn Writers Space series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 5/25: Erika K. Stanley, Charif Shanahan, Dina Nayeri, and Elizabeth Eslami celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Manhattanville […]

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Notable NYC: 5/17–5/23

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Saturday 5/17: Lit Crawl Brooklyn with Bodega, The NewerYork, A Public Space, Chris Abani, and more. Various Locations, 5 p.m., free. Adam Resnick reads from Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation (May 2014), a collection of memoir-essays. BookCourt, 1 p.m., free. Sunday 5/18: Julia Fierro, Alden Jones, Mimi Lipson, Jenny Offill, and Meg […]

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