Posts Tagged: Kathleen Alcott

Notable NYC: 4/14–4/20

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

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Notable NYC: 3/3–3/9

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

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Notable NYC: 9/23–9/29

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

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Notable San Francisco: 1/25–1/31

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Wednesday 1/25: Perfectly Queer presents Funny Bits: Humorous Stories from East Bay Queer Writers featuring Ajuan Mance, Willy Wilkinson, and Anna Pulley. Free, 7 p.m., The Octopus Literary Salon. John Else (True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement) in conversation with Spencer Nakasako […]

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Notable NYC: 8/29–9/4

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Saturday 8/29: Ruby Brunton, Jasmine Gibson, Faith Heyliger, Stephon Lawrence, Melissa McDaniel, and Kayla Classy Morse celebrate Mellow Pages Library with Vapors Vol. 1. Silent Barn, 2 p.m., free. Sunday 8/30: Ugly Duckling Presse, publisher of experimental poetry, hosts a fundraiser. Paperbox, 3 p.m., $50. Hai-Dang Phan, Camilo Roldan, Jacqueline Waters, and Lindsay Turner mark […]

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“Seeing” Setting

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For Electric Literature, Emma Adler interviews Kathleen Alcott about her new novel Infinite Home. Their conversation covers topics surrounding non-biological family structures, and the importance of setting in Alcott’s work: I have a memory that is very much image-based. Maybe this makes me sound like a lunatic, but I sort of consider it a secret power, that I […]

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Alcott Rumpus Reading

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Kathleen Alcott will be at San Francisco’s Alley Cat Books tonight, reading from her new debut novel, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets (September’s Rumpus Book Club selection). The event will also feature Rumpus editor Isaac Fitzgerald in discussion with Alcott. Don’t miss it! Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm. Alley Cat Books (3036 24th St.)

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Kathleen Alcott in San Francisco!

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Kathleen Alcott will be at Alley Cat Books next week, reading from her new debut novel, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets (September’s Rumpus Book Club selection). Join her on Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm. Alley Cat Books (3036 24th St.) Alcott has two other SF readings planned: Thursday, October 11 (tonight!), 7 pm. Belmont Library (1110 […]

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The Daily Beast Loves The Rumpus Book Club

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And we love you back. While I’m at it, a little update news. Our current book is Kathleen Alcott’s The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets—Bookslut covered it here and said “It’s never simple, but if complicated is what produces a novel like this one, we should be grateful for the messy, the broken, and the quiet […]

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A Rumpus Book Club Update

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Rumpus Book Club members this month have been devouring Emma Straub’s Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and we’ll be chatting with Straub about her book this Wednesday night. Poetry Book Club members have been all over Mary Jo Bang’s new translation of Dante’s Inferno, and we’ll be chatting with her on Thursday. But what’s coming […]

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The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets

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Congrats to Rumpus contributor Kathleen Alcott! Her novel will be released by Other Press in September 2012 and can be pre-ordered here. “The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets centers around Ida and her neighbors, somnambulist brothers James and Jackson, and the unconventional family model they build. Ida’s fascination with their unconscious behavior and the conversations they have […]

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