Posts Tagged: Kima Jones

The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/31–8/6

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Monday 7/31: Barnard Women in Entertainment’s Reading and Conversation with Sheila Nevins for her new book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. ALOUD presents Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages. Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu in conversation with David Shook. 7:15 p.m. […]

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Introducing the Rumpus Advisory Board

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When we shared our exciting news about The Rumpus’s future last month, I mentioned that we’d create an advisory board to help us guide the site forward. The function of the advisory board is to help when we have questions or need a sounding board for new ideas, to serve as role models for us, and to […]

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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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Publishers Need Diversity, Too

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The publishing industry is at a cultural turning point, with recognition and celebration of writers of color on the rise. But despite the surge in the publishing industry’s interest in works by writers of color, the people working behind the scenes still lack much-needed diversity. Recent studies have found that the majority of those who […]

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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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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, last week, men who have taken lives are walking away unpunished, unquestioned even. We have their victims’ names: Mike Brown. Eric Garner. We have their final words: Hands up, don’t shoot. (Six shots fired.) I can’t breathe. (Repeated until his breath is forever gone.) To stand with these two men is to go […]

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Rumpus Contributor Kima Jones on NPR’s Code Switch

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When NPR’s Code Switch went searching for “young poets who were livening up the literary landscape” in  honor of National Poetry Month, they found themselves in the world of Rumpus contributor Kima Jones. Code Switch and Ms. Jones set out to crowdsource a poem, which they most certainly did. Kima followed up the collaboration with […]

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Midnight Breakfast Makes an Awesome Debut!

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Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein recently launched a kick ass online literary magazine, Midnight Breakfast. The folks over at Vela Magazine were quite impressed with MB and Rumpus contributor Kima Jones‘s CNF piece, “The Aqiqah”: “It’s always exciting to see a new literary site launch, especially when it includes complimentary original artwork. But when I saw […]

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The Rumpus At The LA Lit Crawl!

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Tonight! The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How! The event features Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, Kima Jones, Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, our very own managing editor Zoë Ruiz! Hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Jeff Eyres. We’d love to see you! Show Me How takes place during the second round of the LA […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/21–10/27

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Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 10/22: A release party for Two Dollar Radio‘s Frequencies #3, featuring readings by contributing authors Grace Krilanovich, Trinie Dalton, Sara Finnerty, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Aaron Shulman. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. Wednesday 10/23: […]

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