Posts Tagged: Kima Jones

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.

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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 support us as we try to achieve our goals: a commitment to ongoing resistance of the Trump administration, a commitment to continuing paying writers and to increase those payments to a standard industry rate, a commitment to increase our coverage of small presses and indie authors and to continue giving a platform to new voices who might not otherwise find one.

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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.

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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).

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Kinky Reggae

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Kima Jones chats with Marlon James over at Midnight Breakfast; the two touch on ghost stories, Bob Marley’s reverberations, and the danger in assuming a story’s authenticity:

Some of the things that people think are invented are actually true. It’s also this thing that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about with “The Danger of a Single Story,” where we think one person is the sum total of one thing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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