Posts Tagged: los angeles

Writing War From Afar

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It was a really big deal for me that a Sri Lankan publisher picked it up. I didn’t grow up there, and I didn’t go through [the war], so there’s always been a question of legitimacy. When I was at the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) workshop in 2011, I had these tremendous concerns: “I’m Sri Lankan, and I’m writing about the war, but I live in America.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Transparent and the Evolving Culture of Shame

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There's a ray of nuclear longing at the center of Transparent... ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Steph Cha

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Steph Cha talks about her new novel, Beware Beware, writing compelling and complex Korean American characters, and what reading a book has in common with a level in a video game. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Gina Nahai

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Gina Nahai talks about her fifth novel, The Luminous Heart of Jonah S., Iran and Los Angeles, and the possibility of a long-sought-after peace in the Middle East. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Alex Dimitrov and Kate Durbin

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Alex Dimitrov and Kate Durbin interview each other about place and poetics and poetry in performance, as well as poetry in LA and New York, and using culture as a prop. ...more

Notable Los Angeles 2/24–3/2

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Monday 2/24: A release party for J.S. Breukelaar’s American Monster, also featuring readings by Ben Loory, Jim Ruland, Rumpus managing editor Zoë Ruiz, Cecil Castellucci, and John Skipp. 7:00 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

The Otis College Reading Series presents readings by Bridgette Bianca, Justin Evans, Amanda Katz, and Victor Yates.

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Los Angeles Love Through Unique Eyes

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Los Angeles native, Michael Garcia writes about his love and fear for the city he grew up in.

Like the sailor kissing a stranger at the V-J Day parade, Buzz Aldrin hop-scotching on the moon, or the Escapist punching Hitler in the face on the cover of the first issue of Amazing Midget Radio Comics, Mom’s kick steered our lives to an alternate chronology.

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Notable Los Angeles 1/13–1/19

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Monday 1/13: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 21: Shit Ain’t Real? 3 rounds, 2 opposing writers, and this one features a special SF vs. LA rivalry as the producers of Write Club SF come down to do battle! Mikhail Blokh, Casey Childers, Pogo Saito, Kristina Wong, Steven Westdahl, and Sean Sweeney engage in “literature as bloodsport.” 7:00 p.m.

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