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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Readers who visit Paris or London in the hopes of paying their respects to departed authors can do so in one fell swoop, with graves concentrated in a single, central location; visitors to LA, however, will have to do some schlepping....more
The event features Rumpus friends and contributors, including Nina Bargiel, Antonia Crane, Kima Jones, Mallory Ortberg, Pamela Ribon, Kate Spencer, Karolina Waclawiak, and Roxane Gay with host Zoë Ruiz....more
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....more
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.
Recording artist Moby writes over at The Guardian about why he needed to leave New York and come to Los Angeles for his art. Los Angles gave him the room and the freedom to fail.
“Plenty of other cities in the United States and abroad are, of course, interesting and beautiful, but I moved to LA due to its singular pre-apocalyptic strangeness.
The Rumpus is looking to fill internship positions! We are looking for two interns in the San Francisco area and two interns in the Los Angeles area:
Responsibilities for LA interns: writing blog posts, social media tasks, Letters in the Mail assistance, and helping organize any events. Must have a car. Copyediting skills a plus....more
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....more