Posts Tagged: matthew specktor

Notable Los Angeles: 3/12–3/18

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #68: David Kukoff

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“To read,” wrote E.M. Cioran, “is to let someone else do the work for you.” Indeed, David Kukoff has done extensive footwork collecting an array of varied experiences to give us an idea of what it was to live in LA during what might arguably be one of its most pivotal decades. His new anthology, […]

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LA LitCrawl: “Growth Spurt”

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The Rumpus presents GROWTH SPURT: STORIES OF RADICAL BECOMING at LitCrawl LA: NoHo! LA LitCrawl Round 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00–8:45 p.m. The Fat Dog 11050 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601 Lineup includes: Natashia Deón Ashley Perez Shawna Kenney Derrick Brown Matthew Specktor Emceed by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott! Details here! *** Rumpus original poster art by Carl Dimitri. […]

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Holiday Round-up

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Two-sentence holiday fiction from Salon is fun and includes many Rumpus folks! You’ll find short fiction by Peter Orner, Matthew Specktor, Cecil Castellucci, Kelly Luce, Elliott Holt, and more! He was never sentimental about these things, being a Jew. Still, Wilshire Boulevard, with its plastic Santas and strung up sleighs, its gaudy “snowflakes” shedding tinsel in eighty degree […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Hungry for some good times?  Feast on this weekend Rump! In Saturday’s interview, Matthew Specktor takes some time to talk with the Rumpus about his latest novel, American Dream Machine.  He comments on the “dude-heaviness” of the book and voices concern about the increasing corporatization of the film and publishing industries.

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