Posts Tagged: Megan Stielstra

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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ENOUGH: As Though Nothing Had Happened at All

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.

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Claiming Space: A Conversation with Elizabeth Crane

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Elizabeth Crane discusses her latest collection, Turf, how where she has lived has shaped her work, and why she loves writing in first-person plural.

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What Do I Do With My Fear?: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life.

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Notable Portland: 11/9–11/15

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/2–10/8

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

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Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable Chicago: 7/28–8/3

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Friday 7/28: The RHINO Reads open mic is happening at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, with special guests Roger Reeves and Doug Ramspeck. 6 p.m., free. The wonderful Women & Children First bookstore hosts its annual member sale all weekend. Members receive 20% off through Sunday. Become a member and buy some books!

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Grant Snider’s favorite things, in rhyme. In The Last Book I Loved, Richard Kramer delves into the “determined and effective” Judith Schneiderman’s memoir, I Sang To Survive. A “propulsive drive” lies behind the Auschwitz survivor’s writing. “What I love most about her book,” Kramer writes, “is the joy with which she tells it, the […]

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Notable Chicago 12/22–12/28

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Between the holidays and the weather, it’s a quiet week here in Chicago. If you’re jonesing for some word love, you’ve still got a few options. Sunday 12/22: As always, Marc Smith and J.W. Basilo are hosting the Uptown Poetry Slam. Come see local 7 p.m., $6, The Green Mill. Monday 12/23: Still looking for the perfect gift? […]

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Notable Chicago 12/15–12/21

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Sunday 12/15: Today at the Uptown Poetry Slam, stop in for the open mic, a featured performance from Gregory Pickett, and then the slam, of course. 7 p.m., $7, The Green Mill. Tuesday 12/17: 2nd Story has teamed up with Lakeview Orchestra to create an evening of words and music. Catch Rumpus contributor Megan Stielstra, […]

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Notable Chicago 10/27–11/2

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Sunday 10/27: Every week, you’re invited to join poets and spectators alike for the Uptown Poetry Slam. This is where slam poetry began and where it continues to grow. 7 PM, $6, The Green Mill. Monday 10/28: If you’ve been working on a piece to be read aloud, may I suggest stopping by Do Not […]

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POSTPARTUM

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Postpartum depression takes on a recognizable form in Megan Stielstra’s Rumpus essay, “Channel B,” as she describes her experience of finding solace in watching another mother on a high-tech video baby monitor, a reminder that we are never truly alone. A live performance of Megan’s piece was recently podcasted by 2nd story. Megan’s essay will […]

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Best Essays Anthology to Feature Rumpus Writers

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Awesome news! Megan Stielstra’s Rumpus essay “Channel B” will appear in The Best American Essays 2013, guest edited by our very own Cheryl Strayed (aka Dear Sugar). Seth Fischer’s “Notes from a Unicorn” will be listed as a notable essay. Congratulations to Megan and Seth, and thanks for contributing your talents to the Rumpus!

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