Posts Tagged: Melissa Febos

Notable NYC: 5/19–5/25

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

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Notable NYC: 4/14–4/20

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

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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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Notable NYC: 2/24–3/2

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

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Notable NYC: 2/10–2/16

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

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What to Read When You Want a Fresh Start

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In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we’ve put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after.

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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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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 NYC: 10/14–10/20

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

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Notable NYC: 9/23–9/29

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

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What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors’ favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful.

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Notable NYC: 8/12–8/18

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Sunday 8/13: Svetlana Kitto leads an Oral History for Writers. Wendy’s Subway, 3 p.m., $100. Barbara Browning, Eloisa Amezcua, Jenn Baker, Camonghne Felix, Ariel Francisco, Gabe Habash, and Jess Rizkallah join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free. Monday 8/14: Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, and Sarah Rose Etter join […]

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MIXER TURNS 10: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

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We are thrilled to present, alongside Riverhead Books, VIDA, and Shoe Market, “MIXER TURNS 10: A benefit for Planned Parenthood.” This Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Wicked Lady. With readings from Rebecca Carroll, Donika Kelly, Jeff McDaniel, Laurie Stone, and Tiphanie Yanique. Music by Joan as Policewoman. Hosted by Michelle Campagna, Melissa Febos, and […]

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Notable NYC: 4/22–4/28

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Saturday 4/22: Mara Helal and Jeremy Sigler join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/23: Donald Nicholson-Smith and Emma Ramadan present Abdellatif Laâbi’s In Praise of Defeat, translated from the French. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free. Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ben Pease, Cooper Wilheim, Isabella Desendi, and Marina Weiss join the Dead Rabbits […]

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Written in Chalk: What It Means to Be Crazy

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As truth becomes more elusive, as fact blends with fiction, we ought to take notice of how we categorize people, as categorization seems to be married to suppression, to disenfranchisement.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction.

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This Week in Essays

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For Electric Literature, Christine Vines ably dissects the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and finds it wanting, with the notable conclusion that “We still have a problem with the word ‘crazy’ and this show, despite its feminist packaging, is doing nothing to alleviate it.” Rumpus Advisory Board member Melissa Febos offers essential advice to writers on how to […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses Abandon Me, confessional writing, Billie Holiday, reenacting trauma, cataloguing narratives, and searching for identity.

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Notable NYC: 2/25–3/3

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Saturday 2/25: Christian Hawkey and Himanshu Suri join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Emily Brandt and Ali Power join the SOLO reading series. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 2/26: Nicole Steinberg celebrates the release of Glass Actress with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Esther Lin. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Melissa Febos

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail from Melissa Febos! Melissa writes a beautiful, insightful letter to us about the self-indulgence of guilt, what lovers take from us when they leave, and deciding to take a temporary vow of celibacy. You don’t want to miss this letter. Subscribe to Letters in the Mail […]

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Notable NYC: 2/18–2/24

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Saturday 2/18: Ryan Dobran and Wendy Letterman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck celebrate new books from Skeleton Man Press. The Glove, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 2/19: Elizabeth Hall and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free. Monday 2/20: Not My President’s Day march. Columbus […]

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Visit Us at AWP!

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If you’re at AWP this week, please stop by and say hi! We’re tables 433 and 434 at the bookfair, and we’ll be ready to fulfill all your Rumpus merchandise needs and answer any questions you may have about the site. And, if you’re around tomorrow evening, don’t miss our offsite, WRITE TOGETHER, FIGHT TOGETHER, co-hosted […]

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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 […]

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AWP 2017 Offsite: Write Together, Fight Together

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Don’t miss our 2017 AWP offsite event, co-hosted with Barrelhouse, Catapult, and Lit Hub! Write Together, Fight Together will include readings from: Jericho Brown, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, and Sarah Sweeney, to be followed by music and dancing. Free admission, February 9, 2017, doors at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. Join us as we […]

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Notable Portland: 1/26–2/1

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Thursday 1/26: James Galvin reads from his poetry, hosted by the Portland State University Creative Writing Department. Literary Arts, 4:30 p.m., free. Rob Spillman, cofounding editor of Tin House, reads from his new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and is joined in conversation afterwards by Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and the forthcoming Abandon Me. […]

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Where We Go from Here

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Warrior up! Begin with small actions, like donating or volunteering, if you’re able.

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