Posts Tagged: New York City

Notable NYC: 10/21–10/27

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

Notable NYC: 10/14–10/20

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

Notable NYC: 10/7–10/13

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

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #104: sam sax

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I could write a bullet list of sam’s sax’s recent accomplishments, but the wiser thing would be to advise you to pick up his newly released book MADNESS. ...more

Notable NYC: 9/30–10/6

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

Notable NYC: 9/23–9/29

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

Notable NYC: 9/16–9/22

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

Gentrification Looks Like Us: Making Rent in Bed-Stuy by Brandon Harris

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Harris thoughtfully examines what happens when privilege and lack of privilege are forced to coexist in the same neighborhood—and, occasionally, in the same apartment. ...more

Analyzing the Why: A Conversation with Jonathan Reiss

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Jonathan Reiss discusses his debut novel Getting Off, his transition from actor to writer, his own past drug use, and our country's current opioid epidemic. ...more

Notable NYC: 8/19–8/25

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

Faith, Gods, and Gay Sex: A Conversation with Matthew Gallaway

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Matthew Gallaway discusses his second novel, #gods, moving from a big publishing house to an indie press, and why it was important to him to depict gay sex in writing. ...more

Notable NYC: 8/5–8/11

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Saturday 8/5: Elizabeth Jaikaran talks with Priya Arora about Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 8/7: Jill Eisenstadt reads Swell. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

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Empathy Is Cheap: A Conversation with Brandon Harris

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Brandon Harris discusses his memoir Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture. ...more

Notable NYC: 7/29–8/4

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Saturday 7/29: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/30: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 7/22–7/28

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Saturday 7/22: Tasaurah Litzky, Elizabet Valasquez, and Patricia Carragon read “Anything Goes.” Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Francesco Grisanzio, Ashleigh Allen, and Mark Guerarie celebrate the launch of Swamp Frank, Gurarie’s new chapbook. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

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This Week In Indie Bookstores

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If you’ve ever wanted to own a bookstore, here’s your chance! Win this Wellsboro, Pennsylvania bookstore.

India’s Oxford Bookstore announced it will be holding its third Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize in 2017, a competition meant to honor book cover designers.

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Home Is Here

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There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. [...] Here, four women discuss what it's like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump. ...more

Notable NYC: 7/15–7/21

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Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #92: Bud Smith

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It’s hard to say when I first became aware of Bud Smith’s writing. I’m sure it was online; his work is fairly ubiquitous here—an essay here, a poem there, a short story someplace else. He’s got a few books under his belt to boot, the stellar F-250 and Calm Face, as well as the most recent, Dust Bunny City, for which his wife, Rae Buleri, did the brilliant illustrations.

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Notable NYC: 7/8–7/14

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Sunday 7/9: Rachel Lyon, Gordon Harber, Chanice Hughes-Greenberg, and host Madeline Stevens join Sundays at Erv’s. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 7/10: Jami Attenberg, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Courtney Maum, Elizabeth Crane, Paul Lynch, and Chiwan Choi join the Franklin Park reading series.

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A Specific Kind of Loneliness: In Conversation with Geeta Kothari

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Geeta Kothari discusses her debut collection, American xenophobia, and the immigrant narrative. ...more

Notable NYC: 7/1–7/7

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Sunday 7/2: Jennifer Soong, Rawaan Alkhatib, and Sara Deniz Akant present books from Futurepoem. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/4: Macy’s launches fireworks. East River – Midtown, Sunset, Free.

Thursday 7/6: Scaachi Koul presents One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter.

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The Belladonna Variety Hour (and a Half)

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What are you doing this Saturday at 8 p.m.? The Belladonna—a new comedy and satire site by women, for everyone—is going analog at the PIT Loft in NYC with standup, sketches, and readings.

Hosted by Funny Women Editor Elissa Bassist, the show’s lineup includes The Belladona’s co-founders: Caitlin KunkelBrooke PrestonFiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Are great bookstores just good capitalism?

People are more concerned with being fat than with eating disorders, if we go by the number of books in each respective section at one blogger’s local bookstore.

A Tennessee bookstore will include a restaurant inside of it.

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Notable NYC: 6/24–6/30

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Saturday 6/24: Juan Martinez, Jimin Han, and Paul Cohen celebrate debut fiction. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/25: Rob Hill, Omotara James, Meghan E.B. Lin, and Phil Demise Smith celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Newtown Literary.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York. ...more

Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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