Posts Tagged: Sarah Gerard

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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Notable NYC: 4/7–4/13

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Notable Philadelphia: 3/13–3/19

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week!

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Notable NYC: 2/17–2/23

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Notable NYC: 12/9–12/15

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Notable NYC: 11/18–11/24

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

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Notable NYC: 11/11–11/17

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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’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”

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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. Monday 7/24: t’ai freedom ford, Phillip B. Williams, Kevin Coval, Charif Shanahan, and Patricia Smith join host […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #88: Sarah Gerard

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Sarah Gerard’s dazzling second book, Sunshine State, is a collection of essays interlacing narrative nonfiction and personal essay. The thirty-one year old Brooklynite teaches nonfiction and writes a monthly column for Hazlitt. She has received rave reviews from the New York Times, NPR, and The Millions. Using her home state of Florida as the medium to navigate […]

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 4/15–4/31

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Saturday 4/15: Protest in support of releasing Donald Trump’s tax returns. Bryant Park, 1 p.m., free. Thom Donovan and Marissa Perel join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/16: Tongo Eisen-Martin, Mahogany Browne, and Jive Poetic read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 4/8–4/14

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Saturday 4/8: Chris Hayes presents A Colony in a Nation in conversation with Wesley Lowery. St. Joseph’s College, 6 p.m, $30. Claudia Rankine and Garnette Cadogan give the keynote address at the Focus Festival running on Saturday and Sunday. Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 7 p.m., $20. Julia Loktev and Sukhdev Sandhu join the Segue series. Zinc […]

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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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Notable NYC: 1/28–2/3

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Sunday 1/29: Write to elected officials. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free. Robert Marshall, Clifford Chase, Alexander Chee, Lisa Cohen, and Matt Sharpe join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Ashley C. Ford, Eve Ewing, Justin Smith, Hari Ziyad, and Tochi Onyebuchi celebrate the release of Beyond Ourselves, […]

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On Writing While in Prison

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Over at Hazlitt, Sarah Gerard interviews Matthew Seger, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison, and reveals what it’s like to keep up a writing discipline behind bars: Before, if I wanted to write something down, I’d scribble it onto some notebook paper and then later transcribe it into a Word document and […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Sarah Gerard

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Author Sarah Gerard talks about her novel, Binary Star, her chapbook, BFF, dysfunctional relationships, and what it means to be best friends forever.

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Not From This Dimension

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Sarah Gerard interviews Ottesa Moshfegh for Hazlitt—among other concessions, Moshfegh admits that she’s “not from this dimension”: I’m like an alien in a human body. I come from a different place, a different plane of existence. I can’t explain that other place because I don’t know it in this lifetime, I don’t have memories of it, but I know […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Sarah Gerard

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Sarah Gerard! Sarah writes to us about her lifelong, childhood friendships and her only friend from that group of friends who hasn’t turned out happy. Sarah Gerard is the author of the forthcoming chapbook BFF and the novel Binary Star, which NPR calls a […]

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Literature’s Crowdfunded Future

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From small presses to literary journals, crowdfunding has grown into a major source of money for publishing. Authors are even turning to services like Kickstarter to fund their booktours, like Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star. Her successful campaign raised more than $9,000 for her book tour. To date, Kickstarter has raised more than $70m […]

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Can Writing Be Taught?

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Electric Literature and Catapult.co recently announced a new series of writing workshops and classes: Our goal is to connect emerging and unpublished writers with some of the most dynamic and interesting literary writers in NYC, and create the kind of writing classes we wish we could take ourselves. James Hannaham, Sarah Gerard, and Ted Thompson […]

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Notable NYC: 3/21–3/27

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Saturday 3/21: Phil Klay reads from his National Book Award for Fiction collection Redeployment. He is joined in conversation by Rob Spillman. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Rob Crawford, Sabra Embury, Hannah Assadi, Genna Rivieccio, Amanda Killian, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Stu Watson, and Daniel Adler celebrate opiates. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Cynthia […]

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Notable NYC: 3/7–3/13

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Saturday 3/7: Cynthia Daignault and Joseph Mosconi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free. Sunday 3/8: Ashley C. Ford, Daniel Jose Older, and Cynthia Cruz launch a new discussion series, The Hustle, that examines how writers work. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free. Elissa Schappell and Lynne Tillman celebrate International Women’s Day. Over the […]

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