Posts Tagged: sarah manguso

Notable NYC: 3/11–3/17

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Saturday 3/11: Carolyn Hembree, Neil Shepard, and Terese Svoboda read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Tysh and Cole Swensen join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/12: Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens with Charles Bock.

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Notable Los Angeles: 2/20–2/26

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Monday 2/20: Brian David Johnson discusses and signs MWD: Hell Is Coming Home. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 2/21: Literary Uprising, featuring Ashaki M. Jackson, and Carol V. Davis. 6 p.m. in Room A1000 at Antioch University.

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A Romance with Concision

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Can’t wait for Sarah Manguso’s newest book, 300 Arguments? Over at Harper’s Magazine, you can read an essay excerpted from the book about brevity and aphorisms. Manguso writes:

Please don’t try to convince me that my romance with concision follows from the way we experience reality now, in interrupted and interruptive increments; or that if I like short literature I should be on Twitter; or that my taste is merely a symptom of a pathological inability to focus or commit; or that since I have a child I no longer have the time to write at length.

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The End of the Diary

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Over at Bookforum, Caitlin Johnson touches base with Sarah Manguso about her new memoir Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, motherhood, and a lifetime spent recording memories and experiences.

And for even more on Ongoingness, and Manguso’s thoughts about how motherhood does (or doesn’t) change being a writer, check out our own recent interview with the poet and writer.

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The Big Idea: Eula Biss

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On Immunity author Eula Biss speaks to Suzanne Koven about mythology, personal freedom, and the history of vaccines. ...more

Don’t Miss the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival: Sunday September 13

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Reasons to attend the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival: 1) it’s one of the most hip, smart and diverse American literary events, 2)  because Ben Marcus, Sarah Manguso, Thurston Moore, Heidi Julavits and Tao Lin are just some of the stars and emerging writers who will be talking/reading, 3) panels will talk about DFW , rappers and upward mobility, among a lot of other great things read and discussed, and 4) because it’s free (though for some events you need to secure tickets in advance).

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