We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott! Having just returned to Brooklyn from L.A. where he finished work on his new movie, Happy Baby, Stephen writes a personal and rambling letter about writer’s block, simplifying his life, and more....more
Posts Tagged: Stephen Elliott
On this weekend in 1652, a law was passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies. Turns out that particular law didn’t cause much of a stir.
Unfortunately, some of today’s legislation intended to protect marginalized groups isn’t faring much better....more
Our offsite AWP event is sure to be one of the after-hours highlights of the conference....more
Saturday 2/15: Luna Miguel, Jacob Steinberg, and Gabby Bess read poetry. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 2/16: Stephen Elliott and Julia Fierro join Gina Frangello as she reads from her novel A Life in Men (February 2014). Fierro’s forthcoming Cutting Teeth (May 2014) examines thirty-somethings attempting to enjoy a beach house with their children....more
Saturday 11/23: Ossian Foley, Krystal Languell and Jamie Townsend read poetry. Foley’s first collection OF: Vol 1 includes experimental styles focused on discord and the relationship of structure. Unnameable Books, 7p.m., free....more
For the Believer, Lane Koivu interviews our fearless leader Stephen Elliott about, among other things, “the thrill of finding himself in the director’s chair, the time he nearly got locked up by a psychiatrist in San Francisco, and why he’s always in a race against his own enthusiasm.”
Here’s a little morsel of their wide-ranging and compelling conversation:
It’s not like I let everybody on set rewrite the script.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, long-time Rumpus contributor and editor of the recent collection Goodbye to All that: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Sari Botton will host an event in Brooklyn featuring reading and stories by contributors to the anthology and fellow New Yorkers with love/hate relationships of their own with the city....more
“I told him, if this doesn’t work, I’m going to kick your ass. I told him that because he’s going too far. He thinks he knows more than me, but he doesn’t.”...more
In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago’s iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high rises....more
Woohoo! Lit podcast Drunken Odyssey has a new episode up in which host John King talks to our very own Stephen Elliott and Isaac Fitzgerald.
Topics include Happy Baby, About Cherry, and bend-over boyfriends.
Plus it says right there on the site that Drunken Odyssey is “your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking,” so what are you waiting for?...more
A complete chapter from Happy Baby, the novel in stories by Stephen Elliott, published by McSweeney’s in 2004. Illustrations by MariNaomi....more
The Rumpus is seeking applications for a dedicated internship position to assist Stephen and the movie’s producers with a crowd-source fundraising campaign....more
KALW Radio talks with Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott about his film Cherry and its portrayal of the San Francisco porn industry.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film where I felt that the adult film industry was represented. This is my community, so these are the people I hang out with....more
In this review at SF Appeal, Violet Blue describes Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott’s Cherry as a “strong, complex” film that “unfolds through its layered relationships.” The movie made it’s North American premiere on Tuesday and will screen twice more as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival....more
One of the first times I had a real conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald was a couple of years ago at Mission Creek Café on Valencia Street in San Francisco. It was a Rumpus volunteer meeting—the site had no employees at that point—and he was trying to convince me to edit a massive transcript he was supposed to be sculpting into a zippy little interview for editor-in-chief Stephen Elliott....more
This week in San Francisco: Finally muster the courage to hit on that one cute chick/dude at this month’s Monthly Rumpus, decorate your pad like it’s 1982 and you just got Walk Among Us at Pops’ Cheap Art Show: Skull Edition, get your nerd on at Techshop’s Open House, and check out SF Sketchfest....more
Founding editor Stephen Elliott on working, not working, and being a writer in San Francisco....more
This week Stephen Elliott is in town for the paperback release of The Adderall Diaries, Jonathan Franzen celebrates Freedom, Tao Lin brings Dakota Fanning and Haley Joel Osment to BookCourt, Fashion takes you out on the town, Gigantic and Open City are home sweet home, and Nara premieres at the Asia Society....more
This week: mutant cowboys at the Roxie, The Botany of Desire, a Litquake cocktail party, roller disco, and more film festival goodness!
Monday 7/19: Bounty hunters, vigilante justice, and good old fashioned wild west gun-slinging. The Dead and the Damned has all that and ravenous mutants, and it’s showing at the Roxie tonight as a part of SF IndieFest’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which features all the underground fantasy, scifi, and horror films you could possibly want. Tickets $10-11.50, 9pm @ 3117 16th Street....more
Then she asked if it was strange that we were doing all these photo shoots as an excuse to sleep together because she was in a monogamous relationship.
Yes, I said, that part is strange....more