Posts Tagged: Stephen Elliott

Come for Me, Katie Roiphe

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Backlash isn’t new to our Internet culture, but with Twitter and hot takes it does come for us a little faster.

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Notable Los Angeles: 11/6–11/12

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Stories about Sex Workers, Written by Sex Workers

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Rumpus contributor and BFF Antonia Crane has written an episode for Driven—a web series created by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott—called “Poppy,” that is centered on authentic representation of sex work. Antonia writes, This episode is our dream episode because it accurately reflects a sex worker’s story of intimacy and the possibility of contentment with a diverse, trans […]

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Watch After Adderall Free Tonight!

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After Adderall is a feature film by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott reimagining the absurd experience of having one’s book translated into a film. The movie stars Mickaela Tombrock and Bill Heck and features Lili Taylor, James Urbaniak, Ned Van Zandt, and Michael C. Hall. There are cameos from authors including Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Evan […]

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New Web Series Driven Premieres Today!

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Created, written, and produced by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott, Driven “is a scripted series that delves into the world of on-demand car services and the lives behind those who ride and those who drive. It’s also a commentary on how people live in post-Trump America. It’s also often very funny.” Starring writers and actors like Michael Cunningham, […]

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Big News for the October Rumpus Book Club

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October will be a homecoming of sorts for the Rumpus Book Club. Six and a half years ago, Stephen Elliott came up with this new idea for a book club—we’ll get books that haven’t been released yet and talk about them and chat online with the authors. Sometimes maybe club members will review the books […]

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After Adderall: It’s Playing Everywhere

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After Adderall, a Rumpus-produced movie written and directed (and starring) Rumpus Founder and Editor-in-Chief Stephen Elliott, has been getting some great write-ups. And it’s probably playing somewhere near you very soon! September 12, 2016, Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Book Festival @ Videology 308 Bedford September 14, 2016, Columbus Ohio: Gateway Film Center

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The Great Film Festival Swindle

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“Never pay an entry fee. If they won’t give you a waiver they aren’t interested in the film.”—Programmer for a major film festival

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LA LitCrawl: “Growth Spurt”

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The Rumpus presents GROWTH SPURT: STORIES OF RADICAL BECOMING at LitCrawl LA: NoHo! LA LitCrawl Round 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00–8:45 p.m. The Fat Dog 11050 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601 Lineup includes: Natashia Deón Ashley Perez Shawna Kenney Derrick Brown Matthew Specktor Emceed by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott! Details here! *** Rumpus original poster art by Carl Dimitri. […]

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Life Into Art: Memoirs Adapted for Television and Film

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On Saturday, October 17th, join Rumpus founding editor Stephen Elliott, along with Susan Orlean, Jerry Stahl, and Evan Wright, for a panel discussion hosted by Derrick C. Brown about what it’s like to have your memoir adapted for television and film. All proceeds will benefit 826LA! You can find more info and purchase your tickets here!  

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This Week in Short Fiction: A Guide to AWP

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It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]

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Notable NYC: 11/8–11/14

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Saturday 11/8: Brooklyn Comic Arts Festival. Mt. Carmel Church, 11 a.m., free. Elizabeth Lopeman reads Trans Europe Express (November 2014) about an American au pair considering abandoning her host family. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Peter Friedman, Rachel Nelson, Tommy Pico, Blythe Roberson, and Valerie Hsiung read at the What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been. […]

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Strand and The Rumpus Special Event!

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If you’re in NYC, swing by the Strand tomorrow at 7 p.m. to hear Rumpus columnist Thomas Page McBee present his new memoir Man Alive. The author explores manhood, identity, and personal histories through his encounters with an abusive father and a mugger who threatened his life. Rumpus founding editor Stephen Elliott will be around to […]

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Notable NYC: 10/25–10/31

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Saturday 10/25: Natalie Harnett, Anthony Breznican, Helen Wan, and Nicole Kear are the latest Sackett Street Writers. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Erica Lewis, Betsy Andrews, Claire Caldwell, and A. H. Jerriod Avant read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 10/26: Dania Rajendra, Ann Neumannhas, and Nathan Schneider read assorted works. Unnameable books, 6 […]

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Notable NYC: 9/13–9/19

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Saturday 9/13: Sara Lippman reads from collection of stories, Doll Palace. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Mitchell S. Jackson, Porochista Khakpour, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell read as part of LitCrawl, presented by Center for Fiction. KGB, 6 p.m., free. LitCrawl takes over the East Village. Mulitple Locations, 6 p.m., free.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Stephen Elliott

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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. If you’re a fan of Stephen’s […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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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. See Stephen Elliott’s, “Eden Alexander, Crowd Funding, and Discrimination Against Sex Workers”, for a […]

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Notable NYC: 4/12–4/18

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Saturday 4/12: Michael Parker and Ethan Hauser celebrate their new books with a reading, musical DJ Jim McHugh, and literary mingle. Wythe Hotel, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 4/13: David Gerrard, Douglas Watson, and Jason Porter join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Gerrard’s Short Century (January 2014) centers around a mysterious blogger revealing a journalist’s incestuous […]

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Notable NYC: 2/15–2/21

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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. […]

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AWP Offsite Event: Rumpus by the Sound

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The Rumpus proudly presents… Rumpus by the Sound Thursday, February 27, 2014 Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. Spitfire 2219 4th Avenue Seattle, WA Our offsite AWP event is sure to be one of the after-hours highlights of the conference. Readings by Katie Crouch, Monica Drake, and Gina Frangello! Music by Wesley Stace and […]

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Notable NYC: 11/23–11/29

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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. Sunday 11/24: Jonathan Ames, Jessamyn Hope, Heather Aimee O’Neill, and Justin Haythe read together at an event sponsored by Wallflower Press. Novelist Jonathan Ames […]

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