Posts Tagged: Tim Taranto

What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors' favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful. ...more

Notable Portland: 7/27–8/2

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Thursday 7/27: Join Tavern Books for a reading featuring Wrolstad Series poets Megan Levad and Elsbeth Pancrazi. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Manuel Arturo Abreu and Rob Gray read from their select works. Powell’s City of Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable San Francisco: 7/26–8/1

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Wednesday 7/26: Samantha Hunt discusses her new story collection, The Dark Dark, with Clary Sankey. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Andrew Sean Greer is launching his new novel, Less. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith.

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/23-7/29

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Sunday 7/23: Dawn Reno Langley will read from her novel The Mourning ParadeSubtext Books, 2 p.m., free.

Join author Jean Harper for the launch of her book, Still Life with Horses, which happens to be the winner of the 2017 Howling Bird Press Creative Nonfiction Prize! 

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Notable Chicago: 7/21–7/27

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Friday 7/21: Tim Taranto and Suzanne Scanlon will discuss Tim’s new book Ars Botanica at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/22: Visit The Book Cellar to hear Pulitzer winner Jeffrey Gettleman discuss his memoir, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

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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 Writer’s Best Friend

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As the saying has it, a dog is a man’s best friend, but dogs are not always the pets of choice among the literary greats. Ernest Hemingway had his six-toed cats, Flannery O’Connor had her peacocks, and Vladimir Nabokov had his butterflies as Rumpus contributor Tim Taranto illustrates in his piece “Author’s Best Friend: The Pets of Literary Greats,” featured in The Paris Review.

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