Posts Tagged: wayne koestenbaum

The Rumpus Interview with Elisa Gabbert

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Author Elisa Gabbert talks about her books, The Self Unstable and The French Exit, diversity, publishing, whiteness, and writing in the Internet Age. ...more

Notable NYC: 1/2–1/8

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Monday 1/4: Desiree Bailey and Kristen Gallagher read poetry. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Wednesday 1/6: Tim Manley, Adepero Oduye, Colin Wilhm, Danielle Kraese, and Donna Goldman join the Catapult Student Showcase. Sid Gold’s, 6:30p.m., free.

Thursday 1/7: Stacy Szymaszek, Dawn Lundy Martin, Vincent Katz, Paolo Javier, and Wayne Koestenbaum celebrate Nightboat Books.

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Notable NYC: 4/4–4/10

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Saturday 4/4: Dorothea Lasky, Lisa Cohen, Wayne Koestenbaum, Kate Zambreno, Marie Buck, and Gary Indiana celebrate the latest from Animal Shelter. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Lola Calise, Ian McLellan Davis, Lilya Davis, Morgan Forbes, and Hannah McMurray launch Issue 6 of harlequin creatures.

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Notable NYC: 1/11–1/17

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Saturday 1/11: Wayne Koestenbaum and Olivia Laing discuss famous creative people. Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (December 2013) explores several writers and their relationship to alcohol. Koestenbaum’s essay collection My 1980s (August 2013) examines various cultural icons.

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Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6

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Saturday 12/7: Natalie Eilbert, Mike Bushnell, Rob Ostrom, and Christie Ann Reynolds inaugurate the Banquet reading series with an evening of poetry. Eilbert is the founder and editor of The Atlas Review. The Banquet series was launched intending to highlight the intersection of poetry performance and audience experience; it is the product of curators Joshua Kleinberg, Alexis Pope, and Dana Jaye Cadman.

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Humiliation is for Everybody

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NPR Books is dissecting humiliation in this author interview with Wayne Koestenbaum (whose has a very recent book aptly titled “Humiliation”).

Humiliation is the only way to describe certain life experiences—it’s both familiar and completely unavoidable—but it turns out it’s complex, context-dependent, and evolving along with our technologically-based social interactions.

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Notable New York, This Week 2/22 – 2/28

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This week in New York 2010: Whitney Biennial opens, Gigantic holds a launch party for Issue 2: Gigantic America, Anderbo Reading at KGB, Mary Karr talks with Philip Gourevitch, MOMA premieres documentary about Mikhail Khodorkovsky–Russia’s wealthiest man and one if its most controversial figures, Ted Conover reads, André Aciman talks to Paul Leclerc, and Sam Mendes directs The Tempest at BAM.

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Notable New York, This Week 10/26 – 11/1

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In New York this week, James Frey and Maira Kalman at the CLMP Spelling Bee, members of The National collaborate with visual artist Matthew Ritchie in The Long Count at BAM, Sherman Alexie and Chuck Klosterman read, Guernica Magazine turns 5, Performa 09 begins, Literary Death Match returns to New York, and Lawrence Weschler presents Halloween Wonder Cabinet.

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