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Posts by: Samantha Abrams

Dave Eggers and his Favorite Bookstore

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Over at The Daily Beast, Dave Eggers writes about Green Apple Books and calls it his favorite Bay Area bookstore. As he writes, about Green Apple’s atmosphere: Green Apple’s floors, most of which are over a hundred years old, creak wherever you go, and when you walk upstairs, there will be small clouds of dust. […]

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Matthew Dickman’s Plea

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Poet (and recent Litquake participant) Matthew Dickman is asking for your help. Inspired by the people, the movement, and the poetry of the Mission (and San Francisco) he saw in action last weekend, Dickman wants to do his part and spread poetry to those who do not currently interact with it. As he writes for Tin […]

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NYC: Writers Reading Other Writers

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This Saturday, our friends over at The Believer (and Gigantic) are hosting Writers Reading Other Writers as part of NYC Lit Crawl. The event will feature work by Rumpus contributors Justin Taylor and Catherine Lacey, alongside work by Sparrow. The event begins at 7 pm and takes place at Botanica Bar on East Houston Street.

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Thomas Allen’s Beautiful Evidence

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Thomas Allen, an artist who spent his summers “devoted to paging through (and tearing pages from) old science books, encyclopedias and primary readers” in the name of art, has an exhibition featuring his most recent work opening on Sunday, September 9 at FOLEY Gallery in New York. The exhibition features photographs of Allen’s work, which […]

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First Read: Chabon’s ‘Telegraph Avenue’

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NPR gives us an exclusive first read of Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue. Here’s the first paragraph: “Hello?” Gwen called, letting herself in the front door. A small black Buddha greeted her from a low table by the front door, where it kept company with a photograph of Lydia Frankenthaler, the producer of an […]

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On Inspiration

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Courtesy of The Story Prize Blog, author Adam Prince gives some helpful advice on the truth behind inspiration: I think inspiration is largely a myth. It’s tied to the myth of talent, which makes writers seem like we’re special people, sage-types who channel the infinite. Of course, I’m flattered when people tell me I’m talented, […]

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