“Balance is its own beautiful practice.”
Tags: Anne Lamott, Barrelhouse, Bird by Bird, bodies, Christine No, debut collection, dissociation, family, filmmaking, grandmother, grandmothers, heartbreak, hypervigilance, Intimacy, Jennifer Lewis, love, Mental Health, neuroscience, poems, poetry, science, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Whatever Love Mean
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Aaron Foley, Abdul El-Sayed, Ada Calhoun, Adriana Rambay Fernández, Adrienne Christian, Alejandro Zambra, Alina Stefanescu, amber sparks, Amelia Pang, Ana Malagon, Ananda Lima, Angela Pupino, Anne Lamott, Ariel Sabar, Arisa White, Ashar Foley, Auriane Desombre, Ben Gwin, Ben Ryder Howe, Benjamin Garcia, Brandy Schillace, Brian Broome, Carolyne Whelan, Cedric Rudolph, Charles W. Brice, Connie Pertuz-Meza, Daniel Saldana Paris, Dawn Potter, Deborah Mutnick, Deesha Philyaw, Doug Anderson, Elara Cáceres, Elizabeth Acevedo, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Erin Batykefer, Hala Alyan, Hari Ziyad, Hawa Hassan, Heather Stokes, Hiram Sims, Honor Moore, Isabel Allende, Jack Livings, Jakob Guanzon, Jane Clarke, Jen Silverman, John Keene, José Quiñones, Joshua Mohr, Judith Alexander Brice, Judy Spence, Junious Ward, K Ming Chang, Kai Minosh Pyle, Kate Daniels, Kate Darling, Kate Zambreno, Katherine Angel, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, kazuo ishiguro, Kristofer Lyons, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Lilly Dancyger, Liza Rodman, Lola Koundakjian, Mari Andrew, Marianne Kirby, Marisa Siegel, Matthew Olzmann, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Meg Stentz, Megha Majumdar, Meghan Tutolo, Micah Johnson, Michael Simms, Mikela Ragin, Mikki Kendall, Monica Gomez-Hira, Naima Coster, Nicholas Glastonbury, Nicole Chung, Nicole Glover, Notable Online, Pamela Sneed, patricia engel, Rachel Hayes-Ryan, Robert Walicki, Rose McLarney, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Sara Elkamel, Sara Holland, Sheree L. Greer, Sherry Turkle, Simon Han, Starr Davis, Stefanie Wielkopolan, Taylor Harris, Te-Ping Chen, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Thomas Grattan, Torrey Peters
Lisa Locascio interviews her mentor, Aimee Bender.
Tags: Aimee Bender, An Invisible Sign of My Own, Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird, Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California, Lisa Locascio, Mentor Series, michael ondaatje, Open Me, Publishing, publishing industry, Sarah Ruhl, The Color Master, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, the writing life, Willful Creatures, writer's block, writing, writing process
Marika Lindholm discusses WE GOT THIS: SOLO MOM STORIES OF GRIT, HEART, AND HUMOR.
Tags: amy poehler, ana castillo, Anne Lamott, anthology, Asha Bandele, audre lorde, Cheryl Dumesnil, divorce, Domenica Ruta, Dorianne Laux, Elizabeth Alexander, Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere, ESME, Evie Peck, gender inequality, Janet Rodriguez, Jen Waite, Katherine Shonk, Marianne Peel Forman, Marika Lindholm, motherhood, mothers, parenting, poverty, single mother, single motherhood, sociologist, sociology, solo parenting, We Got This
Kira Jane Buxton discusses her debut novel, HOLLOW KINGDOM.
Tags: animals, Anne Lamott, Apocalypse, biodiversity, climate change, climate crisis, climate fiction, conservation, Crows, genre fiction, Grand Central Publishing, Hollow Kingdom, humor, humor writing, Jennifer Fliss, Kira Jane Buxton, natural world, post-apocalyptic, rachel carson, science fiction, Seattle, Silent Spring, Woodland Park Zoo, writing humor, zombies
Reema Zaman shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir, I AM YOURS.
Tags: a wrinkle in time, Amberjack Publishing, An American Marriage, Anne Lamott, Big Magic, Bird by Bird, Cheryl Strayed, Committed, Dear Mr. You, Eat Pray Love, elizabeth gilbert, Fed Up, Gemma Hartley, Glennon Doyle, I Am Yours, Isabel Allende, Lidia Yuknavitch, Love Warrior, madeleine l'engle, Mary Karr, mary louise parker, Paula, Reema Zaman, Tayari Jones, The Art of Memoir, The Chronology of Water, What to Read When, Wild
Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family!
Tags: 100 Demon Dialogues, A River of Stars, Abandon Me, Ada Limon, Afua Richardson, Aja Monet, Alexander Chee, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alitha Martinez, All You Can Ever Know, Almost Everything, amy fusselman, Analicia Sotelo, Ann Petry, Anne Lamott, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, China Martens, christmas, Citizen Illegal, Dante Di Stefano, Devotions, Eats of Eden, Everyday People: The Color of Life, Eye Level, Fatima Asghar, Good Bones, Hanukkah, Heart Berries, holidays, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Idiophone, Idra Novey, If They Come for Us, Indecency, Jennifer Baker, Jenny Xie, joe fassler, Josè Olivarez, Julie Sola, Justin Phillip Reed, Light the Dark, Lisa Yaszek, Loretta J. Ross, Lucy Bellwood, Maggie Smith, Mallory Ortberg, María Isabel Álvarez, Mary Oliver, Megan Stielstra, Melissa Febos, Miles from Nowhere, Misrepresented People, Morgan Jerkins, My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, Nami Mun, Natasha Trethewey, Nicole Chung, Nik Sharma, Philip Shepherd, Radical Wholeness, Revolutionary Mothering, Roxane Gay, Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty, Samantha Irby, Season: Big Flavors Beautiful Food, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Terese Mailhot, The Future Is Female, The Merry Spinster, The Street, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, This Will Be My Undoing, Those Who Knew, vanessa hua, Vinegar and Char, virgin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When, Yona Harvey
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Alexis Almedia, Alice Mattison, Alisson Wood, Alla Lapushchik, Amanda Petrusich, Amy Nathan, Anjali Khosla, Anna Vitale, Anne Lamott, Ariel Goldberg, Éric Vuillard, Ben Mazer, Carlie Hoffman, Cecilia Ruiz, Chris Russell, Christopher Bram, Dexter Filkins, Diana Hamilton, Edward L. Beck, Fran Tirado, Gaël Faye, Gabe Habash, gary shteyngart, hannah tinti, Hester Fox, Irene Solà, J.A. Marzán, jacqueline woodson, Jan-Philipp Sendker, Jane Danger, Jared Harel, Jason Morris, Jason Reynolds, John Dermot Woods, John Freeman, Jos Charles, Kara Newman, karen finley, Kelsey Miller, Kim Vodicka, Laura Esther Wolfson, Lindsey Kelk, Lisa Marie Basile, Lisa Rogal, lynsey addario, Marion Winik, Mark Polizzotti, Michele Filgate, Morgan Jerkins, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Natalka Burian, Nikita Richardson, Nimmi Gowrinathan, notable new york, Notable NYC, Patrick Hilsman, Rae Armantrout, Raven Leilani, Rebecca Chase, Reyna Grande, Rigoberto González, Ron Villanueva, Shanna Compton, Sokunthary Svay, Tim Wood, Tuffy Yasmin Dalisay, W. Scott Poole, Will Oldham, Zahra Patterson
I picture families lingering over albums in the faraway future, someone leaning over someone else’s shoulder, pointing at me, asking, Who was that? ...more
Tags: Anne Lamott, Brownies, childhood, depression, Facebook, friends, friendship, Girls, little women, Loneliness, Maia Morgan, nineties, Peter Pan, Ram Dass, rent, Sex and the City, The Big Chill, the rolling stones, The Velveteen Rabbit
The author of the new memoir
Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul talks about growing up impoverished, abused, and in love with words. ...more
Tags: african american, American Childhood, Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, childhood, children, coming of age, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, Diane Lefer, family, fathers, housing projects, hunger, inner city, Laurie Alberts, Laurie Jean Cannady, Lincoln Park, Mary Karr, memoir, molestation, mothers, mothers and daughters, poetry, Portsmouth, poverty, rape, Remica Bingham, Rigoberto Gonzales, Samantha Asmaudu, sexual abuse, shel silverstein, Sue William Silverman, Tim Seibles, trauma, youth
Steph Auteri reviews
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Lori Rader-Day discusses her second novel,
Little Pretty Things, the “five lost years” when she didn’t write at all, and her favorite deep-dish pizza. ...more
Tags: agatha christie, Anne Lamott, Annie Proulx, Awolnation, Barry Award, Ben H. Winters, Bird by Bird, Book Cellar, Buzzcut Season, Catriona McPherson, Chicago, Clare O’Donohue, deep-dish pizza, E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, genre fiction, gillian flynn, Indiana, International Thriller Writers, Jane Austen, Little Pretty Things, Lois Duncan, Lorde, Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark Award, MFA, music playlists, mystery, Mystery Writers of America, Pride and Prejudice, raymond chandler, Rosebud Award, Sail, Sara Paretsky, short stories, Sisters in Crime, StoryStudio Chicago, Tana French, Team, terrible jobs, the big bang theory, The Black Hour, The Shipping News, Yvonne Dutchover
Monday 12/2: The Bazaar Writers Salon, hosted by Peter Kline, features readings by Christopher Kempf, Scott Laughlin, and Bruce Snider and music by Bob Hillman. Free, 7 p.m. at Bazaar Cafe. Tuesday 12/3: Dodie Bellamy comes to City Lights to read from Cunt Norton, the sequel to Cunt Ups. Free, 7 p.m. Wednesday 12/4: KPFA […]