Posts Tagged: awp

Blur, Cross, Pulverize, Confront, Remember: Talking with James Allen Hall

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James Allen Hall on I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, unmaking boundaries, and book titles.

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Visit Us at AWP!

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If you’re at AWP this week, please stop by and say hi! We’re tables 433 and 434 at the bookfair, and we’ll be ready to fulfill all your Rumpus merchandise needs and answer any questions you may have about the site. And, if you’re around tomorrow evening, don’t miss our offsite, WRITE TOGETHER, FIGHT TOGETHER, co-hosted […]

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AWP 2017 Offsite: Write Together, Fight Together

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Don’t miss our 2017 AWP offsite event, co-hosted with Barrelhouse, Catapult, and Lit Hub! Write Together, Fight Together will include readings from: Jericho Brown, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Melissa Febos, Morgan Parker, and Sarah Sweeney, to be followed by music and dancing. Free admission, February 9, 2017, doors at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. Join us as we […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #63: Patrick Madden

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Patrick Madden teaches writing at Brigham Young University and is the author of the essay collection Quotidiana. His essays frequently appear in literary magazines and have been featured in The Best Creative Nonfiction and The Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. He pays close attention to the details of the every day, infusing humor and self-deprecation, combining […]

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A Language Only We Can Hear

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Kendrick Lamar’s debut album “Good Kid, M.A.D.D. City” contains the basic, essential elements of a novel: a protagonist faced with an antagonistic outer world, plot and its arc—from opening scene to crisis to climax on down to denouement, a narrative connected through scenes, and character development and expression through dialogue. It follows the structure of […]

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One of the Crowd

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12,000 members of the literary community/industry gathered in LA for AWP last week. Viet Thanh Nguyen considers the writer’s sometimes conflicting needs for audience, privacy, and the tribe. He writes of his own process preparing for a readership, “The constant reworking of sentence and narrative through writing short stories was my version of rubbing two sticks […]

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The Lulu Fund: Burning Down the House

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The Lulu Fund is a new organization founded by Anna March, Ashley Ford, Jen Fitzgerald, and Ashley Perez dedicated to breaking down barriers within the writing community. The Lulu Fund mission statement says: We support individual writers and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to these ideas by telling critical stories and lifting marginalized voices. Lulu offers financial […]

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An Open Letter to Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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Dear Aimee, So the latest thing (why is there always a latest thing) is that a white man used a Chinese name to submit poems that were then chosen for Prairie Schooner and then included in Best American Poetry 2015 which of course has a lovely poem of yours in it too! Your first appearance, you said. The scandal no one […]

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In Cahoots

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Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Sherwood Anderson and William and Faulkner. Henry James and Edith Warton. And now, X… and you! The Association of Writers & Writing Programs just announced the establishment of a mentorship program starting in September. As stated on their community page, they are giving special consideration to applicants of backgrounds “typically […]

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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sides of AWP

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What exactly is the purpose of AWP? To meet new or online-only writer friends? To interact with your favorite authors? To advance your own writing career with networking maneuvers and information absorbed in panel discussions? For the Rumpus’s Steve Almond, it’s a complex question, which he tries to answer in an essay for the New Republic. But […]

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What It Was Like at AWP

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If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to AWP this year, never fear. Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay has a summary of her time in Boston that will make you feel like you were really there. A preview: This woman walked up to me and said, “Hi, I’m Amy,” and I think I said […]

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McSweeney’s & The Rumpus Rock AWP

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McSweeney’s & The Rumpus Proudly Present: A Night of Readings and Music at 826 Boston! Click Here to Purchase Tickets! Friday, March 8th, 7pm at 826 Boston (3035 Washington St. Roxbury, MA 02119) Tickets are $5. All proceeds will be donated to 826 Boston! Featuring readings by Thomas Page McBee, Paul LeGault, Roxane Gay, Amy Fusselman, and Ta-Nehisi Coates! With music […]

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Full Stop Goes to AWP

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“So here it is: the trade secrets, the panels and moments we kept bringing back up over meals — really, everything that inspired us to discuss hotel arrangements for the 2013 AWP in Boston on our El ride home.” Full Stop went to AWP and created an illustrated run-down of their favorite parts. The Rumpus […]

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