Posts Tagged: Catherine Lacey

Notable NYC: 11/10–11/16

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When the World Is Ending

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Books to read in this fraught political moment.

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Notable NYC: 9/1–9/7

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It Halfway Through 2018

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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What to Read When Beach Weather Arrives

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Rumpus editors suggest some of their favorite summertime reads!

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Both Us and Not Us: A Conversation with Will Boast

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Will Boast discusses his new novel, Daphne, Roman myths, emotional control via cell phone towers, and the rise of the “neuro novel.”

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Drawing Close to the Void: Talking with Patty Yumi Cottrell

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Patty Yumi Cottrell discusses her debut novel, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, how she accesses “the enraptured state” to write, and dreaming as an art form.

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What to Read When You Don’t Want Summer to End

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A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads.

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/26–7/2

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Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. ALOUD presents An Evening with Roxane Gay. She will be discussing her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. 7:30 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre. […]

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Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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Notable Chicago: 6/16–6/22

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Friday 6/16: Visit Women & Children First to Celebrate the launch of Sharon Solwitz’s Once, In Lourdes with a conversation between Sharon and local author S. L. Wisenberg. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown! Saturday and Sunday, $10 suggested donation.

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An Interview Goes Both Ways

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An unorthodox conversation, or experimental, two-way interview between Jesse Ball and Catherine Lacey at BOMB yields miscommunication, communication, repetition, randomness, push, pull, aphorism, and wisdom. On reading contemporary literature, Ball says: There’s something pernicious about work that is from your specific time because of all the prejudices that are invisible at this moment… I think we’re […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Lincoln Michel

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Lincoln Michel talks about his debut short story collection, Upright Beasts, his interest in monsters, and what sources of culture outside of literature inspire him.

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Notable NYC: 4/25–5/1

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Saturday 4/25: Cassandra Seltman, Ian Hatcher, and Clare Nazarena Tascio celebrate the release of Seltman’s poetry volume Palimpset: Down. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free. Ronaldo V. Wilson and Renée Green join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/26: CLMP hosts the annual Lit Mag Fair. Discounted literary magazines and some editors will […]

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Notable NYC: 2/14–2/20

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Saturday 2/14: Aziza Barnes, Sasha Fletcher, and Montana Ray are Poets with Attitude. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Bill Berkson and Matt Longobucco read poetry. Dia: Chelsea, 6:30 p.m., free. Nicola Masciandaro and Ariana Reines join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/15: Melissa Falcon Field and Bill Roorbach read works of […]

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Notable NYC: 11/29–12/05

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Saturday 11/29: Support your independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday. Monday 12/1: Daphne Merkin reads from her new collection of essays, The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 12/2: L. Lamar Wilson, Wendy Xu, and Rachel Zucker read as part of the […]

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The Post-Wounded Woman

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Leslie Jamison‘s The Empathy Exams coins the phrase “Post-Wounded Woman,” referring to women who “are wary of melodrama so they stay numb or clever instead. Post-wounded women make jokes about being wounded or get impatient with women who hurt too much.” Catherine Lacey‘s debut novel Nobody Is Ever Missing embodies this ideal, writes Daphne Merkin at […]

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Notable NYC: 7/26–8/1

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Saturday 7/26: Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., free. Sunday 7/27: Diana Hamilton, Leopoldine Core, R. Erica Dolye, Betsy Fagin, Brenda Lijima, and Krystal Languell join the Poets in the Garden series. Elizabeth Street Garden, 5:30 p.m., free. Fourth Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, […]

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Notable NYC: 7/5–7/11

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Monday 7/7: Chuck Klosterman reads from I Wear the Black Hat, essays that twist the idea of villainy. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Alena Graedon and David Burry Gerrard read from their novels. Graedon’s The Word Exchange (April 2014) explores a future dystopia without printed words. Gerrard’s Short Century (February 2014) is about a blogger who reveals […]

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