Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.
Tags: A.M. Holmes, aging, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, By the Sea, Chelsea Martin, death, Elizabeth Ellen, Elle Nash, female sexuality, Garielle Lutz, Her Lesser Work, Hobart, Hobart Pulp, lindsay lohan, Lolita, Mary Miller, miley cyrus, money, morality, mortality, Nico Walker, Ottessa Moshfegh, Patricia Highsmith, pedophile, pedophilia, repetition, Saul Stories, self publishing, self-publish, sexuality, SF/LD Books, short fiction, short stories, short story, story collection, Tampa, The End of Alice, toxic masculinity, transgressive, unlikable characters, unlikeable characters
Emily J. Smith interviews her mentor, Chloe Caldwell.
Tags: Abandon Me, academia, agents, Carole Maso, Chelsea Martin, chloe caldwell, claire messud, college, creative nonfiction, Emily J Smith, I'll Tell You in Person, Joe Brainard, Legs Get Led Astray, literary magazines, literary world, Lorrie Moore, Melissa Febos, Mentor, Mentor Series, mentors, MFA, Michelle Tea, motherhood, parenting, personal essay, Publishing, publishing industry, Samantha Irby, Social Media, teaching, teaching writing, The Red Zone, the writing life, Vivian Gornick, women
“How can I make the prose feel rich but also accessible?”
Tags: Allie Wuest, Breaking and Entering, Caca Dolce, Chelsea Martin, Daniel J Cecil, Dodie Bellamy, Joy Williams, King of Joy, Michael Silverblatt, Richard Chiem, Soft Skull Press, The Changeling, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, When the Sick Rule the World, You Private Person, yuka igarashi
Sometimes the truth hurts. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have to hear it, and all the better if we can couch those painful truths amid laughter. ...more
Tags: Agorafabulous, Aisha Tyler, Allie Brosh, amy poehler, Amy Sedaris, Beth Ann Fennelly, Bossypants, Caca Dolce, Caitlin Moran, Carrie Fisher, Chelsea Martin, Christie Mellor, comedians, Dear Committee Members, Dorothy Parker, Drinking at the Movies, Either Way I’m Celebrating, Felicia Day, Funny Women, Furiously Happy, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, How to be a woman, How to Make White People Laugh, humor, humor writing, Hyperbole and a Half, I Feel Bad About My Neck, I Know I Am But What Are You?, I’m the One That I Want, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Jenny Lawson, Julia Wertz, Julie Schumacher, Look Alive Out There, margaret cho, Meaty, mouth, Negin Farsad, Nora Ephron, Phoebe Robinson, reading recommendations, Samantha Bee, Samantha Irby, Sara Benincasa, Self-Inflicted Wounds, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, sloane crosley, Sommer Browning, The Last Black Unicorn, The Three-Martini Playdate, Tiffany Haddish, Tina Fey, Tracey Knapp, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, What to Read When, Wishful Drinking, Yes Please, You Can't Touch My Hair, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!
Tags: Anis Mojgani, Anna Vo, Apricot Irving, Brian Ellis, Buddy Wakefield, Chelsea Martin, Christopher Rose, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick C. Brown, Desiree C. Bailey, Dominique Christina, Ece Temelkuran, Jamondria Harris, Jess Kidd, Jon Sands, Katie Piatt, Meaghan O’Connell, Mindy Nettifee, Nigel Gibson, Nomi Prin, Notable Portland, Portland, Rachel McKibbens, Rodrigo Fresán, Sheila Heti
“I think time is really undervalued by people who come from money because they just have the time.”
Tags: advertising, Caca Dolce, Chelsea Martin, coming of age, essay collection, essays, nostalgia, Rebecca Schuh, teenagers, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, workshop, writing workshop
At its core, the collection is recollected through a loose chronology of memoir essays, all of which will appeal to readers’ younger selves: who were we when we were teenagers and who are we now? ...more
Tags: Art, art school, Caca Dolce, Chelsea Martin, class, dreams, Everything Was Fine until Whatever, family, Fred Savage, loss, Melissa Matthewson, Mickey, Sex, Soft Skull Press, the wonder years
Literary events and readings this week in and around L.A.!
Tags: Alan Lightman, Aline Brosh McKenna, Andrea Jarrell, Antonieta Villamil, Brad Abraham, Chelsea Martin, Christopher Meeks, CLS Ferguson, Dan Jones, Daniel Goleman, Darryl Holter, David Lagercrantz, David Rocklin, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Drennon Davis, Eddie Pepitone, Eric Beetner, Fran Krause, Harley Jane Kozak, Harry Grammer, Ian Gurvitz, Jack Walker, Jacob Zuco, James Reston Jr., Jennifer K. Sweeney, Jessica Ceballos y Campbell, Jessica Wilson Cardenas, Jordan Harper, Juan Cardenas, Kevin P. Gilday, L.I. Henley, Lianne Stokes, Linda Ravenswood, los angeles, lou beach, Lynne Thompson, Mark Bowden, Milo Martin, Mira Gonzalez, Nadine Nettmann, Nathan Elias, Nathan Englander, Nicelle Davis, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Peter Afrasiabi, Peter Cherches, Pope Brock, Rachel Kann, Rebekah Weikel, Ricardo Ventura, Rich Ferguson, Richard Modiano, Rick Lupert, Robert Lustig, S.W. Lauden, Sam Gonzalez, Sandra Tsing Loh, Santiago Gamboa, Scott Esposito, Sean Hill, Shaunté R. Caraballo, Skira Martinez, traci kato-kiriyama
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Alice Anderson, Amy Bloom, Anaïs Duplan, Ann Packer, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Ariel Lewiton, Arthur Nersesian, Ashley C. Ford, BKBF, Brandon Judell, Brendan Mathews, Brendan Schweda, Brionne Janae, Brooklyn Book Festival, Carlietta Joy Walker, carmen maria machado, Carolyn Murnick, celeste ng, charles simic, Chelsea Martin, Chris Slaughter, Coree Spencer, Cornelia Barber, daniel handler, Daniel Jose Older, David Burr Gerrard, David Hajdu, Devorah Baum, Dina Nayeri, Dina Nayeria, Eleanor Henderson, elissa schappell, Elizabeth Ellen, Emma Straub, Ewan Turner, Forest Dark, Fred Hersch, Garnette Cadogan, George Michelsen Foy, Jan Clausen, Jane Ciabattari, Jeanne Thornton, Jennifer Baker, Jenny Zhang, Jessie Chaffee, Julia Fierro, Katie Kitamura, Katrina Dodso, Kristin Valdez Quade, Kyle Lucia Wu, Lara Vapnyar, Leila Ortiz, Lev Grossman, Lisa Ko, Liz Bowen, Lucas Hunt, Luis Jamarillo, Madeleine Maillet, Maureen N. McLane, Megan Stielstra, Michele Filgate, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, Mira Jacob, Monica McClure, Nancy Hightower, Nat Buchbinder, nicole krauss, NJ Campbell, notable new york, Notable NYC, Noy Holland, Omotara James, Pascale Kramer, Porochista Khakpour, Precious Okoyomon, Rachel K. Zall, Rakesh Satyal, Rigoberto González, rivka galchen, Rob Spillman, Robert Balun, Robin Sloan, Rocio Christensen, roxana robinson, T Kira Madden, The Twelve-Mile Straight, zadie smith
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Adam Gopnik, Adam Sternbergh, Anna North, Ayana Mathis, Álvaro Enrigue, Cady Drell, Caroline Framke, Carolyn Murnick, Charlotte Shane, Chelsea Martin, chloe caldwell, Danez Smith, David Nicholson, Deborah Clearman, Deidre Coyle, elon green, Emily Skillings, Estelle Tang, Hallie Bateman, Hannah Lillith Assasdi, Irène Mathieu, Jack Sjogren, James Atlas, Jayson Smith, Jesmyn Ward, John Freeman, Jonathan Safran Foer, joyce carol oates, kate bolick, Lawrence Joseph, Mahogany Browne, Marcus Wicker, Matthew Rohrer, Monica McClure, Nathan Englander, Nicole Sealey, Notabel NYC, notable new york, Patricia Marx, r. sikoryak, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Roberto Montes, salman rushdie, Scott Esposito, Stacy Schiff, Tara Clancy
Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn’t end) instead!
Tags: A Good Day for Seppuku, Alex Lemon, Alice Anderson, An Unkindness of Ghosts, Andrea Jarrell, Anna Quinn, Ariel Gore, book recommendations, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, carmen maria machado, celeste ng, Chelsea Martin, Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead, Electric Arches, Empty Set, Eve Ewing, Feverland, Gabriel Tallent, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Gayle Brandeis, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Her Body and Other Parties, I'm the One Who Got Away, Jen Cross, Jennifer Egan, Jesmyn Ward, Jon McGregor, Josh Weil, Kamilah Aisha Moon, kate braverman, Katia D. Ulysse, Kaveh Akbar, Little Fires Everywhere, Manhattan Beach, Mouths Don't Speak, My Absolute Darling, reading recommendations, Rene Denfeld, Reservoir 13, Rivers Solomon, Rocket Fantastic, Sing Unburied Sing, Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away, Starshine & Clay, Swallowing Mercury, The Age of Perpetual Light, The Art of Misdiagnosis, The Child Finder, The Night Child, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, We Were Witches, What to Read When, Wioletta Greg, Writing Ourselves Whole
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At some point I must have said something to make you believe that I live to defy you ...more
I was actually thinking of describing Ethan as tall way earlier than this… ...more
This Sunday, October 7th, the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum will be hosting Drawn Out Stories: Comic Book Art and Artists, an event that features Rumpus comics editor Paul Madonna, along with contributors MariNaomi and Chelsea Martin: “Whether used as a vehicle for self-exploration, a way to take up a political platform, or a means to […]
“The second and fourth parts of that sentence came directly from life, but the first and third parts came from some thoughts I had while watching a movie, and the sentence after it I just thought would be really funny.”
Chelsea Martin’s strange collection of miscellany evokes the loneliness of life lived through technology.