Posts Tagged: Claire Bidwell Smith

Notable Los Angeles: 10/1–10/7

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/21–5/27

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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The Rumpus Interview with Kenny Porpora

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Kenny Porpora discusses his memoir The Autumn Balloon, addiction and alcoholism, writing truthfully about his mother, falling asleep at Burger King with his laptop while drafting, and how he finally found his personal writing style.

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Jennifer Lawrence to Play Claire Bidwell Smith in Memoir Movie

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Claire Bidwell Smith isn’t only a Rumpus interviewee and writer of Letters in the Mail—she’s also the author of a wrenching memoir about coming of age while losing both her parents. That book, The Rules of Inheritance, is now being adapted into a movie with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role. Congratulations, Claire! We can’t wait […]

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