Ivy Pochoda discusses her newest novel, THESE WOMEN.
Tags: Anna Karenina, Bennington, Brooklyn, class inequality, crime fiction, crime novel, crime novels, Dennis Lehane, detective, detective novel, detective stories, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof, feminism, feminist, gender inequality, genre fiction, homelessness, infinite jest, Ivy Pochoda, Kobe Bryant, LA, Lee Boudreaux, los angeles, MFA, middle grade, mystery novels, prostitution, Red Hook, serial killers, sex work, Sex Workers, Skid Row, sports, squash, structure, Svetlana Satchkova, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, teaching writing, Ted Bundy, The Art of Disappearing, These Women, Visitation Street, Wonder Valley, Zack Wagman
Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection,
The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, activism, Aleksandar Hemon, Amanda Delheimer-Dimond, bodies, body, cancer, Chicago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dennis Lehane, Donald Trump, essays, Eve Ewing, fear, Frank Chimero, Jon Burge, Junot Diaz, Kiese Laymon, Megan Stielstra, memoir, michelle mirsky, motherhood, mothers, Once I Was Cool, parenting, Politics, postpartum depression, privilege, race, Racism, S. Ferdowski, Sheila Quirke, The Danger of a Single Story, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, Trump, wikipedia
A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads.
Tags: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Beautiful Ruins, Catherine Lacey, chloe caldwell, Colson Whitehead, Cutting Teeth, Dandelion Wine, Deborah Landau, Dennis Lehane, Edith Wharton, elena ferrante, Eleni Sikelianos, Emma Straub, Ernest Hemingway, Garden of Eden, Herman Koch, J. Courtney Sullivan, Jess Walter, Julia Fierro, Karen Dionne, Laurie Foos, Maine, nobody is ever missing, outline, Rachel Cusk, Ray Bradbury, reading list, reading recommendations, Sag Harbor, samantha hunt, Since We Fell, summer, Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Blue Girl, The California Poem, The Last Usable Hour, The Lost Daughter, The Marsh King's Daughter, The Seas, The Vacationers, What to Read When, william shakespeare, women
Thursday 6/1: Enjoy a pop-up shop and reading for First Thursday for the Flock anthology. Readers will include Megan Griffith, Ameena Lacey-Viet, Ann Petroliunas, Rob Savela, and others. Composition Gallery, 6 p.m., free. Slamlandia! Hosts its June Poetry open mic and slam. Hawthorne Hot Lips Pizza, 6 p.m., $1–5 suggested donation.
Tags: alex chiu, Alexis M. Smith, Ali Arami, Amy Churchwell, Amy Kuttab, Bradley K. Rosen, Carl Adamshick, Christopher Rose, courtney maum, Dennis Lehane, Eileen Chavez, Elyse Fenton, emily hemson, Eric Snyder, Jessica Lee Williamson, Jillian Barthold, Joy Bryant, Judith Arcana, Notable Portland, Portland, Qwo-Li Driskill, Richard Compson Sater, Samantha Hess, Sarah Jeong, Scaachi Koul, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Thi Bui, Trevino Brings Plenty
Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.
Tags: Aaron Their, Ada Calhoun, Adam Giannelli, Alex Guillen, Alice Kaltman, Alisa Koyrakh, Alison Lowenstein, Amy Thielen, Andrea Peterson, Anna North, Anne Ray, Anya Yermakova, ariel levy, Ariel Schrag, Benjamin Gassman, Bob Powers, Britt Melewski, Charles Kaiser, Chuck Klosterman, claire dederer, Craig Teicher, Dan Sheehan, Daniel DiStefano, Danny Lorberbaum, Daveon Walker-Figueroa, Dennis Lehane, Diego Guervara, Donald Illich, Doren Damico, Elianna Kan, Emily Lynne, Emma Smith-Stevens, Emmet O'Cuana, Erica Pagliugo, erin somers, Gabriela Garcia, George Kovalenko, Guy Delisle, Hafeez Lakhani, Harvey Soss, Hilary Leichter Griffin, Jared Harel, Jared Walsh, Jeanann Verlee, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Baker, Jennifer Firestone, Jess Arndt, Jessica Baran, Jill Santopolo, Jimn Han, Joshua Ferris, Juan Villoro, Juliana Huxtable, Julie Buntin, Justin Boening, Kate Daloz, Kate Doyle, Kate Dries, Katherine Carlson, Kay Iguh, Keegan Lester, Kia Corthron, Kris D'Agostino, Kyle Walsh, Lev Grossman, Maeve Higgins, Marie Holmes, Mary Mann, Matt Weiland, Matthew Campbell, Maulik Pancholy, Maya Kosoff, Melodie Winawer, Mo Fry Pasic, New York City, Nick Flynn, Notable New York City, Notable NYC, Peter Marcus, Phil St. Dennis Sanchez, phillip lopate, Rachel Khong, Sarah Pinder, Simon Ostrovsky, Sophie Klahr, Stephen Langlois, Swati Khurana, Temim Frutchter, The Cost of Courage, The Rules Do Not Apply, Tom Tracy, Touré, Wendy Xu, William Hogeland, Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes
Prolific writer and Director of the FIU Creative Writing Program Les Standiford takes a look back at his career in books, including
Water to the Angels and Bringing Adam Home, and tells us what’s next. ...more
Tags: American Film Institute, Bringing Adam Home, Chinatown, creative nonfiction, Dennis Lehane, diversity, FIU, Florida International University, Havana Run, Henry Taylor, John Deal, Julie Marie Wade, Last Train to Paradise, Les Standiford, Master of Fine Arts, Meet You in Hell, memoir, MFA, Miami, MLA, nonfiction, Ohio, Renaissance person, Richard Blanco, Robert Towne, Sanders Foundation, Scott Waxman, Seven Dogs to Enlightenment, Spill, structure, teaching writing, The Center, Virus, Water to the Angels, William Carlos Williams, William Mulholland
If you like your detectives hardboiled and your femmes fatale, you’ll dig Flavorwire’s list of ten essential neo-noir authors. From Dennis Lehane (author of Shutter Island and Mystic River) to Lindsay Hunter (the heir apparent to Mary Gaitskill’s throne), these writers incorporate elements of mystery and horror without letting the strictures of genre limit them. Our […]