Posts Tagged: Esmé Weijun Wang

Notable San Francisco: 10/10–10/16

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 9/19–9/25

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

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What to Read When It’s Mental Health Month

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Rumpus editors recommend books that shed light on what it means to live with mental illness.

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Notable San Francisco: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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What to Read When You’re a Whiting Award Winner

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The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!

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The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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What to Read When They Yell “Go Home!”

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A list from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to celebrate the release of the forthcoming anthology Go Home!.

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Notable San Francisco: 5/17–5/23

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If you can make only one event this week, don’t miss the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, 5/21. This all-day festival features more than 100 writers, 50 panels, and lots of tabling and networking. And, The Rumpus will be there! Wednesday 5/17: Rakesh Satyal (Lambda Award winner for Blue Boy) reads from his new novel, No One Can […]

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable San Francisco: 1/25–1/31

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Wednesday 1/25: Perfectly Queer presents Funny Bits: Humorous Stories from East Bay Queer Writers featuring Ajuan Mance, Willy Wilkinson, and Anna Pulley. Free, 7 p.m., The Octopus Literary Salon. John Else (True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement) in conversation with Spencer Nakasako […]

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Notable San Francisco: 1/18–1/24

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Wednesday 1/18: Litquake and the San Francisco Public Library present “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump” with readings by Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Robert Mailer Anderson, Devorah Major, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Alejandro Murguia, Ishmael Reed, Tennessee Reed, and T. J. Stiles. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Public Library. Indy Publisher Unnamed Press presents […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz

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Wendy C. Ortiz discusses her new book Bruja, what a “dreamoire” is, the magic all around us, and why she loves indices—and cats.

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The Rumpus Interview with Esmé Weijun Wang

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Esmé Weijun Wang discusses her first novel, The Border of Paradise, about a multi-generational new American family, creative expression through writing and photography, and interracial relationships.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Esmé Weijun Wang

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Esmé Weijun Wang! Esmé writes to us about her big dreams and how although chronic illness is the great thief, all difficulties will have a resolution and she will continue to pursue her dreams. You don’t want to miss this lovely handwritten letter—subscribe to Letters […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #20: Greats

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Great strides, great artists, great desires, great complexity—this week’s books are all about these kinds of greats. They also all showcase exceptional writing and take us far and wide—from elective politics to abstract art, from Coney Island to California—to explore great ideas. How does the world change politically? How is a woman artist’s life entwined […]

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