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Notable NYC: 11/26–12/2

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Saturday 11/26: Sarah Kay, Maeve Higgins, Phil Kaye, and Mark Doss read for refugees, as part of the Festival to Improve the World. The Wild Project, 4 p.m., $10. Monday 11/28: Jason Diamond launches Searching for John Hughes with a conversation with Danielle Henderson. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. David Rivard and Sarah Sarai join the […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

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Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton on their new book Knives & Ink, cooking with pigs’ heads, and long-distance collaboration.

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Notable NYC: 11/19–11/25

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Saturday 11/19: We Are All Affected, a Trump Protest. Union Square, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., free. Maxe Crandall, Allison Parrish, Charlie Bondhus, and Hal Schrieve celebrate the third issue of Vetch. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Sasha Banks and Alex Cuff join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 11/20: Anti-Trump Presidency Rally […]

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Big News for the October Rumpus Book Club

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October will be a homecoming of sorts for the Rumpus Book Club. Six and a half years ago, Stephen Elliott came up with this new idea for a book club—we’ll get books that haven’t been released yet and talk about them and chat online with the authors. Sometimes maybe club members will review the books […]

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Notable NYC: 1/16–1/22

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Saturday 1/16: Olena Jennings, Brooke Obie, and Sachiko Clayton join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Shiv Kotecha and James Hoff join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/17: Diamond Sharp, Bud Smith, Morgan Beatty, Nicholas Goodly, Madeline Stevens, Lauren Hilger, and Lauren Clark join the Dead Rabbits […]

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Notable NYC: 10/17–10/23

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Saturday 10/17: Happy 6th Birthday, Greenlight Bookstore. John Reid Currie, Roberto Montes, Claire Van Winkle, and Emily Wallis Hughes join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Benn Tripp and Boni Joi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/18: Ben Nadler discusses The Sea Beach Line with Duncan […]

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Notable NYC: 10/10–10/16

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Saturday 10/10: Katie Degentesh and Katy Bohinc join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Christopher Lee, Sarah Thomas, Nathan Myers, Karen Less, Bradman, Nicole Basta, Christian Polanco, Katie Haller, and Padty join the Say Yes series. 1013 Pacific Street, 8 p.m.., free. Monday 10/12: Matt Bell, Lincoln Michel, Merritt Tierce, and Naomi Jackson […]

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Drivel Delivered

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Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors, contains exactly what its title promises. The book came out last fall, but Lit Hub just posted a few excerpts, including a comic strip by Daniel Clowes and a story by Gillian Flynn that was inspired by the Sweet Valley High series. On his literary “gem,” Clowes said, […]

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Notable NYC: 4/18–4/24

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Saturday 4/18: Paul Beatty discusses The Sellout, Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free (RSVP recommended). Sara Fetherolf, John Reid Currie, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Carrie Meyers join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Leslie Allison, Filip Marinovich, and Lewis Warsh celebrate the launch of their books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Pierogi Gallery, […]

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A Life in Books

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Often I wouldn’t be able to keep up, like with Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, but it made it feel like a whole new world of books had been opened up to me, dangerous and menacing and completely appealing to my teenage self. A rite of passage, similar to my first time drinking or my first time […]

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Notable NYC: 12/6–12/12

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Saturday 12/6: Nicholas Mugavero and Lawrence Giffin join the Segue Reading Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Kosmas, Holly Melgard, and Romsey Scott read poetry. Wendy’s Subway, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 12/7: Diana Hamilton, Kim Rosenfield, Charity Coleman, and Jeffery Berg join the Fantasy Reading Series, No. 4. Bowery Poetry Club, 8:30 p.m., $12. […]

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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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Notable NYC: 11/15–11/21

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Saturday 11/15: Emily Brandt, Emily Hockaday, Emily Hyland, Emily Moore, Emilia Phillips, Emmalea Russo, and Emily Skllings have an All Emily Reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Alex Cuff and Jennifer Bartlett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 11/16: Robert Hershon, Jen Benka, Michael Cirelli, and Caroline Hagood read works […]

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Books Inspire Better Listicles

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Millennials may love their listicles, memes, and Internet kitsch, but they also love books. A new Pew study has shown the Millennials are more likely to read than older generations. And all those books are fodder for less serious content, like spoof rap videos, with books as their muse. Rumpus co-founder and listicles expert Isaac Fitzgerald […]

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Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free. Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free. Richard Foreman and […]

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Notable NYC: 9/6–9/12

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Saturday 9/6: Sara Majka, Ted Thompson, Justin Taylor, Ingrid Nelson, and Kseniya Melnik join Slice for an evening of emerging fiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free. Stephen Schottenfeld reads Bluff City Pawn (August 2014), a novel about a pawn shop in Memphis. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Kim Addonizio, Luke Bloomfield, Spencer Everett, and Wendy Xu […]

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Holiday Round-up

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Two-sentence holiday fiction from Salon is fun and includes many Rumpus folks! You’ll find short fiction by Peter Orner, Matthew Specktor, Cecil Castellucci, Kelly Luce, Elliott Holt, and more! He was never sentimental about these things, being a Jew. Still, Wilshire Boulevard, with its plastic Santas and strung up sleighs, its gaudy “snowflakes” shedding tinsel in eighty degree […]

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A Helpful Flowchart for All Aspiring Novelists

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“Are you absolutely, positively, and wholeheartedly ready to publish your novel?” Then you’re gonna need this flowchart, created by Ryan Lewis and Anna Hurley for 826 National and highlighted by our co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald on Buzzfeed. It’ll help you figure out whether to dedicate your book to “that barista with the really cool forearm tattoo” […]

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All the Buzz

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As Stephen Elliott pointed out, people just can’t stop talking about new Buzzfeed books editor Isaac Fitzgerald. Roxane Gay wrote that Isaac is going to be “an intelligent and eminently capable editor.” This isn’t the first time that Roxane has written about his editorial skills. When Isaac left his post here at The Rumpus, she wrote: But there’s always […]

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Isaac is Buzzfeed’s First Books Editor

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Brace yourself, San Francisco. Former Rumpus managing editor and current Rumpus co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald is moving to New York City to become BuzzFeed’s first books editor. What will this new books section look like?  He foresees a section built on “shareable content” and personal essays from authors — “things that people want to share but also can connect […]

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