“I have to confess here that I never studied Shakespeare in college.”
Tags: academe, academia, acronyms, Amy Danzer, Anna Karenina, Cervantes, college, Dear Committee Members, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, higher education, humanities, humor, Julie Schumacher, professors, roz chast, satire, Shakespeare, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Shakespeare Requirement, Thurber Prize, tolstoy, University of Minnesota, writing humor
Literary events in and around the Twin Cities this week!
Tags: Alison McGhee, Anastasia Higginbotham, Brian Freeman, Bryan Bliss, David Axe, Ellen Lansky, Henry Mackaman, Jasmin Ziegler, Jefferson Hansen, Jess Lourey, Julie Schumacher, Katie Rauk, Kelly Forsythe, Kevin Knodell, Kristi Belcamino, Lori Rader-Day, minneapolis, Notable Twin Cities, Paige Riehl, Shannon Gibney, st. paul, Twin Cities, William Reichard
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Alexia Arthurs, Alibi Jones, Alizah Rose Salario, Allison Markin Powell, Amanda Hudson, Ariel Lewiton, Brad Thomas Parson, Brad Wetherell, Brionne Janae, Camille Perri, Camonghe Felix, Carola Lovering, Christina Gayton, Clint Margrave, dawn raffel, Denise Jarrott, Dylan Angell, Elena Nicolaou, Evan Narcisse, George Kovalenko, Georgia Clark, Henry Stewart, Ian MacAllen, Isaac Butler, Ivelisse Rodriguez, James Yeh, Jamie Blynn, Jasmine Reid, Jason Koo, Jeanne McCulloch, Jenny Wang Medina, Jiwon Choi, Joanna C. Valente, John Yau, Jon Bonné, Joshua Cohen, Josiah Akhtab, Julie Schumacher, Kara Richardson Whitely, Kara Thomas, Katrina Dodson, Kit Frick, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Maeve Higgins, Meg Wolitzer, Megan Krigbaum, Meghann Plunkett, Michael Bible, Michelle Campbell, Naima Coster, Nausheen Eusuf, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Olivia Luisa Mardwig, Phoebe Robinson, Rachel Rosenfelt, Rax King, Rea Frey, Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez, Robert Simonson, Sahfina Ahmed, Sarah Schulman, Stephanie Valente, Talia Baiocchi, Tim Mohr, Tony Gloeggler, Victoria Vick, Vikki Warner
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 the Twin Cities this week!
Tags: Austen Hartke, chris stedman, David Barclay Moore, Frederick Backman, H.M. Bouwman, Heidi Czerwiec, James P. Lenfestey, Julie Schumacher, Kate DiCamillo, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Leslie Marmon Silko, Mark Ehling, minneapolis, Misty Rowan, MT Anderson, Nicola Yoon, Notable Twin Cities, Sheila O'Connor, st. paul, Ted King, Twin Cities
College is a rite of passage for many young people, and it’s also a part of the American Dream for many families. Here is a list of books that tackle those fraught four years.
Tags: academia, affirmative action, Chad Harbach, Cole Lavalais, college, Cupcake Brown, Dear Committee Members, Donald Trump, Donna Tartt, education, education system, Elif Batuman, For Discrimination, Frank Donoghue, higher education, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Washburn, John Williams, Jonathan Kozol, Julie Schumacher, Loner, Marina Keegan, Mary McCarthy, Michael Chabon, Pictures from an Institution, Randall Jarrell, Randall Kennedy, Savage Inequalities, Stoner, T. Geronimo Johnson, Teddy Wayne, The Art of Fielding, The Group, The Idiot, The Last Professors, The Marriage Plot, The Opposite of Loneliness, The Secret History, Uncommon Women and Others, University Inc., Welcome to Braggsville, Wendy Wasserstein, What to Read When, Wonder Boys
Sunday 5/14: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a reading by contributors to Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers, a collection of true stories about mothers and daughters. Readers include Susan Power, Sheila O’Connor, and Wang Ping. The reading will be hosted by editor Kathryn Kysar. Bockley Gallery, 2 p.m., free. Monday 5/15: Coffee House Press’s Housequake returns, featuring all of […]
Tags: Amy Thielen, Andrew DeYoung, Ben Percy, Betsy McNerney, Brenda Bell Brown, Chuck Klosterman, coffee house press, Danez Smith, Jean Miriam Larson, John Coy, Julia Klatt Singer, Julie Schumacher, Lorna Landvik, Mary Moore Easter, Michael Jacobson, Notable Twin Cities, Post-Asemic Press, Rakesh Satyal, Robert Lennon, Roseann Lloyd, Rosemary Ann Davis, Sandra Evans, Sarah Hayes, Shannon Schenck, Sheila O'Connor, Susan Koefod, Susan Power, Todd Boss, Twin Cities, Wang Ping
Sunday 4/9: Jenny Swartout will be signing copies of her book The Little One Behind the Badge. Barnes and Noble Edina, 1 p.m., free. Annie Meehan will be signing copies of her new book Be the Exception: Your 7 Steps to Transformation. Barnes and Noble St. Paul, 2 p.m., free. Monday 4/10: Doctor and author Dr. Sharad P. Paul, MD, will […]
Tags: Andrew McCarthy, Annie Meehan, Britty, Danny Klecko, Dr. Sharad P. Paul, Elizabeth Kolbert, Eric Dregni, Greer Macallister, Jenny Swartout, Julie Schumacher, Karie Oberg, Mark Ehling, May Lee-Yang, Melissa Sweet, Nancy O'Brien Wagner, Nikolas Martell, Paul Canada Nemeth, Tom Glaser
Monday 1/30: Start your week with a little whiskey. Magers & Quinn hosts writer Fred Minnick, author of Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of an American Whiskey. He’ll read from and answer questions about the book. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 1/31: At Once Upon A Crime, mystery writer Ellen Hart will present, discuss, and […]
Tags: Charles Baxter, Diane Dettman, Elizabeth Tannen, Ellen Hart, Erin Sharkey, Fred Minnick, Julie Schumacher, lauren groff, Mindy Mejia, Notable Twin Cities, Stephanie Wilbur Ash
Sunday 1/15: Catch journalist Wesley Lowery at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Lowry reported from Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, where he was arrested. He’ll be discussing his new book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. 2 p.m., free. Later, in Minneapolis, Writers […]
Tags: Dana Syrkin, David Mura, Dear Committee Members, Elizabeth Tannen, Erin Sharkey, Julie Schumacher, Kim Schultz, Margaret Hasse, Notable Twin Cities, v.v. ganeshananthan, Wayne Nelsen, Wesley Lowery
Julie Schumacher discusses going extinct, iPads and iPhones, epistolary novels, and why the number of MFA programs in the U.S. is a non-issue.
Tags: 84, 84 charing cross road, adjunct professors, box of matches, Dear Committee Members, epistolary, helene hanf, iPads, iPhones, Julie Schumacher, letter writing, letters, letters of recomendation, MFA, nicholson baker, padget powell, teaching, The Interrogative Mood, writing
Women in Clothes, the sexism of Haruki Murakami, and poems about Gertrude Stein and desire. ...more
Amy Letter reviews
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher today in Rumpus Books. ...more