Slipstream may as well be what we call our bewilderment. ...more
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Literary events taking place virtually this week!
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Literary events in and around Portland this week!
Tags: A.J. Franks, Anya Pearson, Beth Cartino, Bhaskar Sunkara, Daniel H. Wilson, David Biespiel, Domi Shoemaker, Donna Prinzmetal, Jewels, Julie Orringer, Karen Thompson Walker, Kevin Sampsell, Lauren Kessler, Leah Baer, Leah Stenson, Leanne Grabel, Mary Mandeville, Michael Collier, Nastashia Minto, Nikki Schulak, Notable Portland, Paulann Petersen, Penelope Scambly Schott, Portland, Stephen T. McCrea, Suzanne Sigafoo, Ted Chiang, Tim Barnes, Tim Dee, Valarie Rae
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Adam Gopnik, Amparo Dávila, An Xiao Mina, Anthony Marra, Audrey Harris, Bay Area, Claire Marie Stancek, Earik Beann, Karen Thompson Walker, Madhuri Vijay, Maggie Nelson, Marilyn Campbell, Matthew Gleeson, mattilda bernstein sycamore, Meg Wolitzer, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Randy Shaw, Robin Sloan, sam lipsyte, San Francisco, Sarah McColl, Sarah Stone, Sylvia Brownrigg
Literary events in and around NYC this week!
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“For every book I publish,” a writing teacher once told me, “there’s one book I don’t.” Over at The Millions, Chloe Benjamin talks to five writers about the unpublished novels they have tucked away in their drawers and what those works mean to them.
On Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan reviews The Age of Miracles, a new novel by Karen Thompson Walker about “the slowing” of the world, told by an eleven year old girl, Julia. “Sure, the natural world may be melting, but every bit as inexplicable and terrifying is the scene where Julia’s longtime best girlfriend turns into a popular […]