Posts Tagged: Kiese Laymon

Notable Los Angeles: 10/22–10/28

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Notable Portland: 7/12–7/18

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It Halfway Through 2018

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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What Do I Do With My Fear?: A Conversation with Megan Stielstra

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Megan Stielstra discusses her new essay collection, The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, fear, privilege, and the intersection of politics and everyday life.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Erika T. Wurth

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Erika T. Wurth talks about her latest book, Buckskin Cocaine, persevering through rejection, and white writers writing Native characters.

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/23–4/29

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Sunday 4/23: Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Claudia McGehee, and stream-hunter Mike Osterholm will present their beautiful new picture book Creekfinding. There will also be a signing and reception with refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free. Monday 4/24: Poet Chris Santiago will be reading from his collection Tula to celebrate National Poetry Month. Maple Grove Library, 6:30 p.m., free. Tuesday 4/25: Join Excelsior Bay […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories.

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The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau

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Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable.

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The Rumpus Interview with Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, siblinghood and sisterhood, and finding a group to call “my people” in the larger literary world.

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Young Black Writers Reflect on #blacklivesmatter

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because I want to not cry because I actually hate crying because none of my tears can offer resurrection none of my poems can offer resurrection none of my image searches can offer resurrection and I want us to stay alive Khadijah Queen and eleven other young writers of color—Roger Reeves, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rion Amilcar […]

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Notable NYC: 9/27–10/3

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Saturday 9/27: Dylan Landis reads Rainey Royal (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi celebrate the release of the latest issue of Washington Square. NYU Creative Writers House, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/28: Melissa Adamo, Alex Norcia, Melissa Swantkowski, and Dana Jaye Cadman celebrate the two year anniversary of English Kills […]

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Reading Others in America

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When it comes to our literary dialogue, Kiese Laymon stands unaffected: The problem with our national lit isn’t just that it’s often written from the same voice; it’s written often to the same listeners. But if you changed the listeners, you change the art. Literally. The conversation goes on at Vol.1 Brooklyn; Laymon touches on […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the American South

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The latest issue of Guernica is out, and it’s a doozy. The special issue—the first of 4 such issues funded by a Kickstarter campaign—takes on the American South. Features include novelist Kiese Laymon in conversation with his mother on language and love in the South (check out our own interview with Laymon here) and Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel‘s […]

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Tournament of Books X Begins!

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Get ready for the Morning News’s tenth annual Tournament of Books, a “March Madness–style battle royale” to determine which work of fiction will reign supreme (though the site is careful to note that the competition “is not an attempt to formalize the best 17 books of 2013”). Some of this year’s finalists include The Signature of […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Giddy-up, you hateful stallion!  It’s time for another Weekend Rumpus Roundup. In the Saturday interview, Kiese Laymon takes some time with the Rumpus to discuss his latest book, Long Division, and explores in greater length the literary influences that have contributed to the development of his own Afrofuturist style. Irish poet Seamus Heaney—who unfortunately passed […]

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