Monday 7/31: Barnard Women in Entertainment’s Reading and Conversation with Sheila Nevins for her new book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. ALOUD presents Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages. Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu in conversation with David Shook. 7:15 p.m. […]
When we shared our exciting news about The Rumpus‘s future last month, I mentioned that we’d create an advisory board to help us guide the site forward. The function of the advisory board is to help when we have questions or need a sounding board for new ideas, to serve as role models for us, […]
Tuesday 1/24: Brad Schreiber reads from and signs Revolution’s End. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books. The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin presents his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk, joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. Thursday 1/26: Manjula Martin discusses her book Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a […]
The publishing industry is at a cultural turning point, with recognition and celebration of writers of color on the rise. But despite the surge in the publishing industry’s interest in works by writers of color, the people working behind the scenes still lack much-needed diversity. Recent studies have found that the majority of those who […]
It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]
Kima Jones chats with Marlon James over at Midnight Breakfast; the two touch on ghost stories, Bob Marley’s reverberations, and the danger in assuming a story’s authenticity: Some of the things that people think are invented are actually true. It’s also this thing that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about with “The Danger of a Single […]
This week, last week, men who have taken lives are walking away unpunished, unquestioned even. We have their victims’ names: Mike Brown. Eric Garner. We have their final words: Hands up, don’t shoot. (Six shots fired.) I can’t breathe. (Repeated until his breath is forever gone.) To stand with these two men is to go […]
Kima Jones talks to Brian Gilmore about returning to the ritual of everyday life after the worst of humanity has shown itself publicly, about Duke Ellington and Michael Brown and being a father to daughters.
When NPR’s Code Switch went searching for “young poets who were livening up the literary landscape” in honor of National Poetry Month, they found themselves in the world of Rumpus contributor Kima Jones. Code Switch and Ms. Jones set out to crowdsource a poem, which they most certainly did. Kima followed up the collaboration with […]
Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein recently launched a kick ass online literary magazine, Midnight Breakfast. The folks over at Vela Magazine were quite impressed with MB and Rumpus contributor Kima Jones‘s CNF piece, “The Aqiqah”: “It’s always exciting to see a new literary site launch, especially when it includes complimentary original artwork. But when I saw […]
For our first interview of 2014, The Rumpus sits down with the luminous Edwidge Danticat to discuss the staying power of the short story, the impact of resistance, statelessness and Dominican-Haitian relations, and giving yourself permission to write.
Tonight! The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How! The event features Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, Kima Jones, Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, our very own managing editor Zoë Ruiz! Hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Jeff Eyres. We’d love to see you! Show Me How takes place during the second round of the LA […]
Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 10/22: A release party for Two Dollar Radio‘s Frequencies #3, featuring readings by contributing authors Grace Krilanovich, Trinie Dalton, Sara Finnerty, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Aaron Shulman. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. Wednesday 10/23: […]