Posts Tagged: lauren groff

The Inward Place: A Conversation with Claudia Dey

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Claudia Dey discusses her first American release, HEARTBREAKER.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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Thrown Off Balance: Talking with Malinda McCollum

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Malinda McCollum discusses her debut story collection, THE SURPRISING PLACE.

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Notable Los Angeles: 6/18–6/24

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

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Notable San Francisco: 6/13–6/19

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/9–6/15

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Change Is Necessary: A Conversation with Kristen Arnett

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Kristen Arnett discusses her debut collection, Felt in the Jaw, how place informs writing, and deciding to hold her book release party at a local 7-Eleven.

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What to Read When You’re a Whiting Award Winner

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The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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Notable San Francisco: 7/12–7/18

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Wednesday 7/12: National Book Award winner Julia Glass (Three Junes) reads from her newest novel, A House Among the Trees. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park. Thursday 7/13: RADAR Productions collaborates with Nomadic Press to present July’s edition of the Queer Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library. As usual, there will be cookies. […]

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Notable San Francisco: 5/17–5/23

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If you can make only one event this week, don’t miss the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, 5/21. This all-day festival features more than 100 writers, 50 panels, and lots of tabling and networking. And, The Rumpus will be there! Wednesday 5/17: Rakesh Satyal (Lambda Award winner for Blue Boy) reads from his new novel, No One Can […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/29–2/4

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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 […]

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New Year, New Reading List

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When Esquire released a list of “The 80 Best Books Every Man Should Read,” the magazine provoked ire and excoriation. But hey, at least Esquire has recognized its mistake. For its new list of “80 Books Every Person Should Read,” the magazine consulted women readers who know what they’re talking about, from authors like Lauren Groff […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Groff

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Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, Fates and Furies, the life of creative people and those who love them, and why she’s grateful to anyone who reads books.

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Writers for Choice

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When she realized her local Planned Parenthood was struggling to stay open, author and board member Lauren Groff recruited two-dozen other writers to auction off various literary swag in a fundraising event called The Choice Auction. The group, which included acclaimed writers like Roxane Gay, Emma Straub, and Meg Wolitzer, raised over $21,000 for the […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Groff

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Anyone who knows Lauren Groff’s fiction would not be surprised to find that as a child in upstate New York her favorite stories were Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and by her teens she was determined to be a writer. After completing her MFA at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked odd jobs that allowed her hours […]

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The Writers of the Future

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While many wonder about the future of printed books, author Lauren Groff imagines those books’ future writers. In one of her many visions, she tells us, “The writer of the future will crouch in wind-swept aeries miles above the electronic din of the modern world, crafting feathers out of the leaves of old books. Watch […]

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