Posts Tagged: Meg Wolitzer

Notable NYC: 9/22–9/28

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 8/11–8/17

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/23–6/29

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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The Thread: Goddesses and Monsters

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Let’s take the women in our lives, and the women who came before us, off the pedestals but also, out of the graves of irrelevancy.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/16–4/22

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

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Notable Portland: 4/5–4/11

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/31–4/6

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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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 NYC: 7/1–7/7

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Sunday 7/2: Jennifer Soong, Rawaan Alkhatib, and Sara Deniz Akant present books from Futurepoem. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free. Tuesday 7/4: Macy’s launches fireworks. East River – Midtown, Sunset, Free. Thursday 7/6: Scaachi Koul presents One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

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What to Read When You Want to Hand-Swat Your Husband

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Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore.

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Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free. Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free. Richard Foreman and […]

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Ode to Malala

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Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to offering creative opportunities to underserved and at-risk girls in New York City public high schools, just released a music video called “Ode to Malala.” The song is based on a poem written by one of the program’s participants, and honors Malala Yousafzai, the education activist from Pakistan who was […]

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The Works Behind the Work

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Over at the New Yorker, Meg Wolitzer writes about the cultural influences that helped inform her novel The Interestings. They include Archie comics, folk music, and Michael Apted’s “Up” films”: A good chunk of what you need to know about the characters in the “Up” films is right there in their childhoods, and I suppose that’s true […]

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The Interestings

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

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The first 100 pages of Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings are just that: interesting, but short of compelling. In the late sixties, six teenagers meet at an arts camp named Spirit-In-The-Woods and coin themselves The Interestings, because in the insular world of a summer camp, everyone seems talented and interesting. We get to watch their friendships […]

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