Posts Tagged: Michele Filgate

Notable NYC: 11/3–11/9

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 10/20–10/26

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 4/28–5/4

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

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The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Notable NYC: 2/3–2/9

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

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Notable NYC: 11/4–11/10

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

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Notable NYC: 9/9–9/15

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

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Misfits and Marriage: Talking with Taylor Larsen

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Taylor Larsen discusses her debut novel, Stranger, Father, Beloved, writing about New England, falling in love with her characters, and the surprises of debut authorship.

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 2/18–2/24

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Saturday 2/18: Ryan Dobran and Wendy Letterman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck celebrate new books from Skeleton Man Press. The Glove, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 2/19: Elizabeth Hall and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free. Monday 2/20: Not My President’s Day march. Columbus […]

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Notable NYC: 1/21–1/27

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Saturday 1/21: Women’s March on New York City. Resist. On Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St and 2nd Ave, 11 am, free. Eléna River, Ryan Collerd, and Carol Snow discuss works of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Mahogany L Browne, Purvi Shah, and Lauren Whitehead join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. […]

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Notable NYC: 12/3–12/9

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  Saturday 12/3: Natalie Diaz and T’ai Freedom Ford join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 12/4: Jonathan Lethem discusses Italo Calvino. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $8. Alexandra Kleeman and Kelly Luce join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Kleeman’s latest collection of stories, Intimations, feature neurotic characters with deranged comedy. […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Lynn Steger Strong

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Lynn Steger Strong discusses her debut novel Hold Still, the influence of Virginia Woolf, unconditional love, and exit strategies.

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A Zone of Psychological Relief

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Over at Lit Hub, Michele Filgate reports on the growing influence of Street Lit, which provides writing workshops and books to the homeless community in Austin, Texas. Filgate also talks with Street Lit founder Barry Maxwell, as he opens up about the “relief” reading offered him while he was homeless: Reading was such a zone of psychological relief, and […]

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Portrait of a Writing Center

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Over at Lit Hub, Michele Filgate is writing a series of articles on six of the country’s top writing centers, starting with GrubStreet in Boston. Rather than competing with MFA programs for students, GrubStreet Executive Director Eve Bridburg sees writing centers as adding to the literary landscape: I see a healthier, bigger ecosystem with more opportunity […]

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On Location

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Sometimes where we read can be just as affecting as what we read. Over at Lit Hub, various writers describe their places of preference: Is there one among us who has not spent romantic moments in the tower of a book he has read? These moments come back to us. Daydreaming needs them.

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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

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I’ve spent plenty of nights endlessly refreshing my Twitter and Facebook feed while I’m reading or writing, in the hopes of not feeling so alone… It’s time to admit to myself that part of the reason I do this is because it’s easier than being stuck in my own head. In the never-ending talk about […]

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It Was a Stressful, Neurotic Ordeal to Burn

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How did Rumpus contributor and noted word lover Michele Filgate become that notorious enemy of teachers, librarians, and all right-minded free-thinkers: a book burner? Well, you’ll have to read her whole explanation. But to give you a hint, it involves the following passage: Is this all NYC is? I wondered frantically. Are all of us just food for […]

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When The Private Becomes The Professional

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“Will social media kill writers’ diaries?” So asks Rumpus contributor Michele Filgate, in a Salon piece that examines the growing usage of Twitter, Facebook, and other public outlets to allow readers to eavesdrop on the personal thoughts and process of being a writer. Opinions from Matt Bell, Jess Walter, Caroline Leavitt, and others round out Filgate’s […]

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Observations From The Middle Of The Ocean

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I want to step outside of the chalk outline I’ve been living in. I want to sketch a different outline for myself. I’m not sure what would be inside this new outline yet, except that it would involve a person who can walk away from all the personal insecurities that grew with them

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