Posts Tagged: Nick Flynn

What to Read When You’re Broke Down in Hell

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A list of Melissa Stephenson’s down-and-out favorites for when you have a case of the grays.

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Notable NYC: 5/19–5/25

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

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Notable NYC: 4/14–4/20

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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: 9/23–9/29

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

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Watch After Adderall Free Tonight!

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After Adderall is a feature film by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott reimagining the absurd experience of having one’s book translated into a film. The movie stars Mickaela Tombrock and Bill Heck and features Lili Taylor, James Urbaniak, Ned Van Zandt, and Michael C. Hall. There are cameos from authors including Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Evan […]

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Notable NYC: 5/13–5/19

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Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new book Abandon Me, choosing to be celibate for six months, letting go of our own mythologies, and the sexist reaction women receive when they write nonfiction.

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Notable NYC: 2/25–3/3

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Saturday 2/25: Christian Hawkey and Himanshu Suri join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Emily Brandt and Ali Power join the SOLO reading series. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 2/26: Nicole Steinberg celebrates the release of Glass Actress with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Esther Lin. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., […]

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #1: Poetry That Moves Like a City Street

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May. –Anna

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The Way We Were

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Things in my own life that make me want to write about them are often things that are unresolved. And I use writing to figure them out. Memoirists Meredith Maran, Dani Shapiro, Ayelet Waldman, Kate Christensen, and Nick Flynn speak in a YouTube video about why they write about their own lives, and the best/worst things that […]

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Retracing Steps

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Like so many silenced publications before them, Esquire has gone the way of the ear with a new Classics podcast that unearths articles from the magazine’s illustrious eighty-year history. In their latest installment, Rumpus friend and contributor Nick Flynn discusses a series of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s essays published in 1936. Listen here.

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Nick Flynn’s New Book

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Nick Flynn, friend and contributor to The Rumpus, has just released My Feelings, a poetry collection described by NewPages as “finely textured” with “a memoirist’s robust conception of personal history.” You can catch Nick Flynn reading at Bookcourt in Brooklyn on July 9th. Check out Flynn’s website for more upcoming events.

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The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show: Beth Bachmann

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In Episode 8 of The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, poet Beth Bachmann chats about her new collection, Do Not Rise, Dolly Parton, and the demands of lyric poetry.

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Rock Out With Your Book Out #3: Nick Flynn

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Full of youthful energy, hilarious anecdotes, refreshingly honest insights about life and how the fuck we are supposed to move through it all, he’s got this presence that could convince anyone that our experiences do not, in fact, have the power to break us.

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Launch Party for Nick Flynn’s The Reenactments

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Come join us tonight (Friday, January 25), at St. Cyprian’s Center to help Nick Flynn launch his new book, The Reenactments! There’ll be a reading, a conversation with Rebecca Solnit, and musical performances by Penelope Houston and Cass McCombs—plus lots of cool people to hang out with. Tickets are only $10, and proceeds go to Delivering […]

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Super Sad True Habits

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The second installment of “Super Sad True Habits of Highly Effective Writers” features a number of our friends, including contributor Chloe Caldwell, and Adam Levin, whose novel The Instructions was a Rumpus Book Club selection. Here’s Nick Flynn on his pre-writing ritual: “Before I sit down, I need time to wander in the unknown for […]

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Nick Flynn on Adaptation

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Guernica has an extensive interview with Nick Flynn, who reflects on the process of translating Another Bullshit Night in Suck City into film, fathers, and the final book in his memoir trilogy. “I’ve come to a point in my life where I know everything has an effect on my psyche. You just have to recognize […]

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