Posts Tagged: Porochista Khakpour

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 NYC: 6/16–6/22

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

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Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

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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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Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

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The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster

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Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education.

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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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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read.

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/15–1/21

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. 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: 9/9–9/15

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

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What We’re Reading in June!

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We’re excited to share that our June Book Club pick is The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas! The Cubans in Obejas’s new story collection are haunted by an island: the island they fled, the island they’ve created, the island they were taken to or forced from, the island they long for, the island they return to, and the island […]

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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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Notable NYC: 2/11–2/17

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Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free. Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free. Peter Burghardt, Sara Wintz, […]

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Notable NYC: 10/22–10/28

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Saturday 10/22: Christopher DeWan reads Hoopty Time Machines, fairy tales for grown ups. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Elaine Kahn and Camilo Roldan join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/23: Colin Dickey discusses Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places with Bess Lovejoy. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free. Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kyle McCarthy, Lauren […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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When The Bennington Review re-launched this past April after thirty years, its first issue packed a table of contents studded with prize-winning authors and exciting emerging voices. This week, to our good fortune, the biannual print publication has made several of its pieces available online, among them new short fiction from Iranian-American writer Porochista Khakpour, author […]

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Notable NYC: 7/18–7/24

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Saturday 7/18: Harlem Book Fair, multiple locations, 11 a.m., free. Shannon Holmes launches Caught Up. Harlem Book Fair / Countee Cullen Library, 4 p.m., free. Sunday 7/19: Angela Flournoy, Leigh Stein, and Jennifer Baker discuss the business of writing. Flournoy’s The Turner House is about a family dealing with the family home in Detroit. Stein’s […]

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Notable NYC: 4/25–5/1

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Saturday 4/25: Cassandra Seltman, Ian Hatcher, and Clare Nazarena Tascio celebrate the release of Seltman’s poetry volume Palimpset: Down. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free. Ronaldo V. Wilson and Renée Green join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/26: CLMP hosts the annual Lit Mag Fair. Discounted literary magazines and some editors will […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Darcey Steinke

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Darcey Steinke talks about her new novel, Sister Golden Hair, motherlessness, the Southern cult of femininity, and how becoming a woman has changed since she came of age in a small city in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Notable NYC: 9/13–9/19

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Saturday 9/13: Sara Lippman reads from collection of stories, Doll Palace. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Mitchell S. Jackson, Porochista Khakpour, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell read as part of LitCrawl, presented by Center for Fiction. KGB, 6 p.m., free. LitCrawl takes over the East Village. Mulitple Locations, 6 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 6/7–6/13

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Saturday 6/7: Michael Flatt, Rachael Katz, and Morgan Parker read poetry. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 6/8: Miranda Mellis, Jaime Clarke, and Andrea Lawlor join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Clarke’s Vernon Downs (April 2014) is the story of an obsessive fan pursuing a famous writer modeled on Bret Easton Ellis. KGB, 7 p.m., […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Porochista Khakpour

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Writer Porochista Khakpour discusses her new novel, The Last Illusion, her desire to literalize the surreal, the role addiction plays for her characters and narrative, and being a lover of outsider stories.

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Notable NYC: 5/24–5/30

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Saturday 5/24: Judith Goldman and Andy Sterling join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Alex Wright, Michael Lazan, Sharon Guskin, and David Zweig read in the Brooklyn Writers Space series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 5/25: Erika K. Stanley, Charif Shanahan, Dina Nayeri, and Elizabeth Eslami celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Manhattanville […]

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