Posts Tagged: readings

Podcatcher #3: Poetry Jawns

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Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work.

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On Giving Public Readings

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I’ve always been attracted to live readings for the performance. Whether I’m a reader or an audience member, readings provide a sense of community and connection that’s absent from the solitary act of reading. As anyone who’s ever been to a reading before can tell you, there are so many things that can go wrong. […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mark Leyner

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Mark Leyner on his new book Gone with the Mind, pressuring the novel form, being a purist Dionysian, and artisanal pap smears.

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The Rumpus At SF Lit Crawl!

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Tomorrow Night! The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees! The Rumpus is excited to participate in the San Francisco Lit Crawl! Come see readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! There will also be the comedic genuis of Sean Keane and music by Michael Mullen. The event is […]

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SF Lit Crawl: “For We Have Fallen to Our Knees”

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The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees SF Lit Crawl Phase 3: Saturday October 19th, 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street San Francisco Readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! Comedy by: Sean Keane! Music by: Michael Mullen! Co-hosted by: Zoë Ruiz and Ryan Pittington! Event is free! […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/7 – 10/13

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Monday 10/7: Andre Dubus III presents and signs Dirty Love. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 10/8: Tongue & Groove presents readers Amelia Gray, Jeremy Radin, Pam Noles, Marsha de la O, and music by Kevin Sandbloom. 6:30 p.m. at The Annenberg Community Beach House. Free. There’s a $6 parking lot nearby. RSVP here. The […]

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Notable New York: 8/19-8/25

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The end of August is a notoriously slow time for events of all kinds in New York. Why this year, and this week, has been an exception I do not know. August is full of great, weird, thought-provoking events. Get out of the house. MONDAY 08/19: Poet Sarah Bridgins hosts “Women Writers on Mentorship,” featuring […]

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Notable New York: 08/05-08/11

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MONDAY 08.05 Akashic Books takes over Books Beneath the Bridge for a night of noir from the 5 boroughs. On top of a chance to win their 5-Borough Noir Set there will be readings from Colson Whitehead, Kevin Baker, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Victor Lavalle, and Alina Simone. The Brooklyn Bridge Park, Granite Prospect, Pier 1, 7pm, […]

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Notable New York: 07/22-07/28

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MONDAY 07.22 The 92nd St. Y presents two literary heavyweights on Monday. Martin Amis and Ian McEwan will talk about their friendship, careers, and respective work. The event will be introduced by Salman Rushdie. Kaufman Concert Hall, 8pm, $32+. PowerHouse Arena presents Colum McCann reading from his latest novel TransAtlantic. McCann will read as a […]

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Tonight! Quiet Lightning + The Rumpus

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We’re teaming up with Quiet Lightning, San Francisco’s favorite monthly submission-based reading series, to host a night of deep thinking and good drinking. Featured guests include Alice LaPlante, Brandon Brown, Janine Brito, and electropop party band Le Fomo, plus a literary mixtape curated by Kristen Kramer and D. W. Lichtenberg, with pieces by Ingrid Keir, Sarah Kobrinsky, […]

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Quiet Lightning + The Rumpus

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We’re teaming up with Quiet Lightning, San Francisco’s favorite monthly submission-based reading series, to host a night of deep thinking and good drinking. Featured guests include Alice LaPlante, Brandon Brown, Janine Brito, and electropop party band Le Fomo, plus a literary mixtape curated by Kristen Kramer and D. W. Lichtenberg, with pieces by Ingrid Keir, Sarah […]

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Notable New York: 5/20-5/26

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Monday 05/20: The Belladonna* Collective’s Hot Texts series continues with readings from Lauren Hunter, Samantha Zighelboim, Allison Power, and Christine Kanownik. The Way Station, 6:30pm, $5 suggested donation. The Poetry Project hosts Ross Gay and Lauren Shufran. St. Mark’s Church, 8pm, free. Tuesday 05/21: Native Tongues is a storytelling series coming to New York that […]

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Notable NYC: 4/22-4/28

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Monday 04/22: You might have thought, Dustin, I’m glad to be through with your long (for this column) digressions on OBERIU. I’m glad it’s over. You would be a fool. I’m not done. On Monday you should definitely be at the Russian Underground Poetry reading. The reading explores Russian underground poetry from OBERIU (Alexander Vvedensky) […]

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Notable New York: 03/25-0331

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MONDAY 03/25: Head to An Evening with The Believer tonight. The event will be introduced by The Believer editor Andrew Leland and will feature readings from Joanna Fuhrman, Alan Gilbert, and Margo Jefferson, as well as a conversation between The Believer editor Ross Simonini and author Gary Lutz. 7:30pm, Greenlight Bookstore, free. The We Three […]

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Zoë Ruiz at PEN

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Marketplace has an interesting write-up on the current state of PEN, the ninety-year-old organization that makes sure writers are guaranteed their right of free speech. The segment also features an excerpt from Rumpus Saturday Editor Zoë Ruiz, who read her Rumpus essay “Donna” at a recent PEN reading. Princess Donna had on a short black skirt and a […]

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Notable New York: 03/11-03/17

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MONDAY 03/11: Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Press celebrate the release of Sam Pink’s new novel Rontel, the first book release from Electric Literature. The night will include readings from Pink as well as Scott McClanahan, Cameron Pierce, J. David Osborne, Spencer Madsen, and Kirsten Alene. 7pm, Housing Works Bookstore, free. In another installment of […]

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Rumpus, Readings

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Today’s essay by Saeed Jones, “How Men Fight For Their Lives,” is not only a must-read but also kicks of our new Rumpus, Readings feature. The brainchild of essays editor Roxane Gay, Rumpus, Readings will accompany select original essays and allow readers to listen to an audio track of the author reciting their piece. Here […]

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Listen to Faulkner Read

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William Faulkner secured the first Writers-in-Residence position at UVA and held the position for two terms. This site has sonically preserved Faulkner’s residency in the form of these recordings. He held readings, gave a couple addresses and answered questions from UVA audiences, of which this site preserved 1690 minutes. This site also has links to […]

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Reading For Money

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Literary festivals are blowing up (at least in the UK), as evidenced by the new festivals that popped up this year alone, even though it’s increasingly difficult to get sponsors and funders in these times. To get the funds flowing for writers, there may be a new trend in the works: “A combination of the […]

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Monetary Support for Indie Bookstores

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Anybody who appreciates the community value of their local independent bookstore knows about the monetary pressure imposed by Amazon and internet-based competitors. So if you really appreciate the value of independent booksellers and the literary community it supports, why shouldn’t you reciprocate? This NY Times article laments the admission charges that independent booksellers are introducing […]

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 2/14-2/20

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This week, Do You Love Me Now? (The Rumpus does), 826 Valencia’s Spelling Bee for Cheaters, all you can eat pancakes, and Will Franken hosts The Grand Opening of a New Baby. Monday 2/14: Spend Valentine’s Day with your beloved Rumpus-folk at Do You Love Me Now? the February Monthly Rumpus. See readings by Deb […]

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/10-1/16

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This week in San Francisco: Finally muster the courage to hit on that one cute chick/dude at this month’s Monthly Rumpus, decorate your pad like it’s 1982 and you just got Walk Among Us at Pops’ Cheap Art Show: Skull Edition, get your nerd on at Techshop’s Open House, and check out SF Sketchfest. Monday […]

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