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Notable Philadelphia: 11/12–11/18

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Literary events in and around Philly this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/28–11/3

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

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Notable Chicago: 10/11–10/17

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Literary events in and around Chicago this week!

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We’re All Fighting: A Conversation with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones discusses his new memoir, HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES.

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Notable NYC: 10/5–10/11

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Saturday 10/5: Kit Robinson and xtian w join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/6: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Congregation Beth Elohim, 6 p.m., $33. Monday 10/7: Lilly Dancyger, Madeleine Barnes, Hilda Davis, and Emmy Favilla join the Pigeon […]

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What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2019

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Pride

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Rumpus editors share their favorite writing from LGBTQIA+ writers.

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Notable NYC: 4/27–5/3

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Honest Work with Language: Talking with Berta García Faet

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Berta García Faet talks with her translator about THE ELIGIBLE AGE.

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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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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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Notable NYC: 4/29–5/5

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Saturday 4/29: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrations are happening at Greenlight Bookstore, Community Bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, and BookCulture. Queens Literary Festival. LIC Landing, 2 p.m., free. Juliet Escoria, Precious Okoyomon, David Eye, and Cecilia Pavon with Jacob Steinberg read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free. Brandon Brown and Cat Tyc join Segue Series. Zinc […]

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Saeed Jones Lights up Different Forms of Humanity

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For Brooklyn Magazine, Molly McArdle profiles poet, essayist, and BuzzFeed Literary Editor Saeed Jones. McArdle solicits Jones’s thoughts on diversity in media and describes him as a “literary citizen” for his work with BuzzFeed’s Reader vertical and the Emerging Writers’ Fellowship program. Last but not least, Jones mentions one of his first published pieces was at The […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #19: Truth

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Truth—a higher, bigger truth—is what I want when I read. I want to nod my head in radical understanding. I want to grasp our complex, fragile humanity better. I want the ancient truths on every page, shown in unique ways. These books deliver. Not a false note in any one of them.

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Guildtalk #4: The Rumpus Interview with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones talks about his forthcoming memoir How Men Fight For Their Lives, his new fellowship program at BuzzFeed, and making peace with the phantom.

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Notable NYC: 1/16–1/22

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Saturday 1/16: Olena Jennings, Brooke Obie, and Sachiko Clayton join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Shiv Kotecha and James Hoff join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 1/17: Diamond Sharp, Bud Smith, Morgan Beatty, Nicholas Goodly, Madeline Stevens, Lauren Hilger, and Lauren Clark join the Dead Rabbits […]

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Thorpe Moeckel

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Thorpe Moeckel about his new book Arcadia Road, the challenge of writing long poems, raising twins, and camo thongs.

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Notable NYC: 10/17–10/23

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Saturday 10/17: Happy 6th Birthday, Greenlight Bookstore. John Reid Currie, Roberto Montes, Claire Van Winkle, and Emily Wallis Hughes join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Benn Tripp and Boni Joi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/18: Ben Nadler discusses The Sea Beach Line with Duncan […]

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Growing Up: The Rumpus Interview with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir How to Grow Up.

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Writing While Black

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The publishing industry is 89% white. That isn’t the only problem when it comes to race and literature. BuzzFeed’s new Literary Editor Saeed Jones reflects on the issue in the publishing industry: When literary gatekeepers and publishers continue to overlook the vast diversity of writers, the special few who make it into elite spaces are […]

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Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13

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Saturday 2/7: Omar Berrada, Huge Garcia Manriquez, Isabelle Garron, Jen Hofer, John Keene, Sarah Riggs, James Sherry, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich and others celebrate Litmus Press. Southfirst, 6:30 p.m., free. Ian Hatcher and Veronica Gonzalez Peña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/8: Samuel Barrantes launches debut novel Slim and The […]

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Notable NYC: 12/13–12/19

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Saturday 12/13: Millions March New York City/Day of Anger in response to the police murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, and others. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free. Jon Cotner guides a tour through his community for the project Door to Door: Neighborliness, an exploration of spontaneity and community. Carroll Gardens, 11 a.m., […]

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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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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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