Posts Tagged: Sari Botton

Notable NYC: 10/13–10/19

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 9/15–9/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 7/15–7/21

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Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free. Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me: Jessica Berger Gross

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Jessica Berger Gross discusses her new memoir, Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home, walking away from her parents age of twenty-eight, and the importance of boundaries.

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Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me: Jason Diamond

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Jason Diamond discusses his memoir Searching for John Hughes, confronting his childhood abuse, avoiding his parents, and writing about all of it.

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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living edited by Manjula Martin

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Today in Rumpus Books, Elizabeth Stark reviews Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, edited by Manjula Martin.

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Conversations with Writers Braver than Me: Anne Roiphe

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Anne Roiphe on respecting writers’ freedom to express the truth of their experiences, while also respecting their subjects’ prerogative to shun them for it.

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No Comment

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An hour later. Still empty. This bothers me. I am embarrassed that it bothers me. But not embarrassed enough that it stops me from checking again.

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Good Riddance to the Goodbye-to-New-York Essay

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Joan Didion’s “Goodbye to All That” has spawned a new literary genre: the personal screed about loving (or leaving) New York City.

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Notable NYC: 11/15–11/21

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Saturday 11/15: Emily Brandt, Emily Hockaday, Emily Hyland, Emily Moore, Emilia Phillips, Emmalea Russo, and Emily Skllings have an All Emily Reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Alex Cuff and Jennifer Bartlett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 11/16: Robert Hershon, Jen Benka, Michael Cirelli, and Caroline Hagood read works […]

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Notable NYC: 10/18–10/24

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Saturday 10/18: Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 10 a.m., $45 daily / $135 full pass. Melissa Buckheit reads poetry along with Corollary Press founder Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Berl’s Poetry Shop. Happy fifth anniversary Greenlight Bookstore. Celebrate all day, party at night. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free. Peyton Marshall talks with Julia Fierro about Marshall’s […]

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“I knew from the beginning I wanted to tell the story”

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It’s been a big week—no, month—no, year—for Rumpus Essays Editor Roxanne Gay, who has two books coming out this summer, both of which have already been widely praised. Yesterday, Gay talked with Rumpus contributor Sari Botton at a Vol. 1 Brooklyn event at Community Bookstore. English Kills Review details the conversation.

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Notable NYC: 2/15–2/21

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Saturday 2/15: Luna Miguel, Jacob Steinberg, and Gabby Bess read poetry. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 2/16: Stephen Elliott and Julia Fierro join Gina Frangello as she reads from her novel A Life in Men (February 2014). Fierro’s forthcoming Cutting Teeth (May 2014) examines thirty-somethings attempting to enjoy a beach house with their children. […]

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Goodbye to…Earth-Shattering Sex?

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The Atlantic gave the Rumpus’s own Sari Botton, Melissa Febos, Mira Ptacin, and Cheryl Strayed a chance to delve deeper into their contributions to the anthology “Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.” In a roundtable discussion with Marie-Helene Westgate, they discuss what it’s like to leave a city that, as Westgate puts […]

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Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6

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Saturday 11/30: Indies First is a nationwide celebration of independent bookstores launched by author Sherman Alexie to support small businesses. Independent bookstores around New York City invited some of their favorite authors for appearances: John Bemelmans Marciano, Emma Straub, Tim O’Mara, Jami Attenberg, Myke Cole, Amy Shearn, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Brandan Jay Sullivan, and Sarah […]

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Reproductive Choice-Making

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Earlier this year, the Rumpus’s own Sari Botton described the burden of living with our reproductive choices in Confessions of a Good Girl. But what of the men in all this reproductive choice-making? Currently they have little say regarding their responsibility for child support once their sexual partner makes her choice to continue with the […]

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Goodbye to All That: A Reading

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On Wednesday, October 23rd, long-time Rumpus contributor and editor of the recent collection Goodbye to All that: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Sari Botton will host an event in Brooklyn featuring reading and stories by contributors to the anthology and fellow New Yorkers with love/hate relationships of their own with the city. Rumpus’ […]

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On Loving and Leaving New York: Home

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Driving down Second Avenue, we saw the usuals: skater kids and college students, queens and models and junkies. My heart hurt more and more. The landmarks of my most troubled memories now filled my heart with longing. I even missed my ghosts.

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The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Scarboro and Lidia Yuknavitch

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Both Yuknavitch and Scarboro, whose books echo each other in interesting ways, were willing to talk with me about this question of what to do with memoir, and much more.

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Get Out of My Crotch!

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Today, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Get Out of My Crotch! hits the stands. It’s a collection of twenty-one essays that speak out against the travesties of the US health care system and the relentless prevalence of violence against women. It’s also co-edited by our own Sari Botton and features writing from Rumpus […]

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