Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Aimee Bender, Akwaeke Emezi, Alexandra Petri, Amor Towles, Andrew Martin, Anthony Cody, Benjamin Nugent, brian gresko, carmen maria machado, Catherine Lacey, celeste ng, Chibbi, Claire Rudy Foster, Cristina Rivera Garza, David Goodwillie, David Nichols, Diana Giovinazzo, Edward Ball, Emma Gray, Eugene Lim, Gabriella Burnham, Ingrid M. Calderón-Collins, Jason Reynolds, Jenna Blum, Jericho Brown, Jessica Goodman, Jill McCorkle, Jim Jarmusch, Joanna Williams, John Waters, jonathan ames, Joni Murphy, July Westhal, Karen Russell, Karolina Waclawiak, Kenneth W. Mack, Laura Lippman, Lysley Tenorio, Maaza Mengiste, Mahtem Shiferraw, mary roach, masha gessen, Mathangi Subramanian, Morgan Jerkins, Musa Okwonga, Notable Online, Ploi Pirapokin, Quan Barry, Rachel Khong, Raven Leilani, Rivers Solomon, Roxane Gay, Samantha Irby, Sameer Pandya, Sarah Maslin Nir, Sharon Harrigan, Soraya Nadia McDonald, Susan Briante, Susan Minot, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Teferi Nigussie
“I found that the tap seemed to open when I accessed deep emotion and memory.”
Tags: activism, antifa, art world, Debra Jo Immergut, doppelganger, garth greenwell, Iowa Writers' Workshop, justin torres, kelly link, motherhood, neurology, pandemic, parenting, Physics, Politics, Private Property, Sharon Harrigan, The Captives, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Trump, VCCA, You Again
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Andrea Lawlor, Andrew Eliopulos, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Bethany C. Morrow, Brandy Colbert, brian gresko, Carter Sickels, Christina Clancy, chuck wendig, Ciara Smyth, Cooper Lee Bombardier, Corinne Manning, Damon Young, Dan Peres, Dan Rodricks, Daniel Kehlmann, Daniela Buccilli, Danielle Pieratti, David Koepp, David Livingstone Smith, Dean Atta, De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Deesha Philyaw, Dirk Wittenborn, Doralee Brooks, Emily Henry, Emily Temple, Francesca Marciano, Gale Marie Thompson, Geeta Kothari, Genevieve Hudson, Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto, Ilze Hugo, Jacki Lyden, Jake Skeets, James Marcus, James Yeh, Jeffrey Angles, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Jennifer Rosner, Jessica Pearce Rotondi, Joan E. Bauer, John Gibler, John Murillo, John Williams, Julian Tepper, Kate Quinn, Katherine Hill, Kyce Bello, Lauren Jackson, Lee Siegel, Leigh Camacho Rourks, Liara Tamani, Lilliam Rivera, Lilly Dancyger, Madeline Miller, Maggie Nelson, Marcia Trahan, Marisa Siegel, Mark Oshiro, Martha McPhee, Mary Morris, Matt Ortile, Meredith Talusan, Michael Signer, Michael Wurster, Mike James, Moyra Davey, Natalie Jenner, Nazlı Karabıyıkoğlu, Nick Flynn, Nina Renata Aron, Notable Online, R. Joseph Dazo, Raad Rahman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, René Steinke, Richard E. Grant, Rion Amilcar Scott, Roy G. Guzmán, Ruth Christopher, Sam Maggs, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Sharon Dolin, Sharon Harrigan, Stacy Abrams, Stuart Sheppard, Téa Obreht, Tobly McSmith, Wayetu Moore, Wendy Scott Paff, Yuri Herrera, Zaina Arafat, Zoë Hitzig
Sharon Harrigan discusses her memoir,
Playing with Dynamite, writing through the gaps in memory, and how the book has changed real-life relationships. ...more
Tags: abortion, Cheryl Strayed, death, Debra Gwartney, Donald Trump, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, grief, H is for Hawk, helen macdonald, Jody Hobbs Hesler, memoir, memory, Playing with Dynamite, secrets, sexual assault, Sharon Harrigan, toxic masculinity, trauma, Wild
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Abuse, alexandria marzano-lesnevich, child abuse, death penalty, Jeremy Guillory, Joan Didion, justice, lawyers, memoir, murder, pedophilia, revision, Ricky Langley, serial, sexual abuse, Sharon Harrigan, teaching writing, The Fact of a Body, true crime, true detective, Truman Capote, Wally Lamb
First, Barbara Berman reviews Stanford academic and author Eavan Boland’s poetry collection, A Woman Without A Country, a rumination on Irish American identity, motherhood, and “literary citizenship.” Boland’s “straightforward brilliance” make this a collection worth reading. Then, in a funny and insightful Saturday Essay, Sharon Harrigan analyzes the stereotype of the evil stepdad and finds a complicated […]
“He was my real dad,” she says. “I just happened to have two.” ...more
Tags: A Childhood Biography of a Place, A Prayer for Owen Meany, adopted children, Biological children, Boyhood, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, daughters, Eugene Cross, evil, fathers, fathers day, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fires of Our Choosing, GOOD, Harry Crews, Humbert Humbert, John Irving, Lolita, marc maron, Nabokov, Only the Strong Will Survive, parenting, personal narrative, Richard Linklater, Sharon Harrigan, sons, Stepfathers, stereotypes, taboo, the new york times, this boy's life, tobias wolff, United States, woody allen
I always hated Father’s Day. Did I need to be reminded that I couldn’t remember my father? ...more