Posts Tagged: susan orlean

Notable Los Angeles: 11/13–11/19

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

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Faith Adiele

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Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told.

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What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”

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Watch After Adderall Free Tonight!

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After Adderall is a feature film by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott reimagining the absurd experience of having one’s book translated into a film. The movie stars Mickaela Tombrock and Bill Heck and features Lili Taylor, James Urbaniak, Ned Van Zandt, and Michael C. Hall. There are cameos from authors including Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Evan […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/23–1/29

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Tuesday 1/24: Brad Schreiber reads from and signs Revolution’s End. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books. The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin presents his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk, joined in conversation with illustrator Hallie Bateman. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore. Thursday 1/26: Manjula Martin discusses her book Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a […]

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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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Life Into Art: Memoirs Adapted for Television and Film

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On Saturday, October 17th, join Rumpus founding editor Stephen Elliott, along with Susan Orlean, Jerry Stahl, and Evan Wright, for a panel discussion hosted by Derrick C. Brown about what it’s like to have your memoir adapted for television and film. All proceeds will benefit 826LA! You can find more info and purchase your tickets here!  

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #3: Dogs

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” –Groucho Marx

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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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The Rumpus At The LA Lit Crawl!

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Tonight! The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How! The event features Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, Kima Jones, Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, our very own managing editor Zoë Ruiz! Hosted by the hilarious and brilliant Jeff Eyres. We’d love to see you! Show Me How takes place during the second round of the LA […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/21–10/27

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Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Tuesday 10/22: A release party for Two Dollar Radio‘s Frequencies #3, featuring readings by contributing authors Grace Krilanovich, Trinie Dalton, Sara Finnerty, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Aaron Shulman. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. Wednesday 10/23: […]

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LA Lit Crawl: “Show Me How”

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The Rumpus and Dirty Laundry Lit Proudly Presents: Show Me How LA Lit Crawl Round 2: Wednesday October 23rd 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Federal Bar 5303 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood Readings by:  Johnny Alfi Natashia Deón Kima Jones Jillian Lauren Susan Orlean Zoë Ruiz Hosted by: Jeff Eyres RSVP here. The event is free!   […]

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New Kind of Art: A @horse_ebooks Roundup

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For the past few years, the Twitter account @horse_ebooks has delighted hundreds of thousands of followers with algorithmically generated excerpts of found text like “Everything happens so much,” “Crying is great exercise,” and “Unfortunately, as you probably already know, people.” Or so everyone thought.

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Less Face, More Book for These Reclusive Authors

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Though it can be hard to remember between tweeting at your favorite writer and joining a Facebook event page for a reading, there was a time when many authors led reclusive lives with minimal self-promotion. Bookish has rounded up a list of some of the most private (Salinger, Pynchon)—and their modern-day, super-public opposites (John Green, […]

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