Posts Tagged: Wendy C. Ortiz

Notable Los Angeles: 7/23–7/29

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

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/2–4/8

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

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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 Earth Recycles All of Us: Talking with Micheline Aharonian Marcom

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Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her novel, The Brick House, female sexuality in literature, and transcendence through dreaming.

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What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Rape

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A list of memoirs, fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction that deal with rape culture and the many ways that is shapes our society and the women and men who live within it.

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/6–3/12

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Lambda Literary Festival kicks off a week-long series of events celebrating contemporary, diverse voices in SoCal! All of them are free and open to the public. We’ve included some highlights here, but for the full list go to their website. Monday 3/6: Erika Lewis discusses and signs Game of Shadows. 6:30 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Yes […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work.

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The Rumpus Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz

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Wendy C. Ortiz discusses her new book Bruja, what a “dreamoire” is, the magic all around us, and why she loves indices—and cats.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Fairy Tales, Trauma, Writing into Dissociation

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Our bodies are incredible and intelligent things.

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Next Letter in the Mail: Wendy C. Ortiz

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Wendy C. Ortiz wants to have a conversation with people and books. And she wants books to have conversations with books and people. Subscribe to Letters in the Mail before July 27 and join the conversation! Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Bruja (CCM, 2016). […]

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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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National Poetry Month Day 25: “Rogue Benediction” by Wendy C. Ortiz

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Rogue Benediction And we entered the Valley of the Rogue. And we slowed to a crawl. The night’s envelope sealed us in. After several hours, cars deep on the interstate, we resigned ourselves: this first night would be the gateway, the opening to a roguish place where I would no longer have answers, become unable […]

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Beautifully Disturbing

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“Thank you. I love when people write “disturbing” in reference to my work. “Beautifully disturbing”? Even better.” In the newest issue of Specter Magazine, Kameelah Rasheed interviews Rumpus contributor Wendy C. Ortiz! The two talk about her two forthcoming book releases, the courage to write personal stories, and the cross pollination of arts, among other topics.

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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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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Check out these tasty Rumpus morsels, posted over the weekend! Wendy Ortiz interviews poet Louise Mathias about beauty, ecstasy, and eroticism…and “snakes and horses and sky and birds and hallucinogenic flowers, and stars, and the smell of creosote after rain, and…” When journalist Maggie Downs lost a friend in a skydiving accident, many of her […]

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