5 Books To Read Before The End of Summer

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 227 views

Even though summer is almost over, there are a few books we still need to read. If you’ve been following Notable Online over at The Rumpus, you probably noticed how many great events there are every week. All the virtual events have made it even easier to feel overwhelmed.

Don’t fret! We have you covered. Although we aren’t writing up virtual events, here’s a few books we would have written about this summer if we were attending events in person. It’s not too late to check them out!

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Virtual Literary Community

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 493 views

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in real life literary events have, like most of our world, been put on hold. We still have notes from our last in real life event and intend to write it up — eventually.

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Jenny Offill Presents Weather

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Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 1,115 views

Jenny Offill discusses WEATHER at Books Are Magic with Rumaan Alam

Jenny Offill and Rumaan Alam discuss Weather, climate change, and librarians.

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Chana Porter Launches The Seep

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 1,015 views

Amy Brady Talks with Chana Porter about THE SEEP at Powerhouse

Chana Porter discusses The Seep and talks about dystopias, utopias, and our interconnected world.

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Literary and Book Festivals Guide, 2020

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 1,273 views

Book Festivals of America 2020

Book and literary festivals connect authors with readers in all fifty states. Below is a list of literary festivals organized by month. The locations of the festival, dates of the festivals (when available), and website for the event are listed. At the end are links to festivals in other regions including Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

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Reading Series Census: The Angry Reading

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 2,747 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

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What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
We are “An Angry Reading Series.” We wanted to put together a reading series that could be a space for impassioned, evocative pieces of work, centred around the theme of anger and frustration. This is a very political time in the world, and we wanted to be a literary platform where writers could come, share their work, and heal through a supportive community. And because we believe in saying it like it is, we didn’t want to play around with the name too much. So we went literal.

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Reading Series Census: The Difficult to Name Reading Series

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Friday, March 9th, 2018 | 3,006 views

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The Difficult to Name Reading Series. I just couldn’t think of a name.

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David Burr Gerrard Talks with Maxwell Neely-Cohen about The Epiphany Machine

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 | 3,325 views

David Burr Gerrard reads THE EPIPHANY MACHINE at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn

David Burr Gerrard discusses The Epiphany Machine, why he doesn’t have tattoos and generational conflict.

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