Writing desk here at the MacDowell Colony. ✨
Home stretch of Julie Buntin's dazzling MARLENA, though I never want it to end! Fun fact: if one collected my "bookmarks" through the years they'd have a whole catalogue of my life -- plane tickets, letters, leaves, movie stubs, spent scratch offs, petals, takeout menus, anything goes. What do you use?
Last night's @RedInkSeries panel on the body, hosted by @michele Filgate. Phenomenal minds coming together to discuss trauma, zen writing, the body as interface, ghosts, and more. Book Court as backdrop - what could be better? #getindie #eileenmyles #alexandrakleeman #porochistakhakpour #annamarch #ruthozeki
Just saw the film AUTHOR: The JT LeRoy story. This author "hoax" is still unbelievably fascinating to me all these years later. What do you think? Is Laura Albert a criminal and fraud, an artist, all of the above?
Ok, Litizens. I bought this signed Raymond Carver book ten years ago and have never been able to make out the inscription. It kills me! Anyone?
“Here‘s the thing,” he said. “Your mama‘s dead. And you‘re forty years old. And I have a warrant out for my arrest. And I am addicted to getting tattoos. And our air conditioner‘s broke. And you are drunk every day. And all I ever want to do is fight and go swimming. [...] And honest to God, you got big tits but you make a real shitty muse. And we are in Beaumont, Texas.”
I said, These are minor setbacks on the road to glory.
(I ❤️ Amelia Gray)
Every reader and writer is going to fall in love with this gorgeous edition of PLOTTO, "master book of all plots," coming this November from @Tin_House books. It's this nerd's new favorite go-to
Hey Litizens! I'm interested in reading more personal essays and narrative #nonfiction. Can anyone recommend some favorites? As a reference, my favorite essay collection is Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of my Youth. Thanks in advance!
I feel really solid about my obsession with Leopoldine Core's writing. Thank you @penguinrandomhouse !!
Why is May 25 full of such magical grit? It's my father's + Raymond Carver's birthday!
Read: a moving birthday tribute to Ray by his brother James (pictured above)
Here at the Out of Print/Litsy office, we are all about THE GIRLS by Emma Cline. Don't forget to like, comment, or stack from the @Litsy post for a chance to win an advanced copy! @penguinrandomhouse
Most anticipated book, maybe ever. @RowanHisayo
"There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.”
6 months without my father and this Annie Proulx line, like so many of her lines, is hugging me like "I know."
When the perfectly placed flash-forward destroys you.
Highlight of my week: Tuesday night classes @ Jazz at Lincoln Center. This term I'm taking Billie Holiday and the Swing song tradition. Excited to finally read this memoir'ish, fiction'ish account.
Lately I've been waking up hours before work to get my reading and writing done in the Nomad library. This morning I devoured a pot of tea and this beauty. Worth the earlier alarm!