"I write books and either people read them or they don’t read them. The rise of Facebook or e-books doesn’t change the difficulty level of writing sentences and thinking up new ideas."
Damn, HORN! REVIEWS are never not amazing. (via HORN! REVIEWS: The Lola Quartet - The Rumpus.net)
"He asked me if I had purchased anything for the sole purpose of writing better. I thought, yes: there were those too-high-for-me-heels I bought from Aldo because I am never wearing heels, but my new character is always wearing heels. There was that time I drank German beer while trying to write about people drinking in Germany. When I bought a shitload of fennel because one of my characters ate it a lot. But none of this sounded very professional; I couldn’t bring myself to say, “Yes, Stanley, a shitload of fennel."
Read it all, duh.
In the end, the mood was celebratory, and surprisingly wide-ranging; it was the sort of night in which quotes from Tranströmer and — oddly — Donald Rumsfeld could sit beside blissful pop and irreverent references to plastic flamingos. (via Tobias Carroll, Housing Works Hosts “A Wild Night” With Sugar | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
Still thinking about how amazing Monday night was.
TONIGHT! We will close at 5:30PM to set up; doors will open at 6:30PM; show starts at 7PM; official afterparty at Botanica Bar at 9PM.
Note: The event is very much sold out; we will not have any tickets available at the door.
Poster illustration and design by the super-talented and available for hire Andrea Sparacio.
Tonight! Free! YES free because we just love you that much. 7PM. The Rumpus and Housing Works Present: Letters In The Mail. A Celebration of Printed Correspondence
Featuring so much awesome I had to put it in a bulleted list:
- Stephen Elliott
- Jonathan Ames
- Emily Gould
- Tao Lin
- Marie Calloway
- Michelle Orange
- Ariana Reines
- Music by Alina Simone
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so get here early, grab a sandwich and a beer from the cafe and read a book or something crazy like that.
Stuff We like
“Logan is not just broody and slightly rude/chip on his shoulder, he is a TOTAL PSYCHOTIC ASSHOLE in...”
“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”