In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Victoria Chang and Carmen Boullosa, talking with the Chicago Underground Quartet, and more.
To be a part of the literary community over the last few weeks has involved seeing months’ worth of events rescheduled, canceled, or shifted online. In some cases, this has been due to precautions taken to prevent coronavirus infection; in others, it’s due to writers canceling book tours. The Loft’s Wordplay Festival is shifting from an in-person event to one that will take place in a host of online spaces, for instance. As writers, publishers, and event planners look out at this shifting landscape, a host of questions come to mind. If events aren’t feasible right now, are there alternatives? Are live-streamed readings and discussions the new normal when it comes to literary events? Is there a way to capture that same sense of community that the best literary events held in a physical space can accomplish?
Afternoon Bites: Lucy Ellmann, Susan Choi Interviewed, Lisa Hanawalt, Shane Jesse Christmass’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a literary award for Lucy Ellmann, an interview with Susan Choi, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist by Augustus Rose, interviews with Deb Olin Unferth and William Gibson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Jean Stein, Literary Debutantes, Early Riser Interviewed, William Gibson, and More
In our afternoon reading: Paula Mejia on the writings of Jean Stein, a report from the One Story Debutante Ball, and much more.
Morning Bites: William Gibson, O. Henry Prize Stories, “Lady Dynamite,” Times Square Audio Installation, and More
In our morning reading: William Gibson’s comics debut, notes on the O. Henry Prize stories, and more.
Morning Bites: Szilvia Molnar, Tournament of Books Shortlist, Jeff VanderMeer Fiction, Robin Coste Lewis Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Szilvia Molnar and Robin Coste Lewis, new fiction from Jeff VanderMeer, new nonfiction from Amanda Petrusich, and more.
Morning Bites: Eileen Myles, William Gibson and EMA Conversed, Laurie Anderson Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Alexander Chee interviewed Eileen Myles, EMA interviewed William Gibson, music for sleeping, and more.