Magazine Articles Tagged With reading venues

Baltimore

by Jen Michalski

City Guides

Online Only, posted 4.8.13

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

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Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar Turns Fifty, Adam Mansbach's Book Tour Report, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.17.13

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is two hundred, and to celebrate, the BBC will recreate the Netherfield Ball; the Library of Congress has archived billions of tweets posted on Twitter since 2010; Joshua Mehigan contributed a poem for analysis by lyric-parsing website Rap Genius; and other news.

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Making David Sedaris Laugh: Lessons Learned on the Book Tour

by Chuck Palahniuk

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.17.12

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Best-selling novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes about the successes and failures of the often exhausting, but always necessary author book tour.

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Portland, Maine

by Ron Currie Jr.

City Guides

Online Only, posted 3.20.12

On his writers tour of Portland, Maine, award-winning author Ron Currie Jr. sets out to "dispel the persistent notion that Maine is intellectually DOA" by showcasing the city's thriving literary scene.

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Austin, Texas

by Oscar Casares

City Guides

Posted 10.19.11

From the long-standing tradition of the Texas Book Festival to the offbeat O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, acclaimed author Oscar Casares highlights a range of literary happenings and haunts in Austin, a city that pledges to keep it weird.

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New York City

by T Cooper

City Guides

Online Only, posted 8.22.11

From newly established bookstores such as McNally Jackson Books in SoHo to long-time forums such as the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church on the Lower East Side, T Cooper, author, most recently, of The Beaufort Diaries, visits his favorite places to research, revise, and read in New York City.

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Los Angeles

by Carolyn Kellogg

City Guides

Online Only, posted 7.18.11

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From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.

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Boston

by Ifeanyi Menkiti

City Guides

Online Only, posted 7.18.11

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The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.

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Chicago

by Zach Dodson

City Guides

Online Only, posted 7.18.11

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Zach Dodson, cofounder of Featherproof Books, an independent publisher of fiction based in Chicago, takes us on a down and dirty tour of some of Chicago's most popular reading venues, with a few stopovers along the way.

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Portland, Oregon

by Lee Montgomery

City Guides

Online Only, posted 7.18.11

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Lee Montgomery, associate publisher and editorial director of Tin House Books, moved to Portland, Oregon, twelve years ago but never meant to stay. It was a charming Victorian house, the rain and clouds, and the energy of the places featured in this guide that compelled the writer in her to hunker down and take advantage of a city brimming with literary offerings.

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