Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Rumpus Jump-Off Contest

In honor of one of the featured writers at the Rumpus's NYC event on April 6 (see below), The Rumpus is holding a short fiction contest that will give winners a chance to read on stage along with Sam Lipsyte.

The one hitch is that writers need to use a sentence from Lipsyte's latest novel, The Ask, as a jump off point for their pieces and keep their verbal acrobatics to 300 words or less. No fee and no limit to the amount of entries you can submit.

The deadline is April 5 at 12:00 noon.

For more details, go here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Night Together - April 6

The Rumpus, Tinhouse and Flavorpill Present

Featuring Authors: Sam Lipsyte, Colson Whitehead, and Lorelei Lee

This American Life's Starlee Kine

Comedians Michael Showalter and Dave Hill

and music by Jeffrey Lewis and Alina Simone

Doors 6pm, Show at 8pm

April 6 at the Highline Ballroom
$10 advance, $12 at the door

Friday, March 5, 2010

Resident Bohemians

Life at the Hotel Chelsea

This week at the Rumpus, in celebration of Armory week and the various art fairs and exhibits going on around New York City, we're featuring a series on the storied artists, writers and filmmakers who lived there for a time. Edie Sedgwick, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen were up this week. Next week will be a new line-up including current resident bohemians.