Project of the Day—The Los Angeles Review of Books is one of our favorite places to read about books (we read a lot about books), so it’s only natural that we’d be excited to see a publication featuring the writing of LARB’s interns. Think of it as them showing what they learned, or just think of it as a bunch of interesting writing on interesting subjects like David Lynch’s Los Angeles, which can’t ever be explored enough.
E. B. White's original illustrated manuscript for Charlotte’s Web, published on this day in 1952.
Hey NYC! Stephen Elliott is hosting a shindig in Brooklyn for his Kickstarter backers and he really wants you to come. Back his new film, Happy Baby, for as little as a buck and enjoy this evening of literary hijinxs, oddball jams, and Eugene Mirman at his hilarious best.
I am humbled to be somehow (impossibly!) sharing the stage this Thursday evening with: Mike Doughty, Starlee Kine, Eugene Mirman, Jami Attenberg, Kflay, Stephen Elliott and Melissa Febos, whom I’ll be interviewing for a live edition of my Rumpus column, “Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me.”
It’s a fundraiser for Stephen Elliott’s indie film endeavor, turning his novel Happy Baby into a movie. Contribute as little as $1 to his Kickstarter, and you can attend! (Although the suggested donation is $20. But no pressure…) It’s at 8 at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg.
It’s going to be a great event, and an even greater movie. Please come! And bring friends!
Litographs are unabridged books transformed into new forms.
Born from a simple love of reading, the creator’s Kickstarter project will convert any texts available in the public domain into photographs or designs of the backer’s choosing. These T-shirts are his first four designs — the fifth design is up to you.
Great authors inspire us, but what about the stories that inspire them? Electric Literature’s new digital fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, will tell us. They’ll publish one story each week, chosen by themselves, an established author or an indie publisher. Best of all? It will be completely free. (And if you love what you read, they’ll let you buy it directly from the publisher.) It’s literature everybody can love: writer and reader, alike. We love that! So it’s our Project of the Day. (P.S. Make sure to check out their single sentence animation series. Oh, whimsy!)
The Poetry Project’s effort to make the entire archive of Public Access Poetry actually accessible to the public is now on Kickstarter
Their archive includes the likes of Eileen Myles and Arthur Russell! This project is kind of the best.