(The Daily Rumpus) A Temporary Farewell

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In less than four weeks, I leave for the Tin House Summer Workshop. I am excited, grateful, and terrified. I am also completely overwhelmed. There i

   

In less than four weeks, I leave for the Tin House Summer Workshop. I am excited, grateful, and terrified.

I am also completely overwhelmed.

There is a folder on my desktop staring at me, reminding me it’s holding eleven manuscripts I need to mark up and write evaluations of. Below that folder sits a file titled, “Angry Girl,” containing only the beginnings of my 2500-word essay on growing up angry and female in America. I’m rushing to get ahead of my Rumpus workload so I can finally take a break, after two years of never stopping, no breaks, not even for a day, and focus fully on my own writing while I’m at the workshop.

This is all to say that we’ll be taking a one-month hiatus from the newsletter. I will miss writing to you, but I promise to return with gusto and lots o’ literary gossip on Tuesday, July 17.

Before I say (a temporary) farewell, two bits of Rumpus news:

Keep the kids reading all summer with a special Letters for Kids giveaway! Through June 30, purchase a yearly Letters for Kids subscription and we’ll send you your own hardcover copy of When Parrots Speak signed by Linda Bozzo! Full details here. (Remember, our subscription programs—Book Club, Poetry Book Club, Letters in the Mail, and Letters for Kids—keep The Rumpus afloat, so you can give your favorite young readers the gift of reading and writing AND support us in one fell swoop.)

Our next Memoir Monday reading series event is less than a week away! Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together in a weekly newsletter and a monthly reading series. Our June installment features Jeannie Vanasco, Ash Sanders, Dara Lurie, and Porochista Khakpour. It’s going to be ah-may-zing! Plus, it’s free and there will be wine. Hope to see you there!

Love,
Marisa

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