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“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood a memoir by A. J. Albany has been adapted to a film starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Peter Dinklage, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, and Flea. Low Down, A. J. Albany’s fond memoir of a fractured childhood in the hot center of Hollywood’s 1960s noir jazz scene, [...]
We had scores of submissions, sent in from all over the world. The competition was stiff and all the stories memorable. A huge congratulations—and lots of great prizes—go out to our winner Pazit Cahlon! We also want to extend a hearty shout-out of praise to our first runner-up, Bill Gavula and our second runner-up, Megan Taylor! So, [...]
From Harriet Fasenfest’s A Householder’s Guide to the Universe comes this no-nonsense take on turkeys, Thanksgiving, and Holiday Hoo-Ha. Talking Turkey I Now you’d think, given all the work involved in putting up the quinces (quince paste this year), walnuts (we shelled and froze fifty pounds), and pig (at least the trim bag), that I would be [...]
An excerpt from Adam Braver’s novel, November 22, 1963
An excerpt from Adam Braver’s novel, November 22, 1963
Jakob Vala (Graphic Designer): Shirley Jackson must have disliked taking the bus as much as I do. In her world, public transportation is the domain of fitful dreaming, uncanny companions, and hallucination. The price of a ticket may very well be one’s sanity. In “The Bus,” which I think is one of Jackson’s most frightening tales, [...]
Complete Shirley Jackson’s Unfinished Story!
“So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you.” ― Shirley Jackson The author of six novels, more than one hundred short stories, and two memoirs, Shirley Jackson left a legacy that runs from the macabre to the madcap. She is a writer who is constantly referred to as underrated because [...]
This weekend is WORDSTOCK and we can’t wait to see you! Tin House will be at booth #801. Stop by to check out our latest titles and get a copy of the WILD issue! There will be tons of great stuff at the booth—cool giveaways, amazing prizes, rad tattoos, and…..The Tin House Wordstock Bingo Board! You can print out a copy or pick [...]
Greta Wrolstad (1981-2005) was a poet and vital presence in the M.F.A. program at The University of Montana, where she held a teaching assistantship in English and served as poetry co-editor of CutBank. Greta was my student. She was not only tremendously talented but at-home in herself, in ways that are utterly elusive to me. [...]
We hope you have enjoyed the Tin House Seminar: Maggie Nelson thus far. For those of you new to class, read a full description of the project. Last week, the seminar read The Red Parts: A Memoir and completed the second writing assignment. If you didn’t get a chance to read The Red Parts this week, these supplements will get [...]
In honor of Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr.’s birthday today (Happy 76th!), we wanted to share a few of our favorite pages of Zak Smith’s Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow. If you are in New York, catch Zak’s exhibit, MAXIMUM EVERYTHING ALWAYS, at Fredericks & Freiser, May 2- June 8.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the Tin House Seminar: Maggie Nelson thus far. For those of you just discovering this, please follow the link for a full description of the project. Last week, the seminar delved into Bluets. There was an amazing amount of user generated supplementary material added to the forum, well worth a look [...]
Spring delivers many a splendid thing (flowers, baseball, Don Draper), but for those us working on Thurman street, the change in season brings with it a new neighbor. Collaborating with our good friends at Portland State University’s graduate program in Creative Writing, we are pleased to welcome Joanna Klink as the 2013 Tin House Writer-in-Residence [...]
“Maggie Nelson refuses complacency and pushes further into the unknown.” —Annie Dillard
In October 2012, Tin House magazine poetry editor Matthew Dickman posted: “I want to ask if you will join me in a small, inexpensive, but possibly life-altering experiment. Over the next thirty days, let’s all buy a favorite book of poems and send it to someone who doesn’t usually read poems. This could be a [...]
If you’ll be in Boston for AWP, come help Tin House and Octopus Books celebrate a new collaborative poetry series as well as the release of several outstanding new titles. Have a drink with editors and authors from Tin House and Octopus, and listen to readings from: Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels [...]
Although we don’t start accepting applications until January 1st, we just couldn’t sit on our workshop lineup any longer. We are very excited to unveil your 2013 Tin House Writer’s Workshop Faculty All-Stars. Along with a few other surprises, you can find this talented, generous, and madcap group of writers July 14-21 at Reed College, [...]
Design Week Comes To Portland
Fall in Brooklyn means pigeons clad in back-to-school finery, Park Slope kids high on the scent of new pencils, and most of all, the Brooklyn Book Festival.