Scenario: An editor opens her submissions queue and finds she’s received 600 unsolicited submissions this week. She looks at the middle school poster on her wall, it is of a unicorn with a pink main and tail and golden horn. She’s named the unicorn Unsolicited Submitter. She sighs then assigns the submissions to her readers. There are three of them. They are entry level staff volunteers whose jobs are to weed out the obvious declines and promote the maybes….
In this brilliantly rendered, LA Times Book Prize nominated debut collection, Sara Lippmann draws the reader into the intimate lives of characters seeking connection beyond their scripted worlds. She captures the beguiling transformation from child to adult with humor, heartache, and desperation. From grieving mothers to fathers adrift, old flames to restless teens, isolated characters in Doll Palace are united by conflicting desires and the private struggles of the heart. A girl ditches her innocence at a state fair. Strippers ponder love over a Brazilian wax. A father falls for a drug-addled babysitter. A mother ends a pregnancy. Doll Palace dwells in the harder-edged territories of human compassion, navigating the powerful, often unsettling ground rarely spoken of with awareness, care, and grace. Doll Palace is that rare collection that invites imitation but leaves a vast majority wondering how she did it.
On Tuesday night, fans, staff, and writers for The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review gathered at the KGB Bar in New York City …
April 5th, DC!
Cris Mazza’s new book, Something Wrong with Her, is a memoir about anorgasmia—the inability to have an orgasm. Research suggests that at least 75% of women cannot reach orgasms through vaginal intercourse, and upwards of 15% are completely anorgasmic. The surplus of contemporary sexual memoirs would have us believe otherwise. Something Wrong with Her is not a book about overcoming anorgasmia. Rather, it is a poignant memoir about a girl who didn’t feel the sexual awakenings she knew she was supposed to feel, and about the boy who loved her nonetheless.
Rae Bryant, the creator of, the Editor-In-Chief of, and the mastermind behind The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review shares the journal’s history, what she’s looking …
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Program, is pleased to announce our new Rue de Fleurus Salon and Reading Series. Our debut event will be on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at The Foundry Gallery off Dupont Circle. Our featured reader will be Rick Moody. Free and open to the public.
The Rue de Fleurus Salon and Reading Series with Rick Moody
The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, a Literary & Arts Journal Housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M. A. in Writing Program
is pleased to announce we will hold our Rue de Fleurus Salon at
1314 18th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036
(One Minute Walk from the DC Hopkins Campus off Dupont Circle)
Dupont Circle Map, Hopkins Campus, Foundry Gallery, Parking, Hotel, Local Eats
Free and open to the public, wine and light food will be served
Because Paul Rudd danced a special magic dance as Paris dressed as an astronaut with his magic hand wave in the air as if spreading love and fairy dust for Claire Danes dressed as an angel in Romero and Juliet, the good one, directed by Baz Luhrmann before he fucked up The Great Gatsby.
The Rue de Fleurus Salon and Reading Series takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s famous Paris residence where she conducted her expatriate salon including luminaries such as Fitzgerald, Joyce, Hemingway, Matisse and Picasso. Our inaugural event will be held at Johns Hopkins, featuring Rick Moody, Richard Peabody, Annie Terrazzo, Chas Schroeder, Kareem Rizk, Peter Cardamone, Dana Little and Rae Bryant.
Eckleburg’s Editor in Chief, Rae Bryant, will be the featured reader for Prose in Pubs this Sunday in Scranton, PA. Prior to the reading, she will be leading a small group writing workshop as part of the series. Come out. Have a beer. Listen to some words. You might even laugh a little.