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Writer. Lez. Enneagram type 6. she/her. My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, @TinHouse, Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in nonfiction

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@Book_Fight The Sun Also Rises
10/22
2020
Hi! @UNCWCRW is hosting FREE Writers’ Week in just two weeks! Guests include: @aimeenez, @silasdhouse,… https://t.co/xyyMFmeiPL
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10/21
2020
Also, hats off to commenter Jill on this cookie recipe: “I love to eat the dough raw but this was just so-so.”My girlfriend has decided to read The Magic Mountain for the first time during a global pandemic, and its a delight.
10/18
2020
@skunkorama Ohhhh a VEST!!!
10/16
2020
@yashwinacanter @lauruhboocherry contemplating one of those t-shirts with a tux on it @Kristen_Arnett @mollytempleton I'm on board, where do we find formal shorts though?Hi, I know there are many problems to solve in this world, but what does a lesbian wear to a black tie Zoom event?
10/15
2020
@susannadonato Thank you!! @elizmccracken @secondshelfbks I can relate, our Gary has an anxious disposition.
10/7
2020
@elizmccracken @secondshelfbks Thank you, Elizabeth! Hope your cat is doing better. @imkatieavila 🤯 @KatelinKelly @alizscott Thanks, Katelin! Love a face-morphing vibe. @LafayetteCrump Awww thank you Laf! @lucekel Thank you, Kelly! @ElissaSchappell @Tin_House @skunkorama Thank you so much <3 @mollytempleton Thank you just trying not to throw up over here! @yashwinacanter 😂🤣🥳🥴🤮Wait, WHAT https://t.co/yBDdc8DYgy
10/6
2020
@thismaya Thank you, Maya!! @TonyDPerez @skunkorama @MasieCochran Thanks, Tony! @skunkorama Perfect 2020 combo! @AdeenaR The fro shoCelebrating at high altitude which means two (TWO!) glasses of champagne and I am...wasted. 🥂 @jakobvala Thanks, Jakob! <3
9/18
2020
@robspillman @skunkorama Thanks, Rob! @ElissaSchappell @Tin_House @nationalbook @skunkorama Thank you, @ElissaSchappell 🎉 @DrLourdesD Thank you! <3 @Rene_Raphael Thank you! @mollytempleton WHATLearn more about the ten Longlisted #NBAwards Nonfiction books and their authors on our website https://t.co/x8XrGYxhJ3
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandWhat on EARTH https://t.co/2PGyFeviRs
9/17
2020
@mollytempleton This is not the right genre but have you read Caliban and the Witch? I just did and now I can't sto… https://t.co/tD1sG7KKXz
9/16
2020
Cutting my bangs is a lot like revising an essay, in that it’s hard to know when to stop cutting.
9/10
2020
Tonight, at long last, I talk with writing hero Natalie Goldberg! 6 pm MT, zoom zoom zoom. https://t.co/FaizWzLXlt https://t.co/GsfyTnJXA7
8/27
2020
Lemme know when y’all ready to discuss the genius of Michaela Coel
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8/26
2020
@seankellyr Her what?!
8/24
2020
This summer feels a lot like being drunk and trapped on an island with a pack of feral children. Only the children… https://t.co/Ob7Zp8bDNA
8/23
2020
Coming up next week, we are so excited about this conversation between @jennshapland, author of My Autobiography of… https://t.co/27HMfavp4C
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8/21
2020
@frumpenberg NAH
8/11
2020
Over at @fullstopmag, @jennshapland's My Autobiography of Carson McCullers "shows us what kind of knowledge product… https://t.co/WvBjma1UeB
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8/7
2020
The Gerbra, about a hybrid giraffe-zebra named Molly, after my childhood best friend. Second grade maybe? https://t.co/K2d0om0ndw
7/29
2020
@seankellyr Thank you! <3Sometimes I receive very kind emails, like the one that included this sentence: "If we can read history another way… https://t.co/0GTdWBW6up
7/27
2020
I work for a somewhat famous artist in NM. Today, for the first time, I will be answering their fan mail. 💌
7/21
2020
Finally https://t.co/ZoEI5ulP2S
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7/18
2020
Academia: where racism and sexual misconduct go hand in hand. Thanks for writing this, Carolyn Davis. https://t.co/iVwqGDwLDM
7/17
2020
Last night, this year's #THWW faculty readings got off to such a splendid start! This summer's faculty reading seri… https://t.co/M2OmOAqybQ
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7/14
2020
If I can't eat tomatoes or strawberries without getting a migraine, you can wear a goddamn mask.so if trump and betsy are forcing schools to open in the fall we are all prepared to support TEACHERS GOING ON STRIKE YEAH?
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7/13
2020
@mollytempleton I'm in, the world needs to get to know my cats live!
7/11
2020
Three spots left in my workshop on Autobiography and Autofiction July 25th, just sayin! https://t.co/KJUKr84KwX
7/8
2020
Today was a huge win for our indigenous brothers and sisters fighting the #DakotaAccess pipeline. Our land is sacre… https://t.co/PKYJe1vv6q
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandI just watched Shirley and now I'd like to submit my request for an additional T in LGBTQ (stands for THWARTED LESBIANS).
7/6
2020
Tweeted from unceded Tewa landIdk about you but I think America doesn't deserve a birthday party this year (or honestly any year)
7/3
2020
Interviewer: Is there anything else from McCullers’s clothing collection that really stood out to you? Yours truly… https://t.co/hgGjowllRg
6/30
2020
Too bad we can't all go and snoop in person, though...Looking forward to a chat with the folks at Edith Wharton's house this afternoon. Join us if you can. https://t.co/IBI4kSzZRv
6/29
2020
"The unitard is a portal to existing only and fully inside myself." @jennshapland https://t.co/cq8buCJqH4
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6/27
2020
@mollytempleton He’s so rude! Must have sensed an audience.
6/26
2020
Tonight! Catch @jennshapland in conversation with @alexanderchee and Dustin Schell, hosted by @stillnorthbooks https://t.co/RUFgMN4GjX
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6/25
2020
Tomorrow, you can catch me in conversation with @alexanderchee and Dustin Schell for the Still Queer Reading Serie… https://t.co/PAoVoJA8EC
6/24
2020
at least there’s this https://t.co/qCG3vPM3tl
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandUnitards are all purpose, writes @jennshapland. "To wear my one-piece suit is to inhabit my body fully, in a way th… https://t.co/QPkvkBlzIa
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6/23
2020
I wrote about my favorite article of clothing for @GuernicaMag https://t.co/IuoGel3EIl
6/22
2020
Talking with the Toronto Public Library about Carson, allyship, and what we can still learn from McCullers' writing… https://t.co/YcSd60fbLaShe also hated gays, just FYI! #pickadifferentsouthernwriter https://t.co/kfsZ60a2vp?
6/17
2020
It’s Tuesday, you know what that means: T - arrest U - the E - cops S - who D - killed A - Breonna Y - Taylor
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6/9
2020
Queer books for the queerest month! You'll never guess what I learned about the author of my queer root, The Boxcar… https://t.co/Z33WrzCSpd
6/8
2020
Saeed Jones: "it feels like the future is already lying about the past." https://t.co/iVyCLKg5v2Where do Ace Hardware lesbians fall on the political spectrum? https://t.co/iiSpDzsRGd
6/6
2020
Santa Fe folks, sign this petition asking city council and Mayor Webber to support #BlackLivesMatter — defund the p… https://t.co/gJ8mniFzp7
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandThe Met has never performed the work of a Black Composer. https://t.co/fbcBtpN4qM
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6/3
2020
@lolaleviathan Pregnancy is the problem!Holy COW https://t.co/DloSzDPiAOThanks, Russell! https://t.co/NVr6zi67DM
5/27
2020
Well doodle doo! Thanks, @NewYorker, for calling My Autobiography, "an unpretentious, moving record of love at the… https://t.co/5BoSXzULs2
5/25
2020
@timothysanders Happy birthday, Tim! https://t.co/aS6yh9tLv8
5/21
2020
Thanks, @emmastraubhttps://t.co/UxzozL7kIs
5/13
2020
@AdeenaR Just checked my calendar and at 10am it says "stare out the window for awhile." @vincentscarpa @thismaya If Crystal Vortex is taken, will keep this in mind as a backup.
5/8
2020
Did you know? If you and your partner buy a house together, every form you sign will say, in all caps, UNMARRIED WOMEN IN JOINT TENANCY.
5/7
2020
My partner just saw me eating cookie dough from the freezer. No secrets in a pandemic.Take careless, Jenn
5/5
2020
@jakobvala Smells like the gay agenda to me.The fact that earrings are sold in pairs is homophobic. There, I said it.
5/2
2020
I'm leading a workshop on Life Writing from Autobiography to Autofiction at the Taos Writers Conference—and this ye… https://t.co/GPo4zkQnCA
4/28
2020
Oooh love all these messy bitches! https://t.co/FTccUpyTxn
4/24
2020
Lesbians: A Mood. https://t.co/IOwnUQAqGN
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4/23
2020
Some music recs from LGBTQ writers @LambdaLiterary, including @carmenmmachado, @heyteebs, and yrs truly! With undyi… https://t.co/9vyT5jr6e3
4/20
2020
I wrote about these beautiful memoirs on the sustaining power of art in our lives @latimes https://t.co/6mEErV3gIm https://t.co/u4VUrxG4Vg
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandA photo from the night I learned how strong a whiskey sour (or three) is in Mississippi! <3 Thanks, @lee_durkee and… https://t.co/RfPoT7j3WxOoh a nice list of innovative nonfiction, including @cathyparkhong and Harry Dodge and, kindly, My Autobiography of… https://t.co/65g8W8Lh8m
4/11
2020
Queer writers queering up your literary bios! @JessicaAFerri on Mark Doty's book on Walt Whitman & @jennshapland's… https://t.co/Enqx7uKcH8
Retweeted by Jenn ShaplandIn which I read you a fitting poem from bed 🛏🚰 https://t.co/7T0D3PLFVX
4/10
2020
PSA: Referring to a lesbian couple as "ladies" is actually the worst, especially if you are our a) landlord b) insu… https://t.co/MAUTO8kY0mUnfinished projects begun in the last four weeks: two sourdough starters (RIP Sally the First); buying our first ho… https://t.co/513v4yYPD3
4/9
2020
@elizmccracken The best thing I ever got Elliott was a kitten named Lou.
4/7
2020

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