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Pulitzer & Nat'l Book Award finalist & winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal for THE GREAT BELIEVERS. Artistic Director at @storystudio. She/her/your highness. ITMFA

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My @nugradwriting pedagogy students are presenting a free weekend of writing classes! (You can take up to five.) Th… https://t.co/e83HLWlBddWhat's the difference between satire and parody? In "Writing Humor" on 12/4, @writeclubrules will break down the ta… https://t.co/6BpSnivb15
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11/20
2019
@KristinZiemke @artsclubchicago @ncte 🧡There's still time to bid on a personalized holiday postcard from @rebeccamakkai, author of the acclaimed 2018 nove… https://t.co/oDthUsafe3
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiI've been feeling super bored and antsy and was like, maybe I should learn Italian or witchcraft or something, and… https://t.co/Yk5euxwqS1This was fun! I got v political in a church! https://t.co/VCp3YYT9yCIs it too much to ask that people name their children in alphabetical order?
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11/19
2019
i feel like if you can prove you got below a C in high school chemistry you should be able to bring big liquids in your airplane carry on
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiLoooooooooook! https://t.co/swHfPaoXdP @rebeccamakkai's 2018 novel "The Great Believers" was hailed by many as an instant classic. Bid on a personalized p… https://t.co/p0WxlAqwmN
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @HeyBDub (sorry, that was unhelpful. had to click the search page. BUT when I do it's already set to Google. Which… https://t.co/fSf65EfzUXOkay, it's FIXED on Chrome, hallelujah. But I'd love to fix it in Safari too... @HeyBDub This is what I get... https://t.co/gzqezNqzpMRight-clicking in the Safari URL window doesn't give me the option to edit my search engine at all.Okay, so right-clicking in the window in Chrome lets me edit my search engine, BUT here's what happens. It won't le… https://t.co/j4qM7aNjls @DroughtIsOver Thanks -- yeah, I checked my settings; I think I likely have a bug :/A computer question: My default search engine AND homepage are Google (on both Safari and Chrome) but lately if I t… https://t.co/Rg9RUFTtfoHaven't been able to put down @rebeccamakkai's "The Great Believers" all weekend, and now can't stop thinking about… https://t.co/KbeeW8zpCQ
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @sam__fields 🧡 @DennisAbrams2 Ive felt the same way for years. Regardless of who benefits, it’s a ridiculous system.
11/18
2019
My @nugradwriting students are hosting a weekend of FREE writing workshops for the public next weekend. Please come… https://t.co/PTHFypROZB @lisapeet1 She looks MIGHTY proud of herself.(I know it's not literally decided by Iowa; but letting two of our whitest, most rural states go first is bananas.… https://t.co/WBbChKpIoq @ThrityUmrigar 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡Iowa should not decide our candidate. Iowa should not decide our candidate. Iowa should not decide our candidate.… https://t.co/ioMOdF3WCvThis. Can you imagine a woman with the same credentials getting this far? https://t.co/BhDHWIjxPzBid on my postcard so I don’t lose this definitely-not-a-popularity-contest pleeeeeeze https://t.co/tW4bUMYYBg @ibwrites https://t.co/lOh79yxcy3 @ibwrites Wait, can I set you up???? @eieio1234 I love that whole building! @JenJaDi @suzannecorcoran @vanessa_hua 😮 @MikelS75 Do you put butter in there first? @laurakmoretz 🧡 @brendanbeirne Me toooooooo! @PeterMountford 😤 @MauriceRuffin Tbc I knew the main thing, but I’d forgotten the FIL’s involvement @MauriceRuffin As one does.... 🙄 @MauriceRuffin 😵 @JAFoleyNWside Ooh, this is good intel @lniese 😍 @j1M1LL3R Ooh, I’ve been there! @weaverdoug 😂 @JAFoleyNWside I always want to ask for extra dirty but then I worry the server will think I’m flirting @ThrityUmrigar 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 @MikelS75 Wait, WHUT how
11/17
2019
@Delta @GarthGreenwell 😂😂😂🙌🏻 https://t.co/FM2uExedso @vanessa_hua Ooh... tell me more. Why is it better than just, like, a blender? @joewmaine Why tweet this at me??? @matty_zaddy Seconded!Recommend your favorite thing to me. Any category.
11/16
2019
This is incredibly lovely. I love all the random penguins and their support. https://t.co/iEukcnExXMHey Cleveland! I'll be in Rocky River tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon to talk about The Great Believers. Please join… https://t.co/Gl4OqJayoUI can’t watch directly (too nervous) so I’m going off everyone’s twitter reactions to the hearing. You’re making it… https://t.co/FvCvKXe0RyBIG literary weekend! TONIGHT @EmilyMandel @NEOMFA https://t.co/hZM5NfVYPN TOMORROW @rebeccamakkai @RRPLhttps://t.co/1LAKnreIWY
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @adamm0rgan Like, getting them to work in locks. That part.I only just tonight put together, thanks to @sarahjeong, that *both* science fiction and computer programming were… https://t.co/b0MOGCF1wt
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @miss_speech @WendyMolyneux Same. Like... I’m 50/50 on this @jeremyashley Mercury is just about communication, not haircuts! You should be fine!! @FlorenceMcC 🧡🧡🧡Thank you so much! Word of mouth is so incredibly helpful...Three more... https://t.co/ySVpsV4fjBThe Instagram account @wordstoyourmother has been doing fan art of The Great Believers, and it makes me so happy. https://t.co/lerGMBu5Jm @bookisloadedgun I started a laundry limbo basket in my bathroom. It’s where the jeans, sweaters, bras etc that can be reworn go!Personalized postcards from your favorite authors make unique gifts for literature-lovers. Bid on one from… https://t.co/sVoT0A90h8
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @ElizabethAnneF Same!!!It’s true!!! https://t.co/tROSbn1XIC @rsblock Definitely. It’s usually coffee for me.Want to release your creativity through writing? In Maria Villarreal's "Catch and Release: a Yoga and Writing Works… https://t.co/1WbQgN6Xmp
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiAlso: volume estimation. Like, how much rice will fit in what Tupperware. A toddler would do better. @selina3sticks What I really meant was pumps. Soap pumps, lotion pumps. I break them all. @hoosusannah No, sadly I mean regular soap pumps, or lotion pumps, or anything with a pump. It works for me like th… https://t.co/4AceVWzFec @rapscallison Wait, is it the puff of air one? I have NEVER been able to do that.What are some things you're exceptionally bad at? My list includes volleyball, keys, and soap dispensers.
11/15
2019
Oh this is so lovely! It’s for “mid-career” writers, so, like... somewhere partway down the football field from tha… https://t.co/NYM4ZkZW3v
11/14
2019
That dagger tho 🙄 https://t.co/B3bakCzlkfI legit thought this was a still from The Office https://t.co/VEzSwGGJPbChicago! Join us tonight at 7 for a conversation with @laraprescott & @rebeccamakkai about Lara’s debut novel THE S… https://t.co/ZdBvHkdKQw
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiI just tried to make air quotes with mittens on, and let me tell you: no.Big fan of @rebeccamakkai's standout 2018 novel "The Great Believers?" Bid for a personalized postcard from the acc… https://t.co/qvYv18v9jm
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiCalendar / #FeministAgenda: 6p Dangerous Beauty Project @MorgansonFulton 7p @laraprescott @rebeccamakkai @wcfbookhttps://t.co/U8ZeE9D60X
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiChicagoans! Hope to see you at this event tonight, where I'll be chatting with THE @rebeccamakkai at @wcfbook! https://t.co/uHi5dFRfNt
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiSO MANY amazing authors here! #SusanChoi @lsjamison @LailaLalami @Urrealism @viet_t_nguyen @ValeriaLuisellihttps://t.co/6tfSzMbrJn
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiYou’re literally describing prejudice against women https://t.co/MnBeVqWCaY
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiEvery morning as we finish our showers, the dog whines outside the door. It is so she can come in and drink shower… https://t.co/uMCxEJvnza
11/13
2019
@rebeccamakkai's "The Great Believers" was a standout on the literary scene last year. Bid for a personalized postc… https://t.co/t0hluH49hg
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @jeremyashley I’ve been thinking about it all day and filling in the storyOkay I've watched the Renault commercial five times now, please just take all my money @rebeccamakkai I imagine she would get bored with teeth eventually and move on to skulls.
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiWhat if the Tooth Fairy existed? Wouldn’t that be THE MOST TERRIFYING THING @annmariek_h @laurenspieller 🧡🧡🧡 @MultiHarphonic 🧡🧡🧡
11/12
2019
.@united just got me safely to a snowy ORD. I know they’re not perfect, but I kind of love them. @TheEvilWitches It’s just so much chewing.This was SO. FUN. 8💚2 https://t.co/RlHGgF0Jsl*whispers* you can buy books from indie bookstores many indie bookstores even SHIP BOOKS to WHERE YOU LIVE just s… https://t.co/G815jCvGIq
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiThe perfect pairing with cold & snow? An Open Bar at The 4th Annual CHIRBy Awards! All tickets include local craft… https://t.co/i2vvG9LEEa
Retweeted by Rebecca Makkai @capthss @BasuAshis I mean, a billion cents would be ten million dollars, so idk. Someone could earn a million doll… https://t.co/6Rc5FogbnjPlanning on attending the 2019 @ChicagoRevBooks Awards on 12/6 but also looking to spend a few days at @Ragdale wit… https://t.co/zDu9KJaJlE
Retweeted by Rebecca MakkaiNo one ever earned a billion dollars.
11/11
2019
@LucasWMann Alice Munro’s for years (like, recent years) was “Alice Munro’s stories appear in The New Yorker and the Paris Review.”
11/10
2019

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