November 30, 2015

Student Success

WILLIAM DEVERELL, who was in my Winter 2015 and Fall 2015 workshops, will be publishing his short story, “Evangel,” in  Exposition Review.

September 23, 2015

Interview with Rescue Press

I did an interview this week with Rescue Press, in which I talked about a book I love. Read the interview here.…

June 6, 2015

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Fall 2015

From September 27 – November 1, I will be teaching a fiction writing workshop in Mid-Wilshire. Class size is limited to ten. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. For enrollment information, click here. Or contact me at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.

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April 7, 2015

Welcome, international visitors

As of today, this site has had visitors from thirty-three countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Glad to hear from you.…

March 13, 2015

2015 Iowa Summer Writing Festival

From June 7 – June 14, I will be in Iowa City, teaching two fiction writing workshops. Check here for course descriptions, schedules, and more.…

November 20, 2014

Jewish Book Council

I am proud that a review of Last Word is up on the Jewish Book Council website.…

October 20, 2014

Fiction Writing Workshop in L.A.: Winter 2015

On Sunday evenings from February 15 – March 22, 2015, I will be teaching a fiction writing workshop in Mid-Wilshire. Class size is limited to ten students. For more information, contact me at jonathanblumort@gmail.com.

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September 8, 2014

Review of Prairie Lights reading

Here is a nice review of the reading I gave in June 2014 at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City.…

July 25, 2014

KCRW’s Bookworm Book Club

This summer, 2014, I am guest moderator on KCRW’s Bookworm Book Club on Facebook. Come join the conversation.…

May 11, 2014

2014 Iowa Summer Writing Festival

From June 15 – June 22, I will be in Iowa City, teaching two short story writing workshops. Check here for course descriptions, schedules, and more.…

May 2, 2014

SPD best seller (yet again!)

Last Word has been on the Small Press Distribution best-seller list for six consecutive months! It is #5 for the period covering March/April 2014.…

April 15, 2014

Iowa City reading

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7 p.m., I will be reading from Last Word at Prairie Lights Bookstore.

(Hear a recording of this reading here.)…

March 7, 2014

SPD best seller (again!)

Last Word is the #10 best-selling book of fiction on Small Press Distribution for the period covering January/February 2014.…

February 5, 2014

Atlanta reading

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7 p.m., I will be doing a reading and conversation at Crema Espresso Gourmet cafe in Dunwoody, GA.…

January 27, 2014

Bookworm on KCRW

On Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., I will be the guest on KCRW’s Bookworm with host Michael Silverblatt.…

January 20, 2014

Sun Sentinel

There is an article in today’s Sun Sentinel about my upcoming event at B’nai Aviv synagogue in Weston, FL.…

January 9, 2014

South Florida reading

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., I will be doing a public reading and conversation at B’nai Aviv synagogue in Weston, Florida.…

January 7, 2014

Huffington Post

There is an interview with me by Teddy Wayne on today’s Huffington Post.

January 3, 2014

SPD best seller

Last Word is the #8 best-selling book of fiction on Small Press Distribution for the period covering November/December 2013.…

December 23, 2013

Amazon.com

Last Word is now available at Amazon.com.…

December 8, 2013

Oakland reading

On Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m., I will be reading from Last Word at Book Zoo in Oakland, CA. (See flyer.)…

November 26, 2013

Iowa Public Radio

Last Word has just appeared on Iowa Public Radio’s 2013 Book Gift List.…

November 2, 2013

L.A. reading

On Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., I will be reading from Last Word at The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles with Central Valley singer-songwriter Frank Fairfield.…

October 31, 2013

Editor’s Pick

Today Last Word was named an Editor’s Pick at Newpages.com.…

October 14, 2013

Book release!

My novella, Last Wordpublished by Rescue Press, is now on sale. Copies are available from Small Press Distribution.…

September 28, 2013

Prairie Lights reading

I will be reading from Last Word at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City on Sunday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m.

(Hear a recording of this reading here with introduction by Stephen Lovely.)…