News & Events

 

9-9-16 – The Huffington Post lists Ball on “Your Ultimate Feminist Back-to-School Reading List” 

– 2-5-2016 – “How To Be A Slut: The Choice and Priorities of a Promiscuous Woman, and No, You Do Not Complete Me,” essay excerpt from Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies, Electric Literature

2-2-2016 – Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies, wins the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award for Best Creative Nonfiction

– 1-31-2016 – “‘Too Stupid To Be C*nts': The New Normal of Toxic Male Entitlement on Campus,” essay, on Salon

– 1-27-2016 – reading with Robert Olen Butler at SOMOS, Taos

– 1-26-2016 – BALL selected by O, The Oprah Magazine, in “16 Books to Start 2016 Right!”

– 1-21-2016 – reading with Matt Bell at Changing Hands, Tempe

– 1-06-2016 – “Wild Women” – interview in The Los Angeles Review of Books

– 1-2016 – “If My Book, BALL Were…” on MonkeyBicycle

1-2016 – BALL is one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now!” in the January O. The Oprah Magazine

– 12-14-2015 – BALL is one of Electric Literature‘s “Top Story Collections of 2015″

– 11-15-2015 – reading at Skylight Books, Los Angeles

– 11-11-2015 – “Tara Ison Knows How to Make You Squirm For a Purpose”: BALL reviewed in Las Vegas Weekly

– 11-11-2015 – “Boundaries of Choice”: Slant Magazine reviews BALL

11-10-2015 – BALL selected by Publishers Weekly as “Review of the Day”!

– 11-9-2015 – “deeply intense and crushing…be prepared to become obsessed.” BALL selected by HelloGiggles as “One of the New Books You Need to Read This November!”

– 11-9-2015 – BALL selected for Publishers Weekly Picks: Books of the Week

– 11-05-2015 – BALL featured in “6 Books You Need to Read This November” in Los Angeles Magazine

– 11-3-2015 – “Mental and Emotional Pretzel-Twisting: an Interview with Tara Ison,” Electric Literature

– 11-2016 – “with her expert writing and willingness to push boundaries, the grotesqueness and horrors are bearable, even beautiful” – BALL reviewed in Marie-Claire

– 10-28-2015 – “Ball,” the story, is featured in Electric Literature as “Recommended Reading,” recommended by Rick Moody

– 10-31-2015 – “Finding The Story, Finding The Form” panel, with Peter Turchi and Michael Martone,  at NonfictioNow Conference, Flagstaff

– 10-23-2015 – “How We Learn To Live, Love, and Die at the Movies“: reading and discussion, Mod Phoenix, 7 pm

– 9-25-2015 – “How Not To Lose Your Virginity”: presenting Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles

– 9-7-2015 – Starred review of Ball in Publishers Weekly

– 8-9-2015 – Ball reviewed in Kirkus: “Elegant, creepy short stories with a horror film sensibility…. Freaky, nasty, highly original and unforgettable”

– 6/30/15 – Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference, Keynote and “The Art of Dialogue”

– 6/14/15 – Reading at The Roar Shack, LA

– 6/13/15 – Reading at Dirty Laundry Lit, LA

– 5/13/15 – Interview with Christi Craig

– 4/17-19/15 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Panel: “Frame by Frame” 

– 3/14-15/15 – Tucson Festival of Books! Panels: “Elasticity Can Give Nonfiction Bounce,” and “Movies and Now Books”  

– 3/9/15 – Reading at the Narrow Chimney Reading Series, Flagstaff, AZ

– 2/26/15 – Reading with Pete Turchi at Peregrine Book Company, Prescott, AZ

– 2/24/15 – Reading with Pete Turchi at Changing Hands, Tempe, AZ

– 2/19/15 – Interview with Fourth and Sycamore

– 2/10/15 – Interview with Book Circle Online

– 2/8/15 – an excerpt from “How to Lose Your Virginity” on Salon.com

– 2/7/15 – Pub party for REELING THOUGH LIFE at Skylight Books, LA, 5pm

– 2/3/15 – Excerpt from “How to go Crazy: Electroshock, Beautiful Minds, and that Nasty Pit of Snakes” on The Manifest-Station

– 2/28/15 – Interview with Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

– 1/31/15 – Interview for Authorlink

– 1/30/15 – Reeling Through Life named Editor’s Choice in The Chicago Tribune

– 1/22/15 – Reading at Newtonville Books, Newton, MA, 7 pm

– 1/16/15 – Reading at Diesel Books, Oakland, CA, 6:30 pm

– 1/16/15 – “Books by Tara Ison’s Bed” from We Wanted to be Writers

– 1/15/15 – Reading at Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA, 7 pm

– 1/14/15 – Interview with The Black Maria

– 1/14/15 – Reading at Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA, 7 pm

– 1/13/15 – Interview with Hallie Ephron for Jungle Red Writers. 

– 1/11/15 – Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies is one of February 2015 O Magazine’s “Ten Titles to Pick up Now!”

– 9/16/13 – Reading at Changing Hands bookstore, Tempe, AZ – 7 pm

– 8/2/13 – Reading at Women & Children First bookstore, Chicago – 7 pm

– 7/14/13 – Short Fiction Series at the Federal Bar, North Hollwyood, CA – “Ball: A Night of Short Fiction by Tara Ison” – 7 pm. Buy tix now!

– 6/27/13 – Reading at Books, Inc., Berkeley

– 6/1 through 6/15 – Goodreads Author Q&A and Book Giveaway for Rockaway

– 5/30/13 – Book signing for Rockaway, at Book Expo America 2013, 3-4 pm

– 5/27/13 – Reading at KGB Bar in New York City, 7 pm

– 4/21/13 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Panelist: “Novel Narrators” – 12 noon

– Rockaway, a novel, will be published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press in June 2013

– A Child out of Alcatraz is now available as an ebook on all formats, from Foreverland Press

– Ball, a short story collection, will be published by Red Hen Press in Fall 2015

– AWP 2013, Boston, MA – Panelist: “Taking Back The Creative Capstone”

– 2/1/13 – Reading at Literary Southwest, Yavapi College, Prescott, AZ – 7:30

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