Writopia Lab Comes to Rockland County!

  We are incredibly excited to announce the first EVER series of Writopia workshops in Rockland county! Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space will offer workshops for ages 7-18. Workshops will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays after school, and Saturday afternoons. The full schedule is below. Please visit writopialab.org to register! We are listed with the Westchester/Fairfield programs.  About Writopia […]

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Triple Threat Author Panel–Witches, Murderers, and Aliens!

Saturday, October 25 4pm panel discussion on publishing, signing to follow Right in time for Halloween, authors of crime, paranormal, and science fiction genres share their know-how in the fields of electronic and self publishing. M.A. Marino (Witch Way), C.E. Grundler (No Wake Zone, Last Exit in New Jersey), and Richard Herr (Tales from the StarBoard Café) will elucidate the pros and cons of electronic […]

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Recent Highlights: Joanna Clapps Herman

Joanna Clapps Herman Primes the Pump at Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space September 20, 2014 by Sylke Jackson Thursday night we threw open our doors for a craft talk with Joanna Clapps Herman, author of the recently released collection of short stories, No Longer and Not Yet. The sneak preview of our beautiful new space drew a crowd of new and veteran […]

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Cuppa Pulp Moves to CILK119

September 1, 2014 Following a warm reception by local readers and writers since 2012, Cuppa Pulp needs to move–all the better to wrap its arms around a growing community, so to speak!  We hope you will visit soon at our new upstairs nook, CILK119 in Nanuet, NY, a shared workspace for professionals of a Creative ILK (get it?). […]

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Events for Late Summer 2014

write! Writers’ Salon 6:45-8:45 PM FREE Join us for Thursday evening inspiration– we’ll share a writing prompt and refreshments at Cuppa Pulp Booksellers. Please register via email to info@cuppapulp.com, as space is limited.  Hope to see you there!       WORKSHOP IN THE WOODS THURSDAY august 21 Writing Workshop 7:00-9:00pm $35 Join us for a […]

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Cuppa Pulp Writer’s Space and Seranam Literary Arts

May 28, 2014 Cuppa Pulp owner and manager Donna Miele got her MFA this month–and then this happened… After a friendly writing session hosted by Nyack writer Anu Amaran, Donna and Anu talked about dreams for a Rockland literary community. Anu is a poet, and Donna is a fiction writer. Anu had built some momentum around […]

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Events for Spring/Summer 2014

Julia Graves Wednesday May 16 Author of The Language of Plants Reading and Signing 6:30 pm, free admission “It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost the sense that nature is alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them… The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the […]

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The Beautiful Urban Family of the Upper West Side

**Attention Writers! Joanna Clapps Herman leads “How Life Becomes Fiction,” a craft talk, on Thursday, September 18. Details on our News and Events page.** No Longer and Not Yet, by Joanna Clapps Herman, offers linked short stories about the city is at its best. The book teems with unique souls that somehow, serendipitously, come together in community, […]

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Meet Elizabeth Eslami!

We are beyond thrilled to announce the launch of Elizabeth Eslami’s short story collection, Hibernate, winner of the Ohio State University Press Prize in Short Fiction, right here at Cuppa Pulp Booksellers this April! Elizabeth’s debut novel was the lovely Bone Worship, about an Iranian-American college dropout walking the line between two ethnic worlds while […]

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Events for Winter/Spring 2014

The excitement is lining up, folks! February 14 Soup Night POSTPONED to February 28 Coop Night! Sponsored by Hungry Hollow Coop Co-op members, join us for extended hours and get $5 off every purchase of $25 or more! Free refreshments for all. March 15 Meet Author Craig Holdrege 7:30 pm, The Living Room at Sunbridge College, […]

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Winter Bestsellers

The season brings us one of the year’s most anticipated books, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. We’re also pleased to feature A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, graphic novel The Reason for Dragons, and nonfiction collection The Moth. 

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Have You Hugged Your Bookseller Today?

  Writing News January –, 2014 The biggest news at Cuppa Pulp is that, after several months of neglect, we’ve updated the feature posts to review The Last Policeman novels, and to introduce guest blogger Jeffrey Shaffer. Jeffrey is a Portland, Oregon bookseller, and married to children’s book author Susan Blackaby (Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise). We’ve […]

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Love The Last Policeman!

DETECTIVE PALACE VERSUS ASTEROID MAIA Ben H. Winters’ Award-Winning Last Policeman Novels Congratulations to Ben H. Winters on the recent nomination of Countdown City, the second novel in the Last Policeman trilogy, for this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction! Last year, the first novel in the series won an Edgar for best original […]

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Fall for Giants

Fall in the North Atlantic U.S. is the perfect time and place to read Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach–over a long weekend, or a chapter at a time as the days shorten and the early evenings chase you to bed. This easy-paced yet structurally complex novel is laced with just enough bittersweet regret to […]

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Fall Bestsellers

We’re honoring National Reading Group Month with our Fall suggestions, including the paperback release of The Round House by Louise Erdrich, Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach, which we’ll also review in the days to come, The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell, and The Lady and the Peacock by Peter Popham, a new biography of Aung San Suu […]

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Author Events!

Suddenly, Fall 2013 brings a lovely harvest of authors to Cuppa Pulp! Please join us on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Green Meadow Waldorf School Fall Fair for signings with local authors. Green Meadow Waldorf School is located at 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York. Fair hours are 10am-5pm. 11 am: Emmy Laybourne […]

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Writing News and Part 5 of Advice on First Drafts

  Writing News October 4, 2013 First off, THANK YOU to Team Cuppa Pulp writers and sponsors for supporting the New York Writers Coalition on September 22 for the 8th annual Write-a-Thon! You raised over $1200 through Team Cuppa Pulp, and we even got a special commendation at the event as one of the top three […]

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Team Cuppa Pulp to Support New York Writers Coalition

  September 19, 2013–Write-a-thon in two days! Why did you never tell me? How often we say this to our children, our parents, our friends and loved ones, when an accidental conversation reveals a long-ago honor, trauma, adventure, or secret. How your grandfather escaped the enemy in World War 2. How your daughter got rejected […]

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Writing News and Part 4 of Advice on First Drafts

  Writing News September 5, 2013–Best writer’s inspiration this month comes from a video.  Poet Neil Hilborn offered “OCD” as a finalist in the 2013 Rustbelt Poetry Slam, delivering a punch-to-the-gut love story that is also a wrenching portrait of human psychological illness. Do that in 1000 words or less, and you have created living art. […]

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Rambling Through “&Sons” by David Gilbert

  Wade into &Sons, the epic New York novel by David Gilbert, with both eyes open. For one thing, you don’t want to miss a single beautiful turn of phrase, and the characters’ portraits, with the possible exception of young Andy Dyer, who is simply a “likable bastard,” to quote the New York Times, are […]

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