*A Thousand and One Nights* has been re-released as an e-book and paperback. Thanks, Untreed Reads.
Cited as a "Great Summer Read"! (It's a great winter read too.)
Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt and Untreed Reads), an autobiographical novel about singers at sea, and Off Island, a fictional re-imagining of Paul Gauguin's messy marriage (TBD). With filmmaker Greg Eismin she co-wrote the screenplay adaptation for A Thousand and One Nights. (Christopher Guest, we love you.) Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Harper Perennial), The Believer, Five Chapters, Epiphany and other literary magazines. A graduate of Wesleyan University (BA English) and the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College (MFA Creative Writing), she taught at Rutgers University for nine years and now presents writing workshops and retreats in Massachusetts. A jazz/pop singer, she has crooned in a number of Middle Eastern and Asian cities and now performs with lovely musicians throughout New England. Lara is a proud member of the Authors Guild and the BMIFC (Barry Manilow International Fan Club); she has recently become a Little Free Librarian. Please see MUSIC CALENDAR and WRITING CLASSES for her upcoming gigs, readings, editing services and workshops.
"Both an off-kilter take on the conventional coming-of-age tale and a sly commentary on the underbelly of celebrity culture, this truly original book is basically uncategorizable—blissfully so."--Elle.com
"Funny and insightful and told in prose as resilient as Karla's spirit. Keep an eye on Lara Tupper; she is sure to go far." --Rebecca Oppenheimer, National Book Critics' Circle
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on flight of the concords and cold lakes
How High the Moon, recorded Live at Gateways Inn
new song streaming here
How I Beat Writer's Block
a new essay for read it forward
written in stone: an ode to cemeteries
Lara T. on Facebook
my gigs and music
Swift Ink Stories
my classes and writing prompts
TV Interview on "207" WCSH 6, Maine
A Thousand and One Nights, debut novel
forging an edge: How to audition for "the voice"
Confessions of a fanilow
Tapping my inner moxie
reflections of a pack rat
playing with scissors
The Book I Didn't Read
The Practice of Writing
Archive: MY Essays for "THRIVE"
Kripalu Center's Blog
how I became a yogini
Short fiction in fivechapters
story: getting lost while bathing in Japan
the believer magazine