Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt), a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Harper Perennial), The Believer, fivechapters and other literary magazines. A jazz/pop singer, Lara has crooned in a number of Middle Eastern and Asian cities and now performs in the Berkshires. She taught writing at Rutgers University for nearly a decade and now presents writing workshops throughout Western Massachusetts. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the BMIFC (Barry Manilow International Fan Club). Please see MUSIC CALENDAR and WRITING CLASSES for her upcoming gigs, readings 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
April 11-13 weekend writing program
what's Your Story? at Genesis Center, westfield, ma
May 26-30 writing program
word walks--five days of writing and walking at Kripalu center, stockbridge, ma
TV Interview on "207" WCSH 6, Maine
A Thousand and One Nights, debut novel
playing with scissors
forging an edge: How to audition for "the voice"
Confessions of a fanilow
The Book I Didn't Read
The Practice of Writing
Swift Ink Stories
my classes and writing prompts
My EP is a "local music" top seller!
bull moose records
Short fiction in fivechapters
story: getting lost while bathing in Japan
the believer magazine