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Wednesday, December 12 at powerHouse: the history behind Nostradamus

Next Wednesday, December 12, powerHouse Arena will be hosting author and historian Stéphane Gerson for a reading and signing of his latest book, Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet Of Doom.  In this biography, Gerson follows the history and influence of  Michel de Nostredame, the Renaissance astrologer whose predictions have earned attention in the mediaContinue Reading “Wednesday, December 12 at powerHouse: the history behind Nostradamus”

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Tomorrow at Greenpoint Library: Eva Stachniak on writing ‘The Winter Palace’

Tomorrow, December 6, Polish author Eva Stachniak will appear at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Library to discuss her recently published historical novel, The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great.  Already receiving high praise, Stachniak’s book infuses the novel format with historical research from letters and diaries, effectively portraying one of history’s most intriguing female leaders.  Through theContinue Reading “Tomorrow at Greenpoint Library: Eva Stachniak on writing ‘The Winter Palace’”


We’re back on Brooklyn Book Beat!

After a brief hiatus, we are back to blogging!  We will update Brooklyn Book Beat frequently to promote events at local Brooklyn bookstores, news pertaining to Brooklyn resident writers, and books with Brooklyn connections. We encourage you to reach out to us with relevant content for the blog; if you work with any Brooklyn-based writers orContinue Reading “We’re back on Brooklyn Book Beat!”