Carroll Gardens writer praises ‘Messy Lives’


Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Carroll Gardens resident and writer Katie Roiphe, who has long been known for her courageous writing, whether in the form of personal essays or cultural and literary criticism. Since the publication of “The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism” in 1994, Roiphe’s work has regularly been described as thought-provoking and bold. Her newest book […]

January 31, 2013

Brooklyn Book Briefs: Jan. 30


According to Brooklyn Eagle, this Wednesday, Jan. 30, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt presents an evening with Granta, a literary magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Granta editor Patrick Ryan will host the event, facilitating a discussion on the Spring 2013 issue with André Aciman, Karen Russell and Jennifer Vanderbes – three of the issue’s featured writers – all of whom, in their new work, […]

January 29, 2013

Thinking of retiring? Reinvent yourself instead


For most of us, when we envision the end of a career there is one word in particular that comes to mind: retirement. Historically, Americans have equated the end of a successful professional life with retirement plans, whether that might involve moving someplace warmer or quieter, or simply spending more time at home relaxing. But more and more […]

January 29, 2013

Brooklyn Book Briefs: Jan. 28


According to Brooklyn Eagle, Renowned English bassist and singer Peter Hook will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena tonight, Jan. 28, to celebrate the release of “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.” In his book, to be released tomorrow, Jan. 29, Hook offers an in-depth exploration of some of the post-punk musicians and bass guitar melodies that […]

January 28, 2013

Tonight at Brooklyn’s bookstores


Trauma, Truths, and Twitter Authors Rory O’Connor and Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian will appear tonight, Jan. 24, at DUMBO’s powerHouse bookstore, to discuss how social media has served to perpetuate common misconceptions about the Middle East. O’Connor, award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of “Friends, Followers and the Future,” focuses his work on the intersection of media […]

January 24, 2013

Truth in Advertising: Brooklyn Heights writer’s view

Events, Fiction, Q&A

Earlier this month we featured Brooklyn writer John Kenney whose debut novel “Truth in Advertising” explores the life of a modern day advertising professional. Kenney, who has worked in the field for nearly two decades, draws upon his own experience and reveals a contemporary advertising world that is, for the most part,  far removed from the drama and […]

January 22, 2013

Brooklyn writer looks to literary classics for lessons in love

Non-fiction, Q&A

Only a century ago, there were very limited opportunities to meet anyone outside one’s small circle of acquaintances.  Painstaking composition of hand-written letters that required days or weeks for a meaningful exchange of ideas was the prime mode of communication with anyone outside walking distance.  Yet despite the expanding array of communication options that exist today […]

January 16, 2013

WORD Bookstore presents Manuel Gonzales and the 1000 Word Project


Tonight, Jan. 16, Greenpoint’s WORD Bookstore presents Manuel Gonzales and the 1000 Word project. Gonzales’s debut collection of short stories, “The Miniature Wife: And Other Stories” has been praised for its seamless fusion of the familiar and the fantastical. The book includes 18 memorable stories that paint relate-able yet unique depictions of relationships. Photographer Emily […]

January 16, 2013

powerHouse hosts Young Adults Author Panel


Head to powerHouse tonight, January 15, for a chance to meet some of the most esteemed Young Adult authors. Brooklynite Matt de la Pena (“I Will Save You”), Deborah Heiligman (“Intentions”), and Theo Lawrence (“Mystic City”) will read from their work and will participate in a discussion moderated by One Teen Story editor Pei-Ling Lue. […]

January 15, 2013

Former Brooklynites coin “The Gaggle” concept


Jessica Massa was living in Brooklyn this past June when she published “The Gaggle” — a well-researched and innovative guide to dating in the modern world. She and her best friend-turned-business partner, Rebecca Wiegand (also a former Brooklynite) offer women a new way of approaching their love lives, emphasizing the importance of the “gaggle” of […]

January 11, 2013

Library honors ‘To Brooklyn Bridge’ poet Hart Crane


According to Brooklyn Eagle, Hart Crane (1899-1931), an American poet known for his tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge, will be honored tonight, January 9, at the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s “Dedicated to Hart Crane” ceremony. Born in Ohio, Crane moved to New York as a teenager, and his new home became the […]

January 9, 2013

This week at Park Slope’s Community Bookstore


Community Bookstore in Park Slope will be hosting two exciting events this week. Tomorrow, Jan. 8, Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents Adrian Van Young, who will appear to celebrate his debut collection “The Man Who Noticed Everything.” Adam Wilson, author of “Flatscreen,” and Rivka Galchen, author of “Atmospheric Disturbances,” will join in celebrating as well. The […]

January 7, 2013