Day: February 5, 2013

Acclaimed author’s new novel features Justin Bieber-like idol

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Whiting Writers’ Award winner Teddy Wayne, who has been praised for his inventive humor, is about to release his latest novel. Already receiving widespread praise, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” is a witty and frighteningly reflective satire of America’s fixation on fame. Wayne’s protagonist, Jonny Valentine, is an 11-year-old pop singer, …

Wednesday books in Brooklyn: Jewelry-making and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

According to Brooklyn Eagle, This Wednesday, Feb. 6, DUMBO’s powerHouseArena is hosting a new kind of launch party. More than just a book celebration, this event features a jewelry-making workshop with Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine, the founders of the British jewelry line Tatty Devine. Wolfenden’s and Vine’s new book, “How to Make Jewelry with Tatty Devine,” …