Day: February 26, 2013

James Lasdun and Michelle Orange to speak at powerHouse Arena

According to Brooklyn Eagle, two celebrated writers – James Lasdun and Michelle Orange – will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate and discuss their new work, which explores the sometimes alarming implications of modern media and communication on our lives. Lasdun has recently released his latest book, an eerie memoir titled “Give …

Brooklyn Bookbeat: illustrator pairs artwork with prose in soulful book

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Heights resident Jenny Vainisi, a designer and illustrator who for years has produced creative work for companies such as Simon & Schuster, Godiva Chocolatier, and Scholastic. More recently, though, she has employed her vibrant illustrations in a meaningful work of her own – a book titled “Embracing Your Life: A Guide for …

Community Bookstore, Beth Elohim partner to present ‘Brooklyn by the Book’

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Park Slope’s Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim, two historic Park Slope institutions that have partnered to host a monthly literary series at the Congregation called Brooklyn By The Book. The series originated last fall when the organizations recognized their shared desire to organize a program that aimed to serve their …