Events

Tomorrow (Wednesday May 21, 2014): Silent Reading Party NYC! New Space, New Time, New Experience!

Hear Ye’! Hear Ye’, Brooklyn Book-Lovers!   Tomorrow kick’s-off this month’s Silent Reading Party NYC, and they’re keeping it fresh for the new season: new spring evening, new venue. Head to Soda Bar in Prospect Heights tomorrow night to join in on Silent Reading NYC. The once-monthly event, organized by Brooklynite Jamie Burns, is a great quiet night out: books, booze, andContinue Reading “Tomorrow (Wednesday May 21, 2014): Silent Reading Party NYC! New Space, New Time, New Experience!”

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BAM Presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’

Article by Hillel Italie, Associated Press Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.” The night will be hosted by Toni Blackman (who has performed with Mos Def, The Roots, WuContinue Reading “BAM Presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’”

Fiction

The Art, and Empathy, of Brooklyn Author Leslie Jamison

Article by Hillel Italie, Associated Press For Leslie Jamison, the written word is a safe and risky place. “So much of writing that has felt alive and electric is because I grant myself permission to write about what’s obsessing me,” the author of the best-selling “The Empathy Exams” said during a recent interview in the living room of her Brooklyn apartment.Continue Reading “The Art, and Empathy, of Brooklyn Author Leslie Jamison”

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This Weekend: Silent Reading Party NYC! (April 13, 2014)

Hey Bookworms! Are you searching for a relaxing literary Sunday in the busy bustling of Brooklyn? Head to Muchmore’s in Williamsburg this Sunday night to join in on Silent Reading NYC. The once-monthly event, organized by Brooklynite Jamie Burns, is a great quiet night out: books and booze, comfy reading couches, and beautiful background harp music provided by theContinue Reading “This Weekend: Silent Reading Party NYC! (April 13, 2014)”

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This Week in 1892: Walt Whitman’s death, & his 1847 ‘Death in the School-room’ piece for the Brooklyn Eagle

article by Andriana Zacharakos, Brooklyn Daily Eagle This week is one of literary mourning, as New York City marked the 122nd death anniversary of the nineteenth century poet and essayist, Walt Whitman this past Wednesday; but here at the Brooklyn Eagle, we have chose to celebrate his inherently “New York” literary spirit by republishing aContinue Reading “This Week in 1892: Walt Whitman’s death, & his 1847 ‘Death in the School-room’ piece for the Brooklyn Eagle”