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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’”

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BAM and Greenlight Bookstore’s literary series ‘Unbound’ returns Jan. 27

Unbound: A Literary Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore will return for a third season of unique talks and two highly anticipated book launches by contemporary authors Angélique Kidjo (Jan. 27) and Alain de Botton (Mar. 3). Known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work, Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo will speak about her debutContinue Reading “BAM and Greenlight Bookstore’s literary series ‘Unbound’ returns Jan. 27”

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Famed storyteller to launch magical novel at BAM

From HarperCollins It has been eight years since his last novel for adults, “Anansi Boys”, and now one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, is back with “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (William Morrow; On Sale June 18, 2013). Gaiman will be launching his book and national tourContinue Reading “Famed storyteller to launch magical novel at BAM”

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Junot Díaz draws hundreds to BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink’ series

  Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, who visited BAM on Wednesday evening to deliver an animated and often uproarious reading from his latest book, “This is How You Lose Her.” Despite his phenomenal literary achievements, Diaz was not always on the path to becoming a writer. “Most of the time, I thought it was going toContinue Reading “Junot Díaz draws hundreds to BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink’ series”

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Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger. Although a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, Freudenberger is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. Before moving to Brooklyn, she lived in Bangkok and spent much time traveling in China and India, and her books are compelling evidence of her extensive cross-cultural experiences. AtContinue Reading “Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home”

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Cobble Hill writer kicks off BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ series

According to Brooklyn Eagle, BAM’s wildly popular ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ series commences tonight, Jan. 23, with British Brooklynite Martin Amis. Since its inception in 2005, the program has consisted of dinners in the BAMcafe (Lepercq Space) with extraordinary writers who speak about their work and answer questions from the audience.  Each year, the seriesContinue Reading “Cobble Hill writer kicks off BAM’s ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ series”

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Brooklyn’s power as haven for writers boosted by BAM

According to Brooklyn Eagle, BAM’s series ‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ — one of the institutions most popular events — will be returning this January.  The ‘Eat Drink’ events, hosted in the BAMcafé (Lepercq Space), consist of dinners with notable authors who are available for Q&A, and even mingling.  Founded in 2005, nearly all of theContinue Reading “Brooklyn’s power as haven for writers boosted by BAM”