“Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin”


Art, Events, History

When it was rebuilt in 1883, the Domino Sugar Refinery was the largest in the world. That year, the Brooklyn Eagle described the new facility as “colossal”. At its peak, the factory processed one third of all of the sugar consumed in a year in the United States, and one eighth of all the sugar […]

December 13, 2017

Litost: An Evening of Music & Reading


Events

Litost is an untranslatable Czeck word. Its first syllable, which is long and stressed, sounds like the wail of an abandoned dog. As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.” […]

December 8, 2017

St. Francis Colleges Welcomes Next Author In Walt Whitman Writers Series


Events

St. Francis College proudly welcomes Ron Currie, author of The One-Eyed Man, as the next author to speak in the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:00pm in the Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education. Currie’s other work includes the novels Everything Matters! and Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles and the short story collection God is Dead, which was the winner of […]

October 19, 2017

Brooklyn Writer Tackles America’s Debt Crisis in New Satire


Events

Cobble Hill Book Launch Party Slated for July 20 “Anyone who’s ever had trouble making ends meet is going to find themselves in this story,” Brooklyn-based writer Jenna Leigh Evans says of her new novel, “Prosperity,” which is set in a newfangled debtor’s prison. “And hopefully,” she adds, they’ll “even find the humor in it.” […]

July 18, 2014

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


Events

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, and […]

May 20, 2014

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


BAM, Events, Music

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, Wu […]

May 1, 2014

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


Events, Uncategorized

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 the […]

April 9, 2014

Silent Reading Party NYC to kick off Mar. 16 in W’burg


Events

Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s is hosting the inaugural event in a series called Silent Reading NYC this Sunday, March 16. Inspired by Christopher Frizelle, editor of Seattle newspaper The Stranger and frequent host of silent reading parties at Seattle’s Sorento Hotel, Brooklyn resident Jamie Burns created the Brooklyn-based series to offer literary folk a chance get out, grab […]

March 14, 2014

Brooklyn author to release new crime novel


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn-based author Shelly Reuben, whose books have been nominated for Edgar, Prometheus and Falcon awards, will soon release a new novel, “The Boys of Sabbath Street.” A crime novel with whimsy undertones, the book follows Artemus Ackerman, a retired magician who investigates a fire on Sabbath Street. A licensed private detective and certified fire investigator herself, the author will […]

March 7, 2014

Punk Musician, Writer To Speak in DUMBO


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Richard Hell Launches Autobiography March 4 Musician, writer, and provocateur Richard Hell was at the center of the social and cultural upheaval of the 1970s that came to be called “punk.” With his best friend, Tom Verlaine, he started the band Television, which as the first band to play at a then-obscure downtown bar called […]

February 24, 2014

The Authored Voice: An evening of stories and conversation


Events

Brooklyn Reading Works will present on Feb. 13 The Authored Voice: Storytelling Across Lives and Media, an evening of stories and conversation with Murray Nossel, Catherine Burns, Trisha Coburn, and Edgar Oliver, moderated by John Guidry. These award-winning panelists will talk about the various media they have used to tell stories-performance, film, books, videos-and the different ways they […]

February 11, 2014

The 13th floor to host writing workshop with tattooist, musician


Events

Greenpoint workshop offers inspiration for writers The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighborhood. Hosting a writing workshop […]

February 8, 2014

Upcoming book talk to highlight Plymouth Church in Civil War Era


Events, History, Non-fiction

In connection with the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom,” BHS, in partnership with Green-Wood, will host a book talk with Frank Decker to discuss his new book about our nation’s greatest struggle. The book, titled “Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era,” explores the important role that Plymouth Church played in anti-slavery […]

February 5, 2014

New novel restages classic ‘Rebecca’


Events, Fiction

Author To Speak in Cobble Hill Famed author Meg Wolitzer described Rachel Pastan’s debut novel “This Side of Married” as “a wedding bouquet of great wit and affection” and Booklist praised it as “smart and insightful.”  Pastan followed that up with the novel “Lady of the Snakes” in 2008, of which NPR’s Maureen Corrigan declared: […]

February 3, 2014

Veteran Adrian Bonenberger launches wartime memoir with NY Times’ James Dao


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

In “Afghan Post,” the New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. 28, Bonenberger will appear in DUMBO at powerHouse Arena to discuss his book with New York Times deputy national editor James Dao. The program is being co-sponsored […]

January 26, 2014