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

Joyce Carol Oates to speak in Brooklyn on Feb. 6


Events, Fiction

Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates’s latest, “Carthage,” plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl’s disappearance. The author will now appear in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of her book at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Feb. […]

January 22, 2014

Claire Messud to speak in DUMBO


Events, Fiction

The protagonist in esteemed writer Claire Messud’s latest novel, Nora Eldridge is a 37-year-old elementary school teacher who long ago abandoned her ambition to be an artist— and has become “The Woman Upstairs,” a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the edge of others’ achievements.  This masterly novel is the riveting confession of a woman […]

January 17, 2014

Holiday mixer spreads the gift of literacy with book drive


Events

With the holiday season in full swing and a new year upon us, New York’s Young & Powerful Group will introduce their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project, at a Holiday Mixer and Book Drive. Held on Tuesday, Dec.17 at Buskers NYC (92 W. Houston St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this holiday mixer will provide young […]

December 12, 2013

Alice Waters, renowned chef, comes to Brooklyn


Events, Non-fiction

  Alice Waters, chef, author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Waters founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996 and created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King […]

November 14, 2013

Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to present […]

November 14, 2013

Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College to host acclaimed poet


Events, Poetry

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, on Oct. 30, the Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights will host the inaugural event in its Fall Reading Series with the poet Grace Schulman reading from her new collection, “Without a Claim” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Schulman’s seventh collection of poems, “Without a Claim” navigates the boundaries between times […]

October 29, 2013

New NY-centric novel to launch in Brooklyn


Events, Fiction

Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen, and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. […]

October 15, 2013

‘Wordbirds’: A new book for word nerds


Events

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to speak in DUMBO If you’re a word nerd, and you care more about your Words With Friends stats than the score of the Super Bowl, chances are you’ll be excited about Liesl Schillinger’s new book, “Wordbirds” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 15), recently featured on Brooklyn Eagle. Schillinger, an esteemed cultural critic, with […]

October 15, 2013

‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection


Events, Fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a moving debut collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me” (Ecco/Harper Collins), in which award-winning novelist Tom Barbash paints a sophisticated picture of the ways in which humans connect with each other and the world surrounding them. Already receiving widespread praise, Barbash’s stories, mostly set in New York, tackle such delicate themes […]

September 24, 2013

‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor


Events, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on author Davy Rothbart, who is, without question, a lovable romantic. In the sixteen autobiographical essays that make up his book “My Heart is an Idiot” (Picador; September, 2013), Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve. In spite of his distasteful practical jokes and ridiculous schemes, Rothbart wins over his readers with […]

September 23, 2013