Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run


There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

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NYC anti-poverty advocate releases gripping memoir on her battle with cancer


Jennifer Jones Austin, New York City native, nonprofit executive and child advocate released her debut book “Consider It Pure Joy” on March 1 with book signings in New York City followed by a book tour stopping in cities across the country. On March 19, Jones Austin signed books and spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society. New York City […]

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Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection


“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

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Smart, funny ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ includes Brooklyn-based chapter


“Brooklyn women wore black T-shirts and scuffed shoes and unwashed hair and somehow looked impossibly chic. I, in contrast, felt like a Carrie impersonator from Omaha on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.” — Chapter 6 of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” The workplace drama in Sally Franson’s debut novel “A Lady’s Guide […]

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Brooklyn writer looks to literary classics for lessons in love

Non-fiction, Q&A

Only a century ago, there were very limited opportunities to meet anyone outside one’s small circle of acquaintances.  Painstaking composition of hand-written letters that required days or weeks for a meaningful exchange of ideas was the prime mode of communication with anyone outside walking distance.  Yet despite the expanding array of communication options that exist today […]

January 16, 2013

WORD Bookstore presents Manuel Gonzales and the 1000 Word Project


Tonight, Jan. 16, Greenpoint’s WORD Bookstore presents Manuel Gonzales and the 1000 Word project. Gonzales’s debut collection of short stories, “The Miniature Wife: And Other Stories” has been praised for its seamless fusion of the familiar and the fantastical. The book includes 18 memorable stories that paint relate-able yet unique depictions of relationships. Photographer Emily […]

January 16, 2013

powerHouse hosts Young Adults Author Panel


Head to powerHouse tonight, January 15, for a chance to meet some of the most esteemed Young Adult authors. Brooklynite Matt de la Pena (“I Will Save You”), Deborah Heiligman (“Intentions”), and Theo Lawrence (“Mystic City”) will read from their work and will participate in a discussion moderated by One Teen Story editor Pei-Ling Lue. […]

January 15, 2013

Former Brooklynites coin “The Gaggle” concept


Jessica Massa was living in Brooklyn this past June when she published “The Gaggle” — a well-researched and innovative guide to dating in the modern world. She and her best friend-turned-business partner, Rebecca Wiegand (also a former Brooklynite) offer women a new way of approaching their love lives, emphasizing the importance of the “gaggle” of […]

January 11, 2013

Library honors ‘To Brooklyn Bridge’ poet Hart Crane


According to Brooklyn Eagle, Hart Crane (1899-1931), an American poet known for his tribute to the Brooklyn Bridge, will be honored tonight, January 9, at the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s “Dedicated to Hart Crane” ceremony. Born in Ohio, Crane moved to New York as a teenager, and his new home became the […]

January 9, 2013

This week at Park Slope’s Community Bookstore


Community Bookstore in Park Slope will be hosting two exciting events this week. Tomorrow, Jan. 8, Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents Adrian Van Young, who will appear to celebrate his debut collection “The Man Who Noticed Everything.” Adam Wilson, author of “Flatscreen,” and Rivka Galchen, author of “Atmospheric Disturbances,” will join in celebrating as well. The […]

January 7, 2013

Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac collaborate on new romance novel

Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a unique Park Slope pair. Writer Megan Caldwell and pastry chef Emily Isaac have teamed up on “Vanity Fare,” Caldwell’s new romance novel, as the book  includes five recipes inspired by the story.  While Caldwell’s protagonist works at a fictional Brooklyn bakery, the writer worked Isaac of Park Slope’s Trois Pommes Patisserie to include […]

January 3, 2013

Tomorrow at BookCourt: release party for Nicholas Christopher’s ‘Tiger Rag’

Events, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Just yesterday New York-based writer Nicholas Christopher released his sixth novel, “Tiger Rag.”  He will appear at BookCourt tomorrow, January 3,  to celebrate the release of the book, which is inspired by the true story of legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden. While Bolden’s groundbreaking recordings died along with him, it has been rumored that the […]

January 2, 2013