In debut memoir, musician Jake Shears depicts life in late 1990s Brooklyn

Memoir

It is rare for a celebrity who has achieved renown working in one medium to reveal that they are just as adept at working in another. However, Jake Shears has done just that. Shears is the lead singer of the iconic glam band Scissor Sisters, a trailblazing downtown band embraced by the LGBTQ community, which […]

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Isabel Allende’s new novel “In The Midst of Winter” is the perfect read for winter weather

Fiction

  Isabel Allende is one of the most widely-read authors in the world. More than 67 million copies of her books have been sold. Allende’s bestselling first novel “The House of the Spirits”was published in 1982. Since then, she has authored more than twenty bestselling and criticallyacclaimed books. She has also received many awards, including […]

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Art of Writing About Deaths Captured in Documentary

film

For many individuals, obituaries may be the only form of written biography left behind after death. However, as writer Margalit Fox says in the 2016 film “Obit”, “Obits have next to nothing to do with death and absolutely everything to do with life.” Director and producer duo Vanessa Gould and Caitlin Mae Burke created “Obit”, […]

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Novel Centers On The Impact Of Gentrification In Brooklyn

Fiction

No matter how you feel about gentrification, there is no denying that it has touched nearly every corner of Brooklyn and is changing the look of some of the most historic neighborhoods. Fort Greene native, Naima Coster has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of gentrification on long-time residents. The author, who currently teaches […]

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New Novel Brings Coney Island to Life


Fiction, Uncategorized

From Crown Publishing Group Brooklyn Daily Eagle Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anointed Conn “a writer to watch.” On June 10, Conn returns with his long-awaited new novel, bringing his remarkable talents to […]

May 30, 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

The Art, and Empathy, of Brooklyn Author Leslie Jamison


Fiction

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. […]

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

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


Fiction, History, Uncategorized

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 a […]

March 26, 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

New comedic, inventive novel reimagines Brooklyn


Fiction

Set in Brooklyn, Jeremy P. Bushnell’s “The Weirdness” (Melville House) is an electrifying debut novel that traces Billy Ridgeway as he adventures across New York City. Billy Ridgeway is hung over and late for work when the Devil comes to visit. Billy smells him first, or rather, he smells the fair trade coffee the Devil […]

March 11, 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

Brooklyn author to launch adventure series


Fiction

“The Blood Guard” (Two Lions/Amazon Children’s Publishing; March 4) by Carter Roy is a captivating and magical adventure that launches a brand new series for middle grade readers. It’s the sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling swashbuckling tale of an ordinary boy who is forced to become a hero, rescue his parents, and protect […]

February 26, 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