Brooklyn has helped foster an incredible literary scene, to the point where it was called a “vertically integrated factory for literature.” Providing a home and a great environment for such a wealth of talent is good for more than sticking year end “Best Of” lists on the proverbial Brooklyn fridge: it also means that something as simple as a reading can be a stacked fundraiser, like the case of Book Court’s All Day Sandy Benefit.
This is a benefit that should probably be renamed the “All-Star Sandy Benefit,” but whatever, we’re not in charge of copy for Book Court. 15% of the proceeds from the day will go towards Hurricane Sandy relief during an event that features names like Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City), Emma Straub (Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Brooklyn literary woman about town) and Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death, Wake up Sir!, best Brooklyn Jonathan) reading selections from their work in a marathon from 10:30am on, all the way through Ames’ 8pm appearance. So after your brunch, take a stroll (or a subway) over to Book Court, hear some words and buy some books.
All Day Sandy Benefit, FREE, Saturday, January 12, 10:30am, Book Court (163 Court Street)