Damn if Show and Tell (and Trade) tomorrow isn’t gonna be awesome. After being delayed for two weeks, you just know that Ben Anastas is chomping at the bit to read his memoir to you and you’ve all had plenty of time to find something interesting to tell a story about. Plus, maybe you don’t remember our original post about the event (it was like a hundred years ago), but the promised food and drink have been revealed and they’re free! (more…)
Well, chalk another one up for that stupid hurricane. We were really excited about our show and tell jam with Krrb, Ben Anastas and Dan Kennedy, but transit is a mess and we don’t want anyone endangering themselves trying to get there. So! With that in mind, we’ve pushed the event back two weeks, to Thursday, November 15. If you haven’t already, you can RSVP over on the Facebook page, and if you already RSVP’d, just sit tight for a couple more weeks. The good news is that it gives you more time to make Brooklyn literary puns and get your hands on a Kindle. Which will be useful for the next hurricane. The even more good news is that the promised food and drinks are going to be free beer from Brooklyn Brewery and free eats from the Southern-fried folks at Fat Beagle. We’ll see ya there!
Heller, what have you got to lose? via The Guardian
It takes a brave man to admit when he’s wrong, and I will admit to goofing big in our previous Kindle giveaway: show and tell-themed puns are a bit esoteric, even for a population that supports a healthy pun competition. But we still want to give you the Kindle and we still want you to be excited for and come to our event with the folks at Krrb and Dan Kennedy. So with that in mind we’re changing the rules up a little. You still have to make puns, because we’d like to be entertained, but now they should be of the Brooklyn literary figure variety. (more…)
Are you guys excited about our upcoming show and tell event with Krrb? Because we sure are. People telling about their favorite objects, an awesome writer reading from his new memoir and, oh yeah, you could win a Kindle. We figured this couldn’t possibly get better, but we’re very glad to have been wrong. Because now in addition to all the great stuff just listed, Dan Kennedy, host of The Moth and StorySLAM, has joined up to host the show and tell portion of the night. News like that puts us in a charitable mood, so we’re giving you guys the chance to win a Kindle. Hurdle the jump to find out how! (more…)
The best part of elementary school was of course, show and tell. Nothing like getting a bunch of five year-olds to sit still and try to tell a coherent story about their pet frog that may or may not have survived the bus ride. So in the spirit of bringing back those childhood memories, we’re teaming up with Krrb and Amazon Publishing for the first ever Show & Tell (and Trade) on Nov. 1 at 7pm. And unlike your kindergarten days, there’s actually a reward for being good at show and tell. (more…)
The only thing Brooklyn has more of than artisanal foodie events is writers. Ever feel like you are the only person on the F train who hasn’t published a book? Well polish up the 30-second pitch because the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival is next week with events every evening and culminating on Sunday, Sept. 23 with a full day of biblio-shmoozing and literati events at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Knowing writers, we think you’ll be ready for a drink after all that brain exercise. Come join us for a special Book-lyn edition of the Brokelyn Bookswappers Club just a few blocks from Borough Hall at the chic local writers hub Vineapple Café in Brooklyn Heights. Mingle with fellow Brooklyn bibliophiles and talk up your tome over $4/$5 pints and vino! (more…)
This looks like heaven. A close second will be Bedford Hill tomorrow.
Fall will be here before you know it (booourns) with it all those school buses and grad school syllabi and the inescapable feeling that you should be reading something important. But for the next month or so, you have official permission to keep reading deliciously pulpy, page-turning, pop literature because, as we all know, it’s too damn hot to think too hard. That’s why tomorrow TONIGHT we’re holding the Brokelyn Bookswappers Club: Beach Reads edition! Join us at Bedford Hill starting at 8pm to get some new reading material (and enjoy $4 beers!). But first, a primer on how it works and what to bring: (more…)
One of the best parts of summer is that it is totally socially acceptable to get away with reading deliciously fluffy, page-turning, guilty pleasure books. After all, when you’re sitting on the beach, it’s just too derned hot to think too hard, which is why we can put away the Proust and Sartre until fall and not feel guilty crushing book after book in the Game of Thrones or Dragon Tattoo series. So let’s share! Join us next Wednesday (Aug. 8) for The Bookswappers Club: Beach Reads edition at Bedford Hill in Bed-Stuy. Not only will you get to mix and mingle among some pulpy paperbacks, we’ve also got drinks specials: $4 beers all night! (more…)
Saluting your jorts in the Brokelyn photo booth. Photo by Sarah Bibi.
No good sumer camp ends without a stack of photo memories of your fellow campers’ exploits, and our party last Thursday is no exception. Make sure to check out the shots from our camp photo booth run by photography counselor Sarah Bibi Gainer; don’t forget to tag yourself and share them with friends! The photo with the most likes by the end of the day on Friday wins a $30 gift certifcate from our friends at Dusty Rose Vintage, which helped provide some of the dress-up props for the booth. I for one miss camp already. (more…)
Hi Mom, Having a great time at camp! Send beer money!
Rise and shine campers!! We too woke up this morning covered in glitter and friendship bracelets, the Salute Your Shorts theme playing merrily in our brains. We wanted to thank all the happy campers who joined us and let you know we’re currently on the hunt for an airplane hangar or gigantic barge big enough for our next shindig. (more…)