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Art Talks Brooklyn at The Way Station

Oct 27, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

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A new speaker series highlighting the Brooklyn art scene. Monthly, we invite three speakers from different art initiatives, each allotted 15 minutes, to share how their programming impacts our community. This month we are focusing on writing and storytelling.

Brooklyn Public Library, Meredith Walters Director, Programs & Exhibitions As an independent system, separate from the New York City and Queens libraries, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough’s 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers. Just some of the many things you can do at BPL: -Attend an author reading, poetry discussion or other public program offered throughout the year -Use our Articles & Databases to conduct research -Learn about Brooklyn’s rich history at the Brooklyn Collection. -Get all the information you need to start your own enterprise at the Business Library -Learn a new language at the Languages and Literature Division bklynpubliclibrary.org

StoryCorps, Christina Stanton, Door-to-Door Facilitator StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the LIbrary of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on storycorps.org.

The Brooklyn Quarterly, Tristan Snell
Featuring fiction, essays, interviews, and poetry, we aim to cultivate accessible discourse and an open community of writers, readers, and citizens. We ourselves are writers, professionals, activists, entrepreneurs, and scholars who believe in the power of narrative and the critical importance of public intellectuals rather than an exclusive intelligentsia.

Brooklyn is the anchor for our endeavors for a multitude of reasons. In “Our City,” Walt Whitman referred to Brooklyn as “a mighty world in itself,” and that is just as true today as it was in 1842. Brooklyn is, to each of us, Our City — both home and workshop, a place of family memories and personal aspirations. With its proud and continuing history of openness and diversity, opportunity and invention, Brooklyn is in many ways America’s City. More recently, Brooklyn has become synonymous with efforts to reclaim the history and artisanship of a bygone America, as a nation of producers and not just consumers — efforts we aim to embrace and celebrate.

Above all, Brooklyn stands for tangible possibility, a city that welcomes and harbors the immigrant and dissident, the struggling and ambitious. Living and working here, Whitman wrote, “are people of all classes and stages of rank — from all countries on the globe — engaged in all the varieties of avocations — of every grade, every hue of ignorance and learning, morality and vice, wealth and want, fashion and coarseness, breeding and brutality, elevation and degradation, impudence and modesty.” We are The Brooklyn Quarterly because we believe this “mighty world,” both cosmopolitan and yet uniquely American, is still being built and deserves expression worthy of its grandeur. By naming ourselves in the tradition of Whitman’s democratic vision of America, we affirm our dedication to seeking out and publishing new voices and new ideas, raised throughout the country and around the world.

The Brooklyn Quarterly is a nonprofit literary endeavor based in Brooklyn, with editors across the country. We have an exciting slate of writers, editors, contributing editors, and advisory editors on board, and we are seeking additional writers and editors, both established and emerging, to join us. We have been hosting events and publishing online quarterly issues since the summer of 2013, and host an online blog community. We also publish curated selections of our work in limited print editions. The Brooklyn Quarterly will retain first serial rights on featured work. We welcome all sponsors and collaborators.

For more information, please contact us: contact@brooklynquarterly.org. http://brooklynquarterly.org/about/

About The Way Station
The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N’awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. *Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out the future of music.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmakers Screening Series.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life-sized replica of the iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca. Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

4pm-2am Monday-Thursday
4pm-4am Friday
3pm-4am Saturday
3pm-2am Sunday

$4 Draft Beer $4 Well Drinks and $1 off everything else
Available for private events, rentals, film shoots, and special occasions
Contact: andy.heidel@gmail.com


Oct 27, 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 pm


Gail Heidel