Literary launches this week in Fort Greene & Bushwick

Emily Gould is reading Saturday night at Brooklyn Fireproof in Bushwick. Photo by Elinor Carucci for the NY Times.

Maybe you thought Brooklyn’s literati would still be regrouping after last month’s festivities, but no—the organized reading continues. On top of the always-solid line-up of bookish happenings in BK, a couple new free offerings this week caught our attention. Tonight, Oct. 19, at Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore, a few well-known authors (Sheri Holman, Rick Moody and others) will be reading from their work to celebrate National Reading Group Month. The 6:30 event (with refreshments) is also being used to promote Greenlight’s in-house reading groups, beginning in January. Then Saturday, Fireside Follies, a new monthly reading series with some heavy-hitters, is kicking off at Brooklyn Fireproof in Bushwick.

Fireside Follies’ first gathering (Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.) will include author and blogger Emily Gould, writer Robin Grearson and other local authors, writers and poets. The series will meet the third Saturday of every month, and it’s meant to bring together established local authors with local up-and-comers (former NY Times Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross, will be reading later in the season).

Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. at S, Portland Ave., Fort Greene; Brooklyn Fireproof, 119 Ingraham St. at Porter Ave., Bushwick