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…)
Our friends at Work It Brooklyn are putting together what is sure to be a nice evening of food and writer-on-writer action at Word in Greenpoint. The Aug. 22 Meat and Eat potluck is a chance to connect with fellow writers (poetry, short- and long-form, prose, etc.) in an cute bookstore setting, share ideas, pitch stores, form workshops and do other things that writers do when they’re around each other. And Word is providing the wine too. It’s free but space is super limited so jump on it now!
If a writer of Mr Amis’s calibre—and a Brit at that—had bypassed Manhattan for Brooklyn, then the borough’s literary scene, long in the shadow of the publishing mecca across the East River, must have finally arrived. (more…)
I can’t be the only one who hates on n+1 for being so cool, yet so inaccessible (read: costly). Electric Literature debuted a free iPad app, but if you can afford an iPad you probably don’t need our lit mag app to be free. As a publishing ingénue, I’m always on the lookout for quality writing from not yet overexposed writers that I can afford to read on an entry-level salary. Our humble borough offers digital dosages of not only Booker-Prize-worthy fiction, but also journalism, poetry, scholarship, and works that can’t be classified into any genre. If you worry that your cultural relevancy wouldn’t survive a New Yorker subscriptionl, treat yourself to one of these literary magazines, the best of the Brooklyn slush pile. (more…)