Trade out your eyebrows for high-brows this weekend with some lofty discussions at the BKBF. via website

Trade out your eyebrows for high-brows this weekend with some lofty discussions at the BKBF. via website

Calling all word nerds, bookworms, poets and dreamers, culture-seekers and diarists and people who are just looking for something to do this weekend: the Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 20! It’s a day of free poetry readings, panel discussions, meaningful conversations and celebrations of writerly achievement. It’s a day, in short, not to be missed.

There are so many events happening every hour, on the hour, but if you’re the kind of person who gets overwhelmed by choices, we think we did a pretty good job of hand-picking the ones you ought to check out.  (more…)

03/16/15 9:48am
Just sit back, we'll handle the planning

Just sit back, we’ll handle the planning

1. Hear about Hollywood’s ritzy olden days as Kate Alcott discusses her latest novel A Touch of Stardust. (Monday)

2. Mondays feel like purgatory anyway, so step them up with We’re Going to Hell Comedy at Bar Chord. (Monday)

3. Get folksy with some singer-songwriters at Union Hall Song Club. (Monday)

4. Videology’s local filmmaker showcase brings you Days of Grey, a dystopian film to remind you things here may not be so bad after all. (Monday) (more…)

08/04/14 9:59am
splitty

You’ll probably be able to find a couple Nathaniel P. types while at Splitty’s. Or maybe you are one…

From Norman Mailer to Edgwidge Danticat to that guy from that OkCupid date who writes thinkpieces on Encino Man, Brooklyn has a long history of producing, housing and inspiring great authors and literary works. So naturally, there’s plenty of great literature that takes place around these parts. Here’s an introductory list of Brooklyn-based books, and where in the borough you should enjoy them for an optimum reader experience. But you don’t have to take my word for it… (more…)