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…)

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We have to admit that we really don’t.

1. It’s the summer finale of one of the most consistently exciting Bk lit events: Franklin Park Reading Series. This month readers include novelist Joshua Mohr, memoirist Sean H Doyle, debut novelists Alexandra Kleeman, Sara Novic, and Tracy O’Neill, and comics artist John Dermot Woods. (Monday, FREE)

2. Bushwick’s Microscope Gallery presents Arab Avant-Garde: Reflections on Situated Time, an evening of short films showcasing contemporary Middle Eastern experimental cinema. (Monday, FREE)

3. Have a cup of tea and a scone and share your dark thoughts at Morbid Anatomy Museum’s Death Café, the aim of which is to “increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives.” (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)