Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Book Launch & Tribute: A Colossal Wreck by Alexander Cockburn, with Laura Flanders, Daisy Cockburn, Laura Flanders, Andrew Cockburn, Doug Henwood, and Connor Kilpatrick
Three of Brooklyn's most ardent supporters of literary culture, The Sackett Street Writer's Workshop, LargeHearted Boy music & literature blog, and SLICE Literary Magazine, present Literary Past, Present, and Future, a night of readings by three critically acclaimed authors, as well as giveaways and…
Three of Brooklyn's most ardent supporters of literary culture, The Sackett Street Writer's Workshop, LargeHearted Boy music & literature blog, and SLICE Literary Magazine, present Literary Past, Present, and Future, a night of readings by three critically acclaimed authors, as well as giveaways and complimentary refreshments by Brooklyn's own SixPoint Brewery. Hosted by Julia Fierro, founder of Sackett Street; David Gutowski, aka Largehearted Boy, and Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson, editors of SLICE.
Gabriel Roth is the author of The Unknowns, which was published in July 2013 by Little, Brown. He has worked as a journalist and web developer, and teaches fiction-writing at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.
Alissa Nutting’s debut novel, Tampa, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins in July 2013. She is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone/Dzanc 2010), which won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction judged by Ben Marcus. Her fiction has or will appear in publications such as The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tin House, Bomb, and Conduit; her essays have appeared in Fence, the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other venues. An assistant professor of creative writing and English literature at John Carroll University, she lives in Ohio with her husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tiny dogs.
Joyce Johnson's 2012 Kerouac biography, The Voice Is All, has just been published as a Penguin paperback. A writer who likes to try out different genres, she is the author of the memoirs Missing Men and Minor Characters, which won a National Book Critics Award in 1983. She has also written three novels, including In the Night Cafe. Her fiction and articles have been published in the New Yorker, Harper's, Oprah, The Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. She has been teaching at the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YMHA for many years and has also taught writing in the MFA programs at Columbia, NYU and the New School.
The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop was founded in 2002 by writer Julia Fierro, and what began as eight writers meeting in the kitchen of a Brooklyn brownstone has developed into a creative home for over 2000 writers. Sackett Street instructors are professional writers, teachers and editors, who have earned MFA degrees from prestigious writing programs and have taught at major universities. Today, Sackett Street writers live in all boroughs of New York City and alumni have been accepted at top MFA Creative Writing programs and writing conferences, have won fellowships and awards, and have completed and published short fiction collections, novels, and memoirs.
Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine, was launched in 2007 by book editors Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson and has since garnered rave reviews from some of today’s leading authors, editors, and agents. Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz praises, “Beautiful, compelling, irresistible: Slice will knock you right out. In the best way possible.” At the core, Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side.
Largehearted boy is David Gutowski's music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture. Other features include the 52 Books, 52 Weeks project; Book Notes which has authors create a mixtape relating to their latest book; Note Books where musicians explore their literary side, Soundtracked where directors and composers discuss their film's soundtrack; and "The Largehearted Boy Cross-Cultural Media Exchange Program," where authors interview musicians (and vice-versa).
Journalist, author, and avid karaoke fan Rob Sheffield hosts a special karaoke night in honor of his new book, Turn Around Bright Eyes. Tickets are limited and cost $10; good towards $10 off the book, and include refreshments and a turn at the mic!
The Franklin Park Reading Series celebrates vacation season with its annual "Travels and Jounreys" reading. Four of the summer's hottest novelists — Emma Straub (The Vacationers), Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning), Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You), and Boris …
The Franklin Park Reading Series celebrates vacation season with its annual "Travels and Jounreys" reading. Four of the summer's hottest novelists — Emma Straub (The Vacationers), Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning), Courtney Maum (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You), and Boris Fishman (A Replacement Life) — along with short fiction master Aaron Burch (Backswing) will lead a tour of exotic locales, from Majorca to Paris. The fun includes $4 drafts and a raffle for the authors' books.
EMMA STRAUB is from New York City. She is the author of the novels The Vacationers and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, New York Magazine, Tin House, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and The Paris Review Daily. A staff writer for Rookie, Straub lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.
TIPHANIE YANIQUE is from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. She is the author of the new novel Land of Love and Drowning and the story collection How to Escape from a Leper Colony, A 2010 Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award winner, she was named by the National Book Awards as one of 2011’s “5 Under 35.” She teaches at the New School and lives in Brooklyn and Saint Thomas.
COURTNEY MAUM is the author of the debut novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature. She then lived in France for five years, where she worked as a party promoter for Corona Extra, which had everything to do with getting a visa and nothing to do with her degree. Today, Maum splits her time between the Berkshires, New York City, and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist. Read more of her work at CourtneyMaum.tumblr.com or find her on Twitter @cmaum.
BORIS FISHMAN was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He is the editor of Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He lives in New York City. A Replacement Life is his first novel.
AARON BURCH is the editor of HOBART: another literary journal and the author of the story collection Backswing and the novella How to Predict the Weather. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrelhouse, New York Tyrant, Unsaid, elimae, and other publications, and he is the winner of PANK’s First Chapbook Competition. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan