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Events Tag: Brooklyn Book Festival

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Michael Imperioli — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Imperioli presents The Perfume Burned His Eyes at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Location TBA. FRACTURED LIVES: The after-life is usually a term reserved for the deceased, but what about the life after you lose someone? Novels by Laura van den Berg (The Third Hotel), Michael Imperioli (The Perfume Burned His Eyes), and Sigrid Nunez (The Friend) […]

Bernice L. McFadden, Kevin Holohan — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Bernice L. McFadden presents Praise Song for the Butterflies at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Full details TBA. IN THE FACE OF FEAR: The latest books by award-winning writers Terry McMillan (I Almost Forgot About You), Lee Martin (The Mutual UFO Network), and Bernice L. McFadden (Praise Song for the Butterflies) all feature strong lead characters that are […]

Katia D. Ulysse — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Katia D. Ulysse presents Mouths Don’t Speak at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon Street. THE AFTERMATH: Psychological, unseen injuries are often the most difficult to identify and treat. As medicine struggles to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder, literature is recognizing its reality and import. Novelists Shahriar Mandanipour (Moon Brow), Katia D. […]

Michael Imperioli — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Imperioli presents The Perfume Burned His Eyes at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Location TBA. COMING OF AGE IN NYC: Young adulthood is a particularly raw and fraught time, but coming of age in the city where great privilege and ambition abuts great adversity, the stakes are even higher. Khary Lazarre-White’s Passage tells the story of Warrior, […]

Pete Hamill, Tayari Jones, Laura Lippman — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

TOP-SHELF NOIR: Brooklyn’s beloved Pete Hamill (A Killing for Christ) is joined by best-selling authors Laura Lippman (Sunburn; Liza Jane & the Dragon) and Tayari Jones (editor, Atlanta Noir; An American Marriage) in a program of haunting, unforgettable noir fiction. Dwyer Murphy (CrimeReads) will moderate this event featuring short readings and a discussion, followed by […]

Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

ACTIVIST ATHLETES: Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response—from fans, owners, even the President—has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King […]

Justine Bateman — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

LET’S TALK ABOUT BEING FAMOUS: Most dictionary definitions of fame start by noting it is a state of being widely known and widely recognized, which can be both cool and a curse. Does being famous open doors or box one in? Is privacy undervalued in our reality based contemporary times? Actor/authors Justine Bateman (Fame), and […]


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