Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom

Map: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Past Events

Ali Eteraz – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Courtroom, Brooklyn, NY

“The Racial Realities of Fiction presented by the Times Literary Supplement.” Featuring Ali Eteraz (Native Believer), T. Geronimo Johnson (Welcome to Braggsville), and Esmeralda Santiago (Conquistadora) in conversation with Stig Abell, editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

Joe Meno – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Courtroom, Brooklyn, NY

“The Nature of Sacrifice.” A.M. Homes (May We Be Forgiven), Joe Meno (Marvel and a Wonder), and Terry McMillan (Who Asked You?) address family conflict and the many dimensions of sacrifice. A brotherly bond tested by an act of violence and betrayal, a woman taking care of her abandoned grandsons, and a grandfather and grandson […]

Kaylie Jones – Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Courtroom, Brooklyn, NY

“Blood Relatives.” Dennis Lehane (World Gone By), Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian), and Terry McMillan (Who Asked You?) discuss what happens when families get mixed up in sin and crime and what people will do to protect themselves and their own. Moderated by New York Times editor John Williams.

Eric Charles May – Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Imprisonment. In literature, prison can be a literal place and a metaphor. Whether it’s a man leaving prison with a religious transformation, a teenager sentenced to life for murdering his girlfriend, or characters held captive in their seemingly ordinary lives, these authors look at the different ways in which society can incarcerate us all. Joyce […]