Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Brooklyn Historical Society

Map: 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Past Events

Bernice L. McFadden & Elizabeth Nunez — Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

Join Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan), Kaitlyn Greenidge, Garnette Cadogan, and Quincy Troupe at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a panel on Literature by Black Writers in the Age of Trump. Moderated by Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise). For tickets and information, click here.

Elizabeth Nunez – Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

“Fiction by Black Writers: Who are the Readers?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Yaa Gyasi . . . some of today’s biggest names in fiction are black writers, and yet a predominantly white publishing industry maintains the assumption that black literature lacks marketability. Join writer and distinguished academic Dr. Elizabeth Nunez for a […]

Matthew McGevna – Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Historical Society Library, Brooklyn, NY

“Confronting Tomorrow.” At the intersection of youth and adulthood, three young protagonists and their friends and families confront realities that change their lives. Joanne Hillhouse (Musical Youth), Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines), and Matthew McGevna (Little Beasts) deal with actions that change one and cannot be changed. Short readings and discussion. Moderator TBA.

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, K’wan, Johnny Temple – Brooklyn Historial Society, Brooklyn, NY

“Told It First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’.” Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson sits down with Albert “Prodigy” Johnson (H.N.I.C.), best-selling author K’wan (Black Lotus), and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books to talk about hip hop’s next frontier: the literary world. $10 general admission; $5 for BHS and G-W Members.