Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brooklyn Book Festival Coming to Franklin Park Tonight and Tomorrow


Brooklyn has long been known for its writers, but only in the last few years has Crown Heights made its way onto the borough's literary map, thanks in large part to the efforts of local organizers who've put together great events and projects including the Franklin Park Reading Series, the Renegade Reading Series, and the Crown Journal. This weekend's Brooklyn Book Festival has acknowledged the neighborhood's efforts with a pair of "Bookend Events" at Franklin Park tonight and tomorrow - check them out!


Wednesday, September 19th

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations Pub Quiz

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of Little, Brown and Company and the 18th Edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, this pub quiz will test your knowledge of who said what! Introduced by Bartlett’s editor Geoffrey O’Brien. Co-hosted by Franklin Park Reading Series.

Location: Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. John’s Place (between Classon and Franklin Avenues)

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Free

Thursday, September 20th

ringShout: A Place For Black Literature Celebrates its 3rd Annual Reading Series

Join ringShout for its 3rd Annual BookEnd event -- a special evening of readings by and conversation with notable African-American writers. Featuring Jacqueline E. Luckett (Passing Love), Calvin Baker(Dominion), and a tribute to novelist Erica Kennedy (Feminista) by her friend Eisa Ulen. Co-hosted by the Franklin Park Reading Series.

Location: Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. John’s Place (between Classon and Franklin Avenues)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Price: Free


2 comments:

  1. The main event of the Brooklyn Book Festival takes place at Jay St/Borough Hall on Sunday. Unmissable in my opinion! Really awesome panels:

    http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/BBF/FestivalEvents

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