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TONIGHT: Book Festival’s Wednesday ‘Bookend’ events feature trivia, publishing tips

At one of these week’s Bookend events leading up to the Brooklyn Book Festival, author Leigh Newman will participate in a “Secrets of Publishing” panel. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookend Events, taking place all week until Sunday’s Festival, resume on Wednesday evening with more innovative literary programs, including a lit-inspired trivia session and a “secrets of publishing” panel. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, are held at bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 BOOKEND EVENTS:

ABC Trivia. Huffington Post Books teams up with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses for the third installment of ABC (arts, books, and culture) trivia. Co-hosted by CLMP members Rob Spillman (Tin House) and Hannah Tinti (One Story), this team-based showdown is dive bar quizzo with a literary twist. Are you up for the challenge? Test yourself with speed rounds like Name That Cover, First Line/Last Line, and more.

Location: 61 Local, 61 Bergen St.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: http://clmporg.tumblr.com/events

RSVP: clmporg@gmail.com

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Fellow Travelers. This reading features two up-and coming NYC based authors: Chavisa Woods (The Albino Album) and Stephen Boyer (Parasite), whose novels follow the lives of queer teenage runaways, one in search of true love and the other in search of something to blow up. With special guest poet Tommy Pico.

Location: Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway (Btw. Broadway & Lawton)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.goodbye-blue-monday.comwww.sevenstories.comwww.publicationstudio.biz

 

Book Launch: Oil & Honey by Bill McKibben. In this personal account of climate activism, the bestselling author and environmentalist leads a protest against the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and helps raise hives with a Vermont beekeeper.

Location: powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. at Water St.

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.powerhousearena.com

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Secrets of Publishing Panel. The panel will spill the secrets of how to break into publishing book reviews, features, fiction and nonfiction books, with panelists: agent Julie Just; Norton book editor Tom MayerNew York Times editorJennifer McDonald; O.com book editor Leigh Newman; Scribner’s editor Colin Harrison; Brooklyn Rail editor John Reed. Moderated by author/writing professor Susan Shapiro. 10% of all book sales go to PEN Emergency Writer’s Fund. 

Location: Park Slope Barnes and Nobles, 267 5th Ave.

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Price: Free

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Pitchapalooza. It's like American Idol for books: Writers get 1 minute to pitch their books to a panel of publishing experts. The winner gets an introduction to an agent or publisher.

Location: Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza (Eastern Pkwy and Flatbush Ave.)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.thebookdoctors.comwww.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

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Be Not Proud: Lapham’s Quarterly presents “Death.” A launch event for the fall issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, featuring the writing of Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Joseph Heller, Mary Roach, Carl Jung, Wallace Stevens, Ovid, W.H. Auden, Albert Camus, and more.

Location: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave. Brooklyn (Btw. Garfield and Carroll)

Time7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.communitybookstore.net/events

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A Celebration with The Baffler and Melville House. The Baffler and Melville House celebrate the launch of Issue 23 of The Baffler and the publication of James Agee's Cotton Tenants (co-published by The Baffler and Melville House), with Baffler editors John Summers, Chris Lehmann and David Graeber. Beer and refreshments provided by Submittable.

Location: Melville House, 145 Plymouth St., on the corner of Plymouth and Pearl

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.mhpbooks.com

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Book Launch: Art Spiegelman presents Co-Mix. Greenlight hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Art Spiegelman, for the bookstore launch of his new book Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps.  Spiegelman presents a talk and slideshow about his work and signs copies of Co-Mix for fans.

Location: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., corner of South Portland

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.greenlightbookstore.com

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Soft Shadows: A Celebration of the Short Story. Gregory Spatz, Dawn Raffel, and Ron Parsans will read and discuss their work and their favorite short stories. Audience members will be invited to share the first paragraph of their favorite short fiction (open mic style).

Location: The Old Stone House of Park Slope, 336 Third St. (btw. 4th and 5th Ave.)

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.theoldstonehouse.orgwww.facebook.com/brooklynreadingworks

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The films of Alfred Hayes. To celebrate NYRB’s reprinting of Alfred Hayes’s novels My Face for the World to See and In Love, BAMcinematek will present a two-day series connecting his prose style to his work as a screenwriter, including screenings of his Italian neo-realist films (Bicycle Thieves, Paisan) and his work for Hollywood (Human Desire, Clash By Night, The Lusty Men).

Location: BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Btw. Ashland and St. Felix)

Time: 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Price: $13/general admission/$8 BAM members

Website: www.bam.org

September 18, 2013 - 9:00am


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