TONIGHT: Book Festival ‘Bookend’ events continue with Jonathan Ames, Ben Sargent

The week-long series of Bookend Events leading up to Sunday’s Brooklyn Book Festival continues on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with some of the borough’s most esteemed authors. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, include film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances. The programs will be held at clubs, bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 BOOKEND EVENTS:

BBTB: Paul Harding in Conversation with Michele Filgate, presented by Brooklyn Public Library, Community Bookstore & Congregation Beth Elohim. Harding discusses his second novel Enon” which follows a character from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Tinkers.

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

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.cbebk.org/brooklynbythebook

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Catch as Catch Can with Ben Sargent. Greenpoint resident and renegade fisherman Ben Sargent preps recipes from his new book, The Catch.” Sustainable seafood snacks, local beer, and author Q&A with tales of the high seas. Co-sponsored by Slow Food NYC and the Food Book Fair.

Location: The Brooklyn Kitchen. 100 Frost St., entrance on Meeker Ave. (btw. Frost & Leonard St.)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $15

Website: www.thebrooklynkitchen.com

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Nerd Jeopardy! Everyone’s favorite literary trivia night returns! Three teams of three compete for glory in the familiar “Jeopardy!” format. Wine, prizes, and a surprise author or two. Hosted by Ryan Chapman and sponsored by Atavist Books. Participating authors include Jennifer Gilmore and Jonathan Ames.

Location: BookCourt, 163 Court St. (btw. Pacific and Dean St)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.bookcourt.com

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ringShout: A Place For Black Literature 4th Annual Reading Series. Join ringShout for its annual Bookend evening of readings and conversations with three exciting new writers of the African Diaspora: Kiese Laymon (“Long Division”),Sheri Booker (“Nine Years Under”) and Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, reading from her work-in-progress. Co-sponsored by the Franklin Park Reading Series. Media support by Bold As Love Magazine.

Location: Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. John's Place btw. Classon Ave. & Franklin Ave.

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $6 (includes one drink)

Websitewww.theringshout.comwww.franklinparkbrooklyn.com

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Imprint Launch: Lizzie Skurnick Books, with Lois Duncan. Jezebel.com columnist and author Lizzie Skurnick celebrates the launch of her Brooklyn-based publishing imprint, which will publish beloved out-of-print YA novels. YA novelist Lois Duncan will join.

Location: powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. at Water St. (DUMBO)

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.powerhousearena.com

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Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark. Author Tony Robins, New York Transit Museum Director Gabrielle Shubert and archivist Carey Stumm discuss the complex and fascinating process of researching and writing the new book, “Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark.

Location: New York Transit Museum, 130 Livingston St. (Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn St.)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.mta.info/museum

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Animal Farm Reading Series. Animal Farm is Brooklyn’s destination for the newest and best writing, in any genre, with a satirical and/or critical point of view. Featuring Adam Langer (“The Thieves of Manhattan”)Kiese Laymon (“Long Division”), Erin Gloria Ryan, and Jennifer DeMeritt.

Location: Over the Eight, 594 Union Ave. at North 11th St.

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Website: www.animalfarmnyc.com