Brooklyn Bookbeat

Anthology tells the story of Coney Island in historical fiction and non-fiction

The history of Coney Island is fairly well known. In the early 19th century, it was known as a place where people could commune with nature and only a few guest houses existed. … Full Article

Retired teacher hosts poetry workshops in bookstores

Anthony Vigorito is on a one-man mission to increase the popularity of poetry in Brooklyn. One good way to do that, he said, is to create a whole new generation of poets. … Full Article

Artist Basquiat’s notebooks to be published

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1968-1988) was one of the most important New York artists of the 1980s. Beginning as a member of SAMO, a group of Lower East Side-based graffiti artists, he soon became renowned for his neo-expressionist style. … Full Article

Review: Strong storytelling in 'Among Thieves'

The brotherhood of criminals gets an incisive, gritty look in this highly entertaining launch of Brooklyn-based writer John Clarkson's new series. … Full Article

Reading to commemorate 50th anniversary of Voting Rights March

Author, visual artist and storyteller Willie Mae Brown will read “My Selma” and “A Defiant Leader” on Feb. 15 at the Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park.  … Full Article

Author pens post-apocalyptic novel to be published in February

Author Sandra Newman transports readers into a dystopian world in her newest work “The Country of Ice Cream Star,” which will be released on Feb. 10 and has been described as “unbearably beautiful.” … Full Article

New book brings food-focused discussion to BookCourt

“The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment — and Who Is Responsible,” by Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman, will be featured at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at BookCourt — just in time for February Heart Health Month.   … Full Article

Grammy Award-winning spoken word artist to visit Brooklyn Museum for book talk

J. Ivy, a Grammy and Peabody award-winner who has collaborated with Jay-Z, Kanye West, John Legend, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, and many more will be at The Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, Feb. … Full Article

Renowned ABT dancer to speak about memoir in Bed-Stuy

Misty Copeland, who has made history as the only African-American soloist dancing with the renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will visit Brooklyn on Jan. … Full Article

Brooklyn-related crime thrillers published

Two Brooklyn-based crime thrillers have been published by Minotaur Books. … Full Article

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