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Walter Mosley, Angela Davis and other literary icons to appear at 12th National Black Writers Conference in Brooklyn

The 12th Annual National Black Writers Conference, featuring such literary icons as Walter Mosley, Angela Davis, Maryse Conde and others, will be held from March 27-30 at Medgar Evers College.  … Full Article

Sisters wage pop culture war at DUMBO book launch

DUMBO
Sisters Eve and Leonora Epstein — one from Generation X, the other from Generation Y — compare their lives through the lens of TV, music, technology and pop culture in their new book, “X vs. … Full Article

Bestselling author to launch ‘Pete Rose’ in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
On Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Kostya Kennedy will be signing copies of “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Acclaimed writers to appear in conversation in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
Esteemed author Therese Walsh will appear in Brooklyn on March 10 to discuss her new novel, “The Moon Sisters,” with fellow author Barbara O’Neal, who recently published “The All You Can Dream Buffet.” The two will speak at BookCourt in Cobble Hill at 7 p.m., after which they will sign book … Full Article

New novel intertwines mythology and history

Bay Ridge
Anne Fortier’s New York Times bestselling debut “Juliet” quickly became an international bestseller published in 33 territories worldwide, and her new novel, “The Lost Sisterhood” (Ballantine Hardcover; March 11), already has received similar recognition. … Full Article

St. Francis to host acclaimed author and poet

Brooklyn Heights
Emphasizing the importance of women entrepreneurs, the St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship and the Women's Studies Program are coming together to bring a series of successful women to campus to teach others about overcoming obstacles and building a solid business. … Full Article

Jeffrey Eugenides reads, draws laughs at BAM

Fort Greene
"It’s great to be here, back in Brooklyn," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides told a jam-packed room at the BAMCafé Wednesday night. … Full Article

‘House Hold’ discusses importance of place

DUMBO
Tracing her own history by conjuring the spaces that shaped it, Brooklyn author Ann Peters, in her poignant memoir “House Hold: A Memoir of Place,” invites readers to journey with her from  … Full Article

Esteemed writers to converse, launch books in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
When New York-based writer Therese Walsh began writing “The Moon Sisters: A Novel” (Crown Publishers; March 4, 2013), she was fascinated with telling the story of a young woman’s curious quest to carry out her deceased mother’s unfulfilled dream. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s inventive novel imagines ‘A Highly Unlikely Scenario’

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Cantor has created a whole new world in her debut novel — a humorous and playful science fiction story called “A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World.” Published in January by Melville House, Cantor’s novel imagines a … Full Article

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