Mark Your Calendars: Brooklyn Reading Works 2012-2013
Brooklyn Reading Works at the Old Stone House, a monthly thematic reading series, presents emerging and established writers in a historic stone house in an idyllic Park Slope park.
Highlights of the upcoming season include: Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead in Writing War: Veterans who Write Fiction and Memoir; a panel on the future of publishing with author Joshua Henkin, as well as editors, agents and publishers; a reading of new plays by Brooklyn playwrights presented by playwright Rosemary Moore; Banquet featuring writers who use food as metaphor or subject matter; and, of course, the annual Edgy Moms, feisty and fun writing about mothers and motherhood.
Conde Nast Traveler in a piece about Literary Brooklyn wrote: “Brooklyn Reading Works at The Old Stone House is the Best Place to Chase Fiction with a Bit of History. Reconstructed from a 1699 Dutch farmhouse that played a key role in the Revolutionary War, the Old Stone House is now a museum. Once a month you can hear up-and-coming writers discuss themes ranging from “Make Mine a Double”—on women and drinking—to books by war veterans (336 Third St.; 718-768-3195).”
Mark you calenders, here is the 2012-2013 season. All events at 8PM except for Young Writers which begins at 7PM. $5 suggested donation includes wine and refreshments.
September 20, 2012: Young Writers Night (poetry, fiction and song) curated by Hannah Frishberg. This event is a Brooklyn Book Festival Book End event.
October 18, 2012: Poetry: A Cure for the Common curated by Patrick Smith
November 15, 2012: Writing War: Fiction and Memoir by Vets featuring Anthony Swofford author of Jarhead and Hotels, Hospitals and Jails. Curated by Peter Catapano of the New York Times.
December 6, 2012: Banquet: Food as Metaphor or Subject in Fiction, Memoir or Poetry with Karen Ritter and others. An annual benefit for a local food pantry curated by Ame Gilbert and Louise Crawford.
January 17, 2013: The Truth and Publishing curated by John Guidry (Truth and Rocket Science). A panel discussion about the future of writers, agents, editors and publishing with author Josh Henkin and others.
February 28, 2013: New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights curated by Rosemary Moore
March 14, 2013: Voices from the East: In the Year of the Snake curated by Sophia Romero (The Shiksa from Manila). An annual celebration of Asian and Asian-American authors, last year’s event included Susan Choi, Catherine Chung author of Forgotten Country and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang.
May 9, 2012: 7th Annual Edgy Moms curated by Louise Crawford and Sophia Romero