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2008 Brooklyn Book Festival

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Well I will be attending this event, which is on September 14 from 10am to 6pm, mostly as a representative from JLHLS with two co-writers, and the full schedule is up at the website..

Public transit from the MTA is the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall.

I pulled out events I would like to go to, but there are some conflicts in the 12pm slot. I figure that I’ll have to think about it some more.

10:00 a.m. The Fourth World. Authors Pico Iyer and Breyten Breytenbach, in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, explore the possibilities and challenges of creating a sense of place between traditional categories of race, nationality, religion and community in a Middle or a Fourth World.

11:00 a.m. Words and More Words. Robert and Carol Greenman, authors of Words That Make a Difference and More Words that Make a Difference, talk about how to use words in a masterly way — boldly, precisely, creatively and memorably.

12:00 p.m. The Ties that Unbind: Marriage, Dissolution and ConnectionPhillip Lopate (Two Marriages), Andrew Sean Greer (The Story of a Marrriage), Lore Segal (Shakespeare’s Kitchen) and Kate Christensen (The Great Man) read from their recent novels. Moderated by Jay Kaplan, Brooklyn Public Library.

12:00 p.m. International Influences. Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings) and novelist John Wray (Canaan’s Tongue), two celebrated Brooklyn-based writers, discuss the pleasure of discovering literary voices from abroad and the ways in which international writing has shaped their own work.

1:00 p.m. Out of Place.  Three writers on the exciting, disconcerting, and sometimes dangerous experience of being out of place.  Featuring Moustafa Bayoumi (How Does it Feel to be a Problem?), David Rakoff (Don’t Get too Comfortable) and Rivka Galchen: Atmospheric Disturbances.  Moderated by Matt Weiland.

2:00 p.m. Selling, Hunting and Serving Food in America. A discussion with Steven Jenkins (Cheese Primer, The Food Life), Steven Rinella (The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine) and The Waiter, Steve Dublanica (Waiter Rant).  Moderated by Melissa Clark.

3:00 p.m. Generation Now.  Three groundbreaking writers under the age of thirty read and discuss their work, Tao Lin (Cognitive-Behavorial Therapy, BED), Nathaniel Rich (The Mayor’s Tongue) and Christy C. Road (Bad Habits).

5:00 p.m. Brooklyn’s Place in History. Patricia O’Brien (Harriet and Isabella) and Bud Livingston (President Lincolns Third Largest City) discuss Brooklyn’s history during and after the Civil War.

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Written by Linda

September 6, 2008 at 4:05 am

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