Linda's Professional Journey

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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.


Written by Linda

September 6, 2008 at 4:05 am

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