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Hundreds pack Sedaris reading at Cobble Hill bookstore

Cobble Hill
“Write every day,” famed author David Sedaris told a jam-packed room of writers and readers at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Thursday night. … Full Article

‘Orange Is The New Black’ based on Brooklynite’s memoir

Brooklyn Boro
When “Orange is the New Black” first premiered last summer, Brooklyn Eagle spoke to Piper Kerman — whose life and memoir, also titled “Orange is the New Black,” inspired the popular Netflix series. … Full Article

Brooklyn author to release ‘Now I See You’ at local bookstore

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn author Nicole C. Kear’s memoir “Now I See You,” which focuses on Kear’s journey as a legally-blind mother of three, will be launched at BookCourt at 7 p.m. on June 24.   … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 Books Beneath the Bridge series line-up

DUMBO
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) has announced the full lineup for its third annual Books Beneath the Bridge series. … Full Article

Renowned writer David Sedaris to speak in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential  writers, is coming to Brooklyn to discuss his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (Back Bay Books), on-sale in paperback June 3. … Full Article

Literary dads share stories on modern fatherhood in new anthology

Brooklyn Boro
With Father's Day just around the corner, a group of esteemed writers are sharing their experiences as fathers in a poignant collection titled “When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood.” Edited by Brookl … Full Article

Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint

Greenpoint
Susan Choi and Sarah McCarry, two acclaimed Brooklyn novelists, will appear at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on June 12 to discuss their recent work. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s latest novel brings Coney Island to life

Coney Island
Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anoin … Full Article

DUMBO book launch party features show & tell

DUMBO
New York-based writer Courtney Maum will soon release her debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” (on-sale June 10; Touchstone), in Brooklyn—with a night of “show & tell” featuring regret-themed stories. … Full Article

‘Jefferson Avenue’ presents 1950s Bed-Stuy: The gangs, lives, loves and humor

In his new memoir, “Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood, 1941-1958,” Dr. James O’Kane reveals the boyhood that launched a life in criminology. … Full Article

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