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BBP’s 2015 Books Beneath the Bridge series to feature Jami Attenberg and Dennis Dunaway, among others

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July 9, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Patti Smith reads at a 2012 Books Beneath the Bridge event.  Photo by Julienne Schaer

Books Beneath the Bridge, a free summer literary series hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC), is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park for its fourth season. Sponsored by AT&T, the program partners with independent bookstores that curate outdoor readings, which include a Q&A and book signing with featured authors.

The BBPC this week announced the full lineup for the 2015 series, which includes acclaimed authors Kate Bolick, Jami Attenberg and Dennis Dunaway. The weekly program will feature a Poetry Salon and several readings, all framed by views of the sunset against the New York skyline. Each event is free and open to the public.

The program began July 6 and will run for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect at 7 p.m. (entrance at Old Fulton and Furman streets).

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Participating bookstores organize their respective evenings by selecting a theme and authors of their choice. In addition to hearing renowned authors read from their work, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A, purchase books and meet the authors during a book signing following the reading.  

See below for event details:

 

July 13: Greenlight Bookstore

Poetry Salon

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Hosted by Angel Nafis

 

July 20: powerHouse Arena

Jami Attenberg, “Saint Mazie”

Kate Bolick, “Spinster: Making a Life on One’s Own”

 

July 27: Community Bookstore Park Slope

A Celebration of Harper Lee

 

Aug. 3: WORD

Naomi Novik, “Uprooted”

Peter V. Brett, “The Skull Throne”

 

Aug. 10: BookCourt

Dennis Dunaway, “Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs: My Experience in the Alice Cooper Group”


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