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Literary Brooklyn: Author Talk with Evan Hughes, Weds. December 14th, 6:30pm

Dec 13, 2011 9:52 AM | 0 comments

Please join us this Wednesday, December 14th, for the latest installment of our monthly series of author talks.  This month we are pleased to welcome Evan Hughes, author of Literary Brooklyn.  Please note that the program is on the second Wednesday of the month, as opposed to the usual fourth Wednesday, due to the busy holiday season.

Literary Brooklyn uncovers the borough's -- and a nation's -- history through the minds of its greatest writers.  In it, Hughes not only traces the origins of Brooklyn's contemporary literary scene but illuminates a revealing slice of American urban history.  Starting with Walt Whitman, Brooklyn's first laureate, through the greats of the twentieth century, such as Henry Miller, Marianne Moore, Richard Wright, to today's prominent writers -- Jonathan Lethem, Jhumpa Lahiri, Colson Whitehead, and more -- Hughes peers into their lives, their work, and their Brooklyn, the home that shaped them.  Chapter by chapter, Hughes uses Brooklyn's literary tradition to tell the story of city life in America. 

Seating is limited to 40 people, so please arrive at 6:30pm to claim a ticket.  Wine and cheese will be served.  The author talk begins at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!