PS 8 Reading Benefit with Gabriel Byrne

This Thursday, PS 8 will host a big reading benefit where the actor Gabriel Byrne, Brooklyn Heights resident and Golden Globe-winning star of HBO’s In Treatment, will join more than a dozen authors reading their works.

The event, Night to Celebrate Reading, will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Umbrage Gallery on 111 Front St., suite 208, in Dumbo. Wine and cheese will be served, and the event is a suggested $20 donation. Author list after the jump.

The readings will be broken into two parts, one lasting from 7 to 8 p.m. and the other from 8 to 9 p.m.


Tad Friend, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor
Warren St. John, Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town and Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania
Melissa Milgrom, Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy
Rich Benjamin, Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey into the Heart of White America
Paul Zelinsky, Wheels on the Bus, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin
Josh Neufeld, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and A Few Perfect Hours and Other Stories from Southeast Asia & Central Europe.


Janice Eidus, The War of the Rosens, Vito Loves Geraldine, Urban Bliss, and The Celibacy Club
Beth Feldman & Liz Gumbinner, co-authors of See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World’s Most Harried Blogging Moms
Fiona Maazel, Last Last Chance: A Novel
Sarah Langan, Audrey’s Door, The Missing, and The Keeper
Paola Corso, Giovanna’s 86 Circles and Other Stories
Nan Richardson & Claudia Pearson, A Tribal Alphabet
Arthur Phillips, The Song is You: A Novel; Prague, The Egyptologist, and Angelica.

Additionally, signed, donated copies of the following books will be available for sale:
Jonathan Ames- The Alcoholic
Stephen Elliott-The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism and Murder (not signed)
Virginia Heffernan & Mike Albo-The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life
Julie Salamon-Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids
David Samuels-The Runner and Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Amy Sohn-Prospect Park West

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  • Cranky

    I saw him (Gabriel Byrne) at the Wine Bar the other night. He wasn’t appearing – lol – he was just eating dinner.

    I fought (successfully – thankfully) the urge to go over and ask him if he accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield. Yeah, yeah he’s probably heard that one a zillion times.

    I know it’s a tv show but he’s so good in that In Treatment show that you want him to be your therapist. And something about Irish men…:-)

  • In the Heights

    The admission is free and it should be a fantastic night. Come to see great authors and support your local public school.

  • regen

    Hi Cranky,

    I quite get the thing about Irish men. Looks like they drink much though…:)

  • davoyager

    I think it was a great success. Some cast of characters these local authors are. And a great range of books. It was a real hit with Mr. Byrne’s reading at the end.
    I’m sure this will be written up in the local papers.

    Congratulations P.S.8