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Poetry Reading This Evening at Brooklyn Heights Library

The Eagle reports that this evening (Wednesday, April 23) at 6:15 there will be a free poetry reading, with light refreshments served, at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (between Pierrepont and Tillary streets). The reading will feature works by Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Allen Ginsberg, Ishmael […]

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Philip Levine, Poet, on Living in Brooklyn Heights

Philip Levine, Poet Laureate of the U.S. for 2011-2012 (poets laureate are appointed for two year terms) divides his time between California and Brooklyn Heights, but as he says in the video you can see after the jump, Brooklyn is what he calls home. The video, published by the Cortland Review, starts in Levine’s residence, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, September 22 is the Brooklyn Book Festival (photo; video after the jump), “the largest free literary event in New York City.” It will take place at Borough Hall and the adjacent plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Possible thunderstorms are forecast, but with luck they’ll stay away, and plenty […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

This evening (Friday, July 12) at 8:00 Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by several contemporary composers, performed by Wendy Sutter (photo) on cello and Olga Vinokur on piano. On Saturday evening at 8:00 there will be a “Masterworks” concert featuring works by Bach, Samuel Adler, Sir Arnold Bax, and Debussy, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Step out into the cool(er) evening air and do some stargazing this Saturday (June 1) evening at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 8:00. Feel like making some music? The Sing For Hope pianos will be available this Saturday through Sunday, June 16. In our area, pianos can be found at Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Culminates Sunday, 9/23 Throughout Brooklyn Heights

More details on The Brooklyn Book Festival, which reaches its finale Sunday, September 23, at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall & Plaza, with 280+ authors and poets participating amid 104+ panels. More than four dozen “bookend” events will also take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among highlights: A conversation between Borough Prez Marty Markowitz & […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 1) the Brooklyn Film Festival starts at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema with screenings of Brooklyn Castle (8:00 p.m., Cinema 2, sold out) and Rose (photo) (8:30 p.m., Cinema 1, tickets available through the Festival website linked above). The Festival continues through the weekend, the following week and weekend, finishing on Sunday, […]

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Wesley McNair, Maine’s Poet Laureate, Reads at Plymouth Church

Yesterday evening the New England Society in the City of Brooklyn held its annual poetry event at Plymouth Church. This year’s featured poet was Wesley McNair, professor emeritus and poet in residence at the University of Maine, Farmington, and Poet Laureate of Maine. He began by expressing his delight at being, for the first time, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestion: Brooklyn Poetry at BHS

This in from the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton): Poets and editors Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Michael Tyrell of Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn will discuss their work on the anthology and share samplings from the book that express the borough’s rich and diverse literary history. This event is jointly sponsored […]

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DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

The DUMBO Arts Festival returns this weekend, with plenty of treats for eye, ear, and mind, and perhaps even for your backside if you choose to perch on one of the rocks upholstered by Elizabeth Demaray, an artist and Rutgers professor with a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, shown here working on a project […]

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