St. Francis College, Maroni Theater (Room 7402, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn)
St. Francis College in partnership with the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present a two-part Brooklyn literature program titled, “Literary Brooklyn.”
Acclaimed author Evan Hughes will discuss his recent book “Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life” and take us into the lives of Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Richard Wright, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Wolfe, and other great Brooklyn-based writers.
Author Tim McLoughlin, a fifth-generation Brooklynite and editor of the Brooklyn-Noir series will read from his work and speak about the legacy of Brooklyn-centric literature and the underlying Brooklyn-inspired stories and motifs found in the work of writers past and present.
The second part of the program will be readings of Brooklyn non-fiction stories by several participants of the 2012 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize.
The winner of the 2012 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize will be announced at this event.