PS8 Celebrity Book Reading

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PS8 elementary school in Brooklyn Heights is hosting a book reading fundraiser and they've lined up some heavy hitters from the literary world. Clear your calendar this Thursday (11/19) for a night of great books and a guest appearance by Brooklyn's own Gabriel Byrne.

PART I (7 to 8 o'clock pm)
Tad Friend, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor

Warren St. John, reporter for The New York Times and author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania
Melissa Milgrom, PS 8 parent, and author of the forthcoming novel, Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

Rich Benjamin, scholar, journalist and author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey into the Heart of White America

Paul Zelinsky, former PS 8 parent, author and illustrator of The Wheels on the Bus, Rapunzel and Rumpelstitlskin, will speak about the research around retelling a fairytale.

Janice Eidus, PS 8 parent and author of The War of the Rosens.

PART II (8 to 9 o'clock pm)

Josh Neufeld, cartoonist, illustrator and writer of the graphic novelization, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and A Few Perfect Hours and Other Stories from Southeast Asia & Central Europe.

Beth Feldman & Liz Gumbinner, co-authors of See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World's Most Harried Blogging Moms

Fiona Maazel, author of Last Last Chance: A Novel

Sarah Langan, author of Audrey's Door.

Paola Corso, poet, essayist and author of Giovanna's 86 Circles and Other Stories

Nan Richardson & Claudia Pearson, PS 8 parent and writer, and illustrator of A Tribal Alphabet

Arthur Phillips, author of The Song is You: A Novel; Prague.

Donated copies of other books from local authors will also be for sale.

Thursday, November 19, from 7-9 pm

Umbrage Gallery

111 Front St., Suite 208

Dumbo, Brooklyn

**Suggested donation/person: $20**

*All proceeds from this event benefit the PS8 PTA to fund special programs and workshops, enrichment programs, and school supplies and materials.



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