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
111 Front St., Suite 208
**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.