The PTA of Public School 8, The Robert Fulton School, is sponsoring its first annual Night to Celebrate Reading, with special guest Gabriel Byrne, on Thursday, November 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Umbrage Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Check out the official website [This link is no longer available on the Internet] for the list of authors and scholars in attendance (Tad Friend and Josh Neufeld, to name two of many), as well as the list of donated books that will be available for sale, including Virginia Heffernan and Mike Albo’s The Underminer and David Samuels’ The Runner.
I hesitated about posting this news because it is really Mr. Byrne’s neighborhood and he doesn’t need a bunch of us checking out where he lives. smile However, it warms my librarian heart to see him support, nay, even celebrate reading, so thanks to Lara for the scoop on this event and for prodding me to alert you to it.
Now go read something good!
All of the photos by Aki Tuccu. There is a report at the Brooklyn Heights Blog as well.
Yet Another Update: Liz Gumbinner, AKA Mom-101, an author who read her own work that evening, has a great post at her blog about this event.