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Friday, November 19, 2010

Indulge Yourself In Coney Island And Brooklyn Culture This Weekend

Brooklyn writers; Michael Schwartz and Elizabeth Gaffney share their work and passion of Brooklyn and Coney Island this Saturday at the Brooklyn Historical Society with written works as well as poems, performance, and song in this exiting event.
From the artists:
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ will to perform;"Hey Gerry!" and Other Selected Short Stories, Poems, Monologues, and Song.  His Coney Island writings have been exciting and entertaining audiences all over New York City.  In addition to a reading by acclaimed Metropolis novelist Elizabeth Gaffney.  She'll read from her new historical Brooklyn set novel.  The event is followed by Q & A session with each of the two writers.
 
The event is part of part of: "Artist & Artifact - Re-visioning Brooklyn's Past"  Which is the culmination of the "Interpreting Brooklyn" grant from the Brooklyn Historical Society, awarded to ten artists, including two writers (Michael Schwartz and Elizabeth Gaffney), several visual artists, and one composer, who will all be exhibited in the show.  Each artist has focused on a different section of Brooklyn and an aspect of its history.  The month long exhibit includes an audio recording of Schwartz performing one of his stories, a book containing all of the fifteen pieces he contributed, and an enlarged, wall-sized excerpt of a stirring section of his Cyclone roller coaster set short story "Hey Gerry!  (Besides being a writer, Schwartz is also an actor and director.)



Artist and Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn's Past
Writers: Michael Schwartz and Elizabeth Gaffney
Saturday November 20th 2010
2PM to 4PM
FREE ADMISSION
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-222-4111
brooklynhistory.org

The exhibit runs: 
November 11 - December 17 2010
at the Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-222-4111
brooklynhistory.org
and BRIC Rotunda Gallery
located at 33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-875-4047
bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art

(Schwartz's work is being exhibited at Brooklyn Historical Society.)

ALL THE PROGRAMS AND THE EXHIBITION ARE FREE ADMISSION AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Getting there:
subway:
R train (and maybe also the M?) to Court Street station
or 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Borough Hall station
or A, C, F trains to Jay Street Borough Hall station 



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posted by Omar Robau @ 11/19/2010 02:16:00 AM 

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