Around Town: August 3rd-9th

 

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c4ecaabc1c2106409288585dec1abbc2.thumbnailAugust 5th- The Secrets of Book Publishing with Sue Shapiro

The Strand
828 Broadway at 12th Street

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Author Sue Shapiro hosts an illuminating panel called “The Secrets of Book Publishing” in honor of her new novel, What’s Never Said. Join a panel of top editors, agents, and authors as they talk about the publishing industry:

  • Former New York Times editor Frank Flaherty, author of The Elements of Story
  • Viking/Penguin editor Beena Kamlani
  • Janklow & Nesbit literary agent Kirby Kim
  • Literary agent Renée Zuckerbrot
  • Wendy Sherman Associates literary editor Kimberly Perel, author of Wedding Cake for Breakfast
  • Danielle Perez, Executive Editor at Berkley/Penguin
  • Naomi Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of Heliotrope Books
  • Kenan Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List

Buy a copy of What’s Never Said or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City by Luther Campbell

powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 7-9pm

At a time when our communities are under attack from police brutality, abysmal public education, and poverty, Luther’s amazing life story The Book of Luke shows how one person can change a community and a country.

About The Book of Luke:

You may think rapper Luther Campbell (formerly of 2 Live Crew) is the kind of guy you would find in a dance club or on a crazy reality show. But the truth is that these days, he is likely to be found coaching football to inner-city kids, or at a city council meeting, fighting to get more funding for education, housing, or youth programs.

It may be surprising to some, but Luther has been fighting for justice for himself and others his entire life.  Born in Miami’s notorious Liberty City neighborhood, Luther saw poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His Uncle Ricky didn’t want him to get trapped by the “invisible chains” of systemic racism, and schooled him on the necessity of a man “owning his own ass”—controlling his own livelihood and owning property (land and/or home).

Twenty years later, this one time King of Dirty Rap is better known as “Coach” to Miami high school students, and leads his players to state and national championships on the gridiron. He is a columnist for the Miami New Times, where he holds politicians accountable for their silence on important issues. He has even run for mayor of Miami on those same issues. Luther Campbell has taken his fame and fortune and returned to the streets of Liberty City, where he works tirelessly every day to save young men from the street corners. And The Book of Luke is a passionate call to action for us all to embrace community and never give up the fight for justice. I hope you’ll strongly consider introducing this book to your audience.

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Poets & Writers compiles a great list of local readings… be sure to click through and check out those available this week!