Posted by Nick Curley This lit news business of ours is half bullfighter’s ring, half tavern alleyway. An unending deathtrap spurred by a swinging red cape of lush Cabernets and Shiraz (Shirazes? Shirazi?). In our world, Wednesday night is no excuse to not party. This is Brooklyn: I’m told that we go hard. Come kick this midweek in the belly with the editors of V1 at the latest installment of our monthly reading series at Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, in […]
Vol. 1 Story Series, August, 2009
I’m not sure what it’s like elsewhere, but anybody in or around Brooklyn can attest that the dog days are officially upon us. We are kinda dying here in the 90 + degree weather. Thankfully, Bar Matchless has air conditioning and beer to cool us off with during this months phenomenal, somewhat Greenpoint-heavy lineup that includes the premier of twee-wunderkinds Dream Diary. ———Miss Heather (NewYorkShitty.com) —-Rachel Shukert (Author, Have You no Shame?) ——–Juliet Linderman (Editor of Greenpoint Gazette) —- Maggie […]
Writers of Brooklyn, unite!
Our pal, Shane Dixon Kavanaugh from OVERFLOW Magazine recently sent this out. Very worth attending. Ladies & Gentlemen: Resolve yourself to drink this Thursday, in the company of staggering minds and familiar strangers. A few of the good folks over at Slice Magazine, OVERFLOW, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn cordially invite you to join fellow writers, publishers, editors, agents, and artists in celebrating Brooklyn’s literary community. No gimmicks. No ballyhoo. No hidden agenda. Just good people (and hopefully great weather). Alchemy, […]
Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series, July, 2009
“Beach Boys”For our July installment, Vol. 1 is excited to present five storytellers who will dig into their souls for moments in their lives that were influences by the beach, boys, boys on the beach, or bands named Beach Boys. Bob Powers —Reading from his new book “The Terrible Horrible, Temp to Perm Debacle” Adira Amram —New cd “Hot Jams For Teens” out now Julia Wertz —Comic artist, fartparty.org Zack Lipez —Singer of the band Freshkills. Writer. Jason Diamond —Vol. […]
Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series, April, 2009
For some, Thursday is a night to prepare for the weekend that everybody is apparently working for, while for others it’s 30 Rock night. But for the most part, Friday-Saturday nights are for the amateurs, and you can simply check out the continuing adventures of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, and Tracy Jordan on NBC’s website over the weekend. Thursday night is the real night to shine. More specifically, the one on April 9th will be pretty momentous as we present […]
Extra, Extra! John Wray Writes to Music.
New York’s latest literary initiate and Vol. 1 alumnus John Wray, whose third novel Lowboy was published to critical acclaim last month, has provided the New York Times’ Paper Cuts with a playlist of seven songs that helped him write the book. Apparently, his last two novels were written in silence, inside and at a desk — an “office” in all senses of the word. But Wray has always coveted “workspaces,” if only for the romantic idea that loud, unrestrained […]
March Vol. 1 highlights
Thanks to everybody who came out on March 14th for another great Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series. Thanks to our friend Kristine R. Franklin for the photos. Our host, Dreidel Hustler of Heeb Magazine Tim Adams of The Teenage Prayers Lux Alptraum of Fleshbot.com Franz Nicolay
Vol. 1 Brooklyn Story Series, March 2009
Saturday is going to be beautiful all day long, and then, as night approaches, the mercury will dip a bit — we suggest going over to Bar Matchless (577 Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn) for our monthly Vol. 1 reading series where you will be kept warm by a combination of drinks and an incredible lineup. As always, all profits from the five dollar suggested donation will go to our favorite nonprofit organization (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn) dedicated to […]