Only 20% of children in the neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, New York, can read at grade level. That number is astoundingly low, but three enterprising young individuals hope to change that through a new non-government organization. They’ve created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for things like after-school and weekend programs, as well as obtaining their 501(c) non-profit status....more
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Head to An Evening with The Believer tonight. The event will be introduced by The Believer editor Andrew Leland and will feature readings from Joanna Fuhrman, Alan Gilbert, and Margo Jefferson, as well as a conversation between The Believer editor Ross Simonini and author Gary Lutz.
Tomorrow is the Brooklyn Book Festival, which means everyone in Brooklyn will gather in auditoria and listen to writers speak. Because many of these writers will be from Brooklyn themselves. Because, as Colson Whitehead remarked, “Google ‘brooklyn writer’ and you’ll get, Did you mean: the future of literature as we know it?”...more