Prospect Park West

Past Events

Saturday 11/7/09 @ 11 AM
Reading and Signing at boing
461 7th Ave. (14th St.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Sunday 11/8/09 @ 5 PM
Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series
with Joshua Henkin, Sue Scarlett Montgomery, and Nancy Jacobs
Brooklyn Artists Gym Gallery
168 7th St., 3rd Floor

Tuesday, 11/10/09 @ 10:30 AM
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival,
St. Louis JCC in St. Louis, MO

Saturday, 11/14/09 @ 2 PM
Signing at Barnes & Noble Park Slope
267 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Monday, 11/16/09 @ 8 PM
Franklin Park Reading Series
curated by Penina Roth
with Said Sayrafiezadeh (When Skateboards Will Be Free), Lianne Stokes, and Jobie Hughes (I Am Number Four, Agony at Dawn)
Franklin Park, 618 St. Johns Place, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Thursday, 11/19/09, 7:30 PM-9 PM
Reading and signing plus special shopping discounts and giveaways at
Diana Kane
229b Fifth Avenue, between President and Carroll in Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, 12/8/09 @ 6 PM
Pen Parentis Reading Series
Libertine Hotel in NY, NY
with Sam Apple

Thursday,1/28/10 @ 7:30 PM
Gelf Magazine’s Non-Motivational Speakers Series
Deconstruct various Brooklyn species through the eyes of Amy Sohn, former New York Magazine sex columnist and author of stroller-shaking Park Slope exegesis Prospect Park West; orthodox bike evangelist Baruch Herzfeld, de facto peacekeeper in Williamsburg’s longstanding Hipster-Hasid cold war; and Dr. Jay Parkinson, Brooklyn-based digital doctor and one of Esquire’s “Radicals and Rebels Who Are Changing the World.”
JLA Studios (Google Maps, Outside.In)
63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
[Next to the F train. Close to the A,C. Accessible by the 2,3].
Doors open at 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.

Thursday, 2/4/10 @ 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street @ South Portland

Tuesday, 3/15/11 at 6:30 pm
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Race and Gentrification in South Brooklyn
Museum of the City of New York

Before Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene and others, there was South Brooklyn. Labeled a “blighted” industrial wasteland by postwar city planners, the area became re-branded in the 1960s and ’70s as “Brownstone Brooklyn,” as idealistic newcomers allied with longtime residents against urban renewal. While some argue that the gentrification of Brownstone Brooklyn is a successful story of neighborhood revitalization, progressive politics, and human scale planning, others argue that it has become a yuppie disaster, driving up property values and pushing out longtime residents. Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn (Oxford, 2011), moderates a discussion with Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea; D. Kenneth Patton, former divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West (Simon & Schuster, 2009); and Michelle de la Uz, executive director of the Fifth Avenue Committee, exploring the racial and economic fault lines in the pro-urban ideal and the contested meaning of Brooklyn. This program is presented as part of the ongoing Urban Forum series, New York Neighborhoods: Preservation and Development. $

$12 Non-Members
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members

*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.
For more information please call 917-492-3395 or click here

The Brooklyn Writers Space LitCrawl Reading
Saturday, May 19, 2012
6 PM.
Bookcourt Bookstore, 163 Court Street near Dean St.

Terence Degnan, Jim Hanas, Heidi Schreck, Amy Sohn

Was everything really OK for Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court when the no smoking sign dinged off? Come find out what members of the Brooklyn Writers Space think happened after the ending of Say Anything.
New York’s Lit Crawl is a madcap concept first created by San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival back in 2004. It’s a bar crawl, with literature! The inaugural Lit Crawl NYC took place in September 2008 and has grown into a lively, wildly popular annual event. Lit Crawl Brooklyn is sponsored by Brooklyn Writer’s Space; Pratt; Sixpoint Brewery; Out of Print Clothing; Brooklyn Historic Society; PEN America

Sunday, September 23, 2012 – Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom
209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY
10:00 A.M. All in the Family. Three authors put their own spin on modern marriage, parenting and childhood with protagonists who range from an Irish mother to a born-again Orthodox Jew. Anakana Schofield (Malarkey), Joshua Henkin (The World without You) and Amy Sohn (Motherland) read and discuss the conundrums, secrets and humor of family life. Moderated by Steph Opitz.
Panel discussion with signing to follow

Thursday, October 11, 2012 – LitQuake San Francisco
7:00 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
$10 public; $5 museum members (includes drink ticket)
Buy tickets online
Enjoy a glass of wine and an evening of stories by two fun and engaging writers who know what it means to be a mommy and still want to have a life! Writers Amy Sohn and Katie Crouch will read and then engage in a brief conversation about writing, literature, and sex.

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 4 PM
in conversation with Leonard Lopate of WNYC (with Emma Straub)
Dweck Center
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Brooklyn, NY
Discussion and signing

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7 PM – with author TBA
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre in Newton, MA

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7 PM – reading and Q and A with Choire Sicha, editor of The Awl and author of Very Recent History.
WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7-9 PM. The Actress Debut Reading and Launch Party.
Bookcourt Bookstore
163 Court Street (betw. Pacific and Dean), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Please RSVP here

Monday, June 9, 2014, 8-10 PM. Franklin Park Reading Series.
Franklin Park
618 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER READING featuring Shane Jones (Crystal Eaters), Porochista Khakpour (The Last Illusion), Amy Sohn (The Actress), Julia Fierro (Cutting Teeth), Juliet Escoria (Black Cloud), and Edward Kearns (The Buzzard’s Banquet).
FREE ADMISSION, plus $4 pints and a book raffle! More info here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7 PM
Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Reading and signing

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Brooklyn Book Festival
5 PM
St. Francis McArdle
180 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
The Double Life. Join Chloe Krug Benjamin (Anatomy of Dreams), James Magnuson (Famous Writers I Have Known) and Amy Sohn (The Actress) for an engaging conversation about the different roles we all play in life and in fiction. The characters in these masterpiece novels take on the personas of others, shedding their own sense of self along the way, and will make you question how well any of us really know each other—or ourselves. Moderated by Tanya Batson-Savage, Blue Moon Publishing, Jamaica.