Nelson George: City Kid - Brooklyn! Brooklyn!
By Nelson | april 27, 2009 | Post a comment
After a book tour that's taken me to Washington DC, the Bay Area and
Los Angeles, I'm back in Brooklyn doing events with the New York Times
at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and at the Brooklyn
Historical Society. Following up on this local emphasis I'm back
shooting interviews for my documentary on the black artistic history of
my hood, Fort Greene. Flip video and pix from my City Kid events in New
York and around the nation will soon be popping up on my web site as
well as http://vimeo.com/nelsongeorge.
check out my second Walking Tour of Fort Greene, which includes sites
connected to Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Vernon Reid and Maxwell, as well as
a clip about me from Open Book, a new literary series about to debut.
The Open Book is directed by Diane Paragas, with whom I'm collaborating
on the Fort Greene doc.
FYI I'll be reading City Kid in Boston
June 23 and Chicago July 16 with more details as we get closer to the
dates. Catch ya all down the road.
City Kid: Events
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
The New York Times Community Affairs Department and Brooklyn Public Library Present:
Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
us for a lively discussion about two of Brooklyn’s vibrant
neighborhoods. The event will be moderated by New York Times metro
reporter Andy Newman, who runs The Local, the new blog on NYTimes.com
that focuses on Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. He will be joined by:
• Brooklyn native, author and filmmaker Nelson George, whose new memoir “City Kid” recalls his life in the borough.
• DK Holland, publisher of The Hill, a 25-year-old semiannual magazine about Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Carl Hancock Rux, playwright, poet, musician and author of the
Obie-award winning “Talk” as well as essays about Fort Greene history.
• Jonathan Butler, founder of Brownstoner and co-founder of Brooklyn Flea market.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
om or call (212) 556-4500.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
George's Brooklyn: readings about Brownsville & Ft. Greene. His
sister, AIDS activist Andrea Williams, Samson Styles of BET and Mike
Thompson from Brooklyn Moon Cafe will join him. City Kid books will be
available via Mobile Libris. @ The Brooklyn Historical Society 128
Pierrepont Street BKLYN 630pm-8pm. Afterparty at Brooklyn Moon Cafe 745
Fulton St. BKLYN.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 @ 7pm
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 @ 7pm
CHICAGO: Borders (Hyde Park) 1539 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 752-8663 http://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_549
If you cannot make it to the book readings you can order online:
check out these videos:
Nelson George: City Kid
by Diane Paragas
excerpt from Nelson George's new memoir, City Kid, about life as a
writer, . Part of pilot episode of tv series OPEN BOOK by Diane
Paragas, a documentary filmmaker based out of NYC. Her production
company is Civilian Studios. She has directed films for PBS, Discovery,
4 1/2 Things About Fort Greene
4 1/2 Things About Fort Greene the sequel to 5 1/2 Things About Fort Greene.
Nelson George's walking tour of Spike Lee's original & current 40
Acres & a Mule, Chris Rock's first apartment, Vernon Reid's
apartment where he created Living Color and the Black Rock Coalition
and BAM Harvey.
© 2009 URBAN ROMANCES
special 21st century Depression era offer: I'm selling my documentary
Smart Black People, about black culture in the 1980s, for $15 (which
includes my shipping cost.) As a bonus you'll get a free hard copy,
autographed copy of my mid-90s essay collection, Buppies, B-Boys, Baps
& Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Culture, when you order Smart Black
People. I see the doc and the book as companions to each other that'll
enrich your understanding of a crucial period in black culture: http://www.shopflick.com/stores/urbanromances/Smart-Black-People-DVD
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/nelsongeorge
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2 comments for 'Nelson George: City Kid - Brooklyn! Brooklyn!'
Winstrol on january 10, 2011 at 05:54:48 AM says:
Thanks, I bought this book, it should come in next tuesday.
Randy on february 24, 2010 at 04:08:35 AM says:
I just ordered this book and looking forward to read it. Thanks for video links.
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