Elizabeth Albert, Creator/Editor of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront sits down with Kurt Schlichting to discuss his new book, Waterfront Manhattan, from Hudson to the Highline.
Elizabeth Albert will speak about the complicated past and present relationship between New York City and its more than 600 miles of coastline, focusing on the Gowanus Canal and Dead Horse Bay as an introduction to Lisa Jean Moore’s presentation, The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them.
Please join Elizabeth Albert and Underwater New York editor Helen Georgas as they explore the strange and wonderful past and present of New York City's lesser-known waterfront!
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
6:30: Wine and Cheese Reception
7:00: Visual Presentation and Fiction Reading
FREE and open to the public!
Elizabeth Albert, Underwater New York editors Nicki Pombier Berger, Helen Georgas, and Nicole Haroutunian, and fiction contributor Nelly Reifler, will present work from Silent Beaches to an upstate crowd!
There will be a Silent Beaches roundtable discussion aboard Mary Mattingly's SWALE!
Join us for a panel discussion of Silent Beaches Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront aboard Mary Mattingly's SWALE, now docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Discussion led by the book's author and editor, Elizabeth Albert, and moderated by Amanda McDonald Crowley with panelists and Silent Beaches contributors Melinda Hunt, Nate Kensinger, Nicole Miller and UNY editors Helen Georgas and Nicki Pombier Berger.
SILENT BEACHES, UNTOLD STORIES: NEW YORK CITY'S FORGOTTEN WATERFRONT, by Elizabeth Albert with literary editing by Underwater New York, collects historical narratives, archival images, contemporary art, and new fiction and poetry about ten lesser known waterways in NYC. Read more about it here: silentbeaches.com
SWALE is both an artwork and a floating food forest by artist and Silent Beaches/UNY contributor Mary Mattingly. By continuing to create and explore new ways of living, Mary Mattingly's hope is that Swale will strengthen our ways of collaborating, of cooperating, and of supporting one another. At its heart, Swale is a call to action. It asks us to reconsider our food systems, to confirm our belief in food as a human right, and to pave pathways to create public food in public space. Read more about it here:http://www.swaleny.org/
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW EVENT TIME: 6-8PM. THE READINGS WILL START AT 6:30PM.
Join us for a reading at beautiful Poets House, overlooking the Hudson River, to celebrate the release of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront. Four years to the month after Hurricane Sandy, we will commemorate the anniversary of an event that is very much a part of the book. Contributors Bill Cheng, Elizabeth Gaffney, Ben Greenman and Nicole Miller will read.
Drinks will be provided by a generous donation from Spiked Seltzer!
Fiction and poetry editors, Underwater New York's Nicki Pombier Berger, Helen Georgas, and Nicole Haroutunian, as well as contributors Nicole Miller, Nelly Reifler and Kamilah Aisha Moon are all Sarah Lawrence MFA alumnae. This panel, in which Elizabeth Albert and UNY will discuss the process of publishing Silent Beaches and the contributors will discuss their work, is open to the Sarah Lawrence community.
Come celebrate the release of Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront!
Join us for selected short fiction read by contributing authors Susan Choi, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Nelly Reifler and Amy Shearn, and visuals from contributing artists!
Main event 7:30 to 8:30pm
Champagne festivities to follow!
For more information, visit the Greenlight website.
Silent Beaches editor and author Elizabeth Albert will present a slideshow related to Silent Beaches in a repurposed shipping container down in the South Street Seaport. Underwater New York editor Nicole Haroutunian will accompany her. A Q&A and book signing will follow.