Category: Event

As a writer, there are two things that I unquestionably love: alcohol and writing. Thankfully, Brooklyn coffeehouse Bedford Hill has decided to combine the two for their new reading series Words With Beers. According to Brokelyn, Words With Beers “raises its glass to writers established, up-and-coming, but simply good, if only slightly hammered. Under the [...]

Those who lust for liquor and literature, such as myself, will be happy to know that tomorrow is the 2012 Brooklyn Lit Crawl. Created by the deviant bibliophiles behind San Francisco’s Litquake, the Brooklyn Lit Crawl is exactly what you think it is: a book-and-booze fest that will feature over thirty authors (including my literary crush, [...]

Humorist, comedian, and author David Sedaris appears tonight and tomorrow at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House to read from his new collection of animal fables Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. If you’re familiar with Sedaris’ work, then you should know these ain’t gonna be your typical Aesop fables. Share this:

Last night, I attended the Hip-Hop is For Lovers Mixer at Therapy Wine Bar in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The event was hosted by the lovely ladies of HH4L, Uche, Lenee, and Jakema, and boasted a nice, mixed crowd of music lovers, tastemakers, jetsetters, and liquor enthusiasts. Uche held things down on the music front, playing the [...]

The last giveaway was a rousing success, so I’ve decided to give my Dear Readers another opportunity to win a autographed copy of GUESTLIST. But here’s the thing … you gotta be on Goodreads to participate! The giveaway begins today and ends on Friday, April 6, so you better get involved now! Check out the [...]

As you should already know, GUESTLIST is finally released. To celebrate the novel’s release, we held a book release party this past Monday at cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The party was a grand success – friends, colleagues, co-workers, drinking buddies, women I lust after adore, everyone came out to celebrate, and [...]

  Direct from the Facebook invite: Be Cool Books invites you to celebrate the release of its first title, GUESTLIST, written by Brooklyn-based author Jay Fingers. The celebration will take place on Monday, March 26, from 8pm-12am, at the elegant cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In addition to Hanson Dry’s exceptionally creative [...]

Yes, yes, I am behind on posting my Instagram #MarchPhotoADay Challenge photos but at least I am posting them. This was taken on Sunday, as I was walking to meet a friend for brunch. Here it is, yo: “My Neighborhood.” I live in the glorious Clinton Hill neighborhood of the most excellent borough of Brooklyn in the best city in the [...]

So I failed the #FebPhotoADay miserably. Oy. But hey, tomorrow begins a new month, and that means a shot at redemption with a new photo challenge. Hooray! And to ensure I don’t fail this time, I’m going to post each of my #MarchPhotoADay pictures on my blog. If I miss a day, y’all can call me [...]

Today marks the beginning of Come Around My Way, an exhibition of photographs by Aviva Klein. The exhibition will be on display through Monday, February 20, from 12-6pm at 511 West 20th Street, near the High Line in Manhattan. An opening reception will be held tonight starting at 7pm. Share this: