*PLEASE NOTE: This event is at capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.
ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK winning author Jennifer Egan, in conversation with Meredith Wisner, former Asst. Director of Archives at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Manhattan Beach researcher and oral historian Zaheer Ali from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Together they will paint a picture of day-to-day life along the Brooklyn Waterfront during WWII and celebrate the enormous contribution of women and African Americans who worked at the Navy Yard in 1940s. Together they will examine how the Brooklyn Navy Yard became an indelible central character in Jennifer Egan’s book, Manhattan Beach. Moderated by Alexis Coe.
Author photo © Pieter M. Van Hattem
This free Bookend event is part of the Brooklyn Book Festival and hosted in partnership with New York Magazine, Vulture, and BPL Presents.
ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK is a signature program of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Find out more at nyc.gov/onebook