Thursday, October 1, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Voices of Lefferts: Volume 3, No. 1
Featuring contributors Rich Lubell, Norma Williams, Brenda Edwards, Jo-Laine Duke, Steven Rice, Noel Hefele, Billy Richling, & Wendy Cole
Hosted by editor Deborah Mutnick
Voices of Lefferts is a community documentary project that celebrates, engages, and preserves the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush-Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Combining writing, photography, and art, the Voices of Lefferts community writing journal documents the working-class, multiracial, predominantly immigrant West Indian community in a time of rapid change, development, and displacement, and ultimately aims to contribute to political and cultural discussion and debate in Flatbush-PLG. The ongoing series Voices of Lefferts: The Flatbush-PLG Community Writing Journal is one of Greenlight Bookstore’s bestselling titles; we’re thrilled to welcome the community back for Volume 3, No. 1. Project director Deborah Mutnick hosts a program of virtual readings and discussion with neighborhood authors from the new issue in an evening celebrating the voices, lives, and stories of our neighborhood, including several short pieces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.