The Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival
Sat., Aug. 22, 3 p.m. 2009; FREE
Talks & Readings
We've always envied people who grew up here — they never seem excited about anything, which is obvs cool — and that was before we knew that kids from 7 to 17 got to take creative writing workshops held in Fort Greene Park all this summer. And that those kids get to read what they wrote today, alongside fellow Fort-holders like Colson Whitehead (pictured), Touré and Nelson George. It's times like this that we remind ourselves not to be jealous, everything we wrote as teenagers was really terrible ("The Camry pulled out of the parking lot, its tailpipe hacking out smoke like a West Virginia coal miner dying from black lung at the premature age of 53"), and it's just as well we're not reading it aloud in front of Colson Whitehead.