Books Beneath the Bridge

Freebird Books

Our annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

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Curated by Freebird Books of Redhook, the evening will feature author Hugh Ryan, reading from When Brooklyn Was Queer.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

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About Hugh Ryan

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. He is the Founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and sits on the Boards of QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Worldmaking, and the Museum of Transgender History and Art. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out, and many other venues. The author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, he is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at The Watermill Center.

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