Literary Brooklyn Heights

A Writers' Neighborhood

With Francis Morrone

Writers have lived in Brooklyn Heights from its beginnings. Indeed, at least two Heights streets–Sidney Place and Montague Street–were named for famous English writers. But in the 20th century, the Heights boomed as a writer’s neighborhood. On this walk with Francis Morrone, we will weave general Heights history with the area’s literary heritage as we look at buildings and sites associated with Hart Crane, Lewis Mumford, Truman Capote (he wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood” at 70 Willow Street), W.H. Auden, Norman Mailer, Carson McCullers, Joseph Brodsky, Nathalia Crane, and many others.

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

brownstones on Hicks Street in Brooklyn
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Michelb101.