Thursday, August 31, 2017

On the Water

One of the scheduled events for this year's Brooklyn Book Festival takes place on the Gowanus Canal.

Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and Ugly Duckling Presse for an on-the-water reading of selections from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Arrive at 6:30 AM at the Dredgers’ boathouse (164 2nd Street at the Gowanus Canal) to launch in a canoe and participate as a reader on the water. Or join us on the historic Carroll Street Bridge (Carroll Street over the canal) at 6:45 AM to listen to the canoe-borne readers and take in sunrise over the superfund canal. Event will be cancelled if raining at 6 AM.

An interesting reading choice perhaps, but not exactly canal-themed. So I'm now declaring September Canal Month on One More Folded Sunset & will be adding canal-themed flotsam & jetsom to the usual assortment of blog debris that surfaces here.  And we'll start a day early! We won't stick to the high-brow, but we'll get things going with a French cinema classic.  How could we resist a clip from Jean Vigo's L'Atalante?                                                  

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