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?