NY Times - Day in Fort Greene

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Monday, January 11, 2010
Books have been born all over Brooklyn’s Fort Greene. Richard Wright labored over “Native Son” here while sitting on a hill in Fort Greene Park; a bench there now bears his name. He lived nearby, as did Marianne Moore, and several contemporary writers have roots in the neighborhood, including Colson Whitehead, Jhumpa Lahiri and Nelson George. For a tour of this literary hub (or to take the free workshops the New York Writers Coalition holds here to help people find their inner author), hop the subway to DeKalb Avenue or a nearby station (...C-train to Lafayette or Clinton/Washinton... or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins all get you right to Fulton Street in Fort Greene). Bring pen and paper, in case the muse strikes. 

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