How It’s New York: Summer in NYC, the publishing capital of the world (I think it still is), always involves outdoor fun. So here’s an outdoor event about books.

How It’s Irish: Some of the writers are Irish, including NYIA’s own Kevin Holohan.

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and WORD present Words by the Water, a four-week outdoor reading series along the East River. Each event focuses on publishers/authors with a local focus. Save the Date: AUGUST 20.

On Monday August 20th at 7p.m.the third reading will take place at East River State Park, (Kent Ave and N 9th in Williamsburg, Booklyn) and will feature Akashic Books authors Shira Nayman, Elizabeth Nunez, and Irish American Writers and Artists member Kevin Holohan.

Akashic Books is an indie publisher based in Brooklyn. Show up and support!

There are also Words by the Water events on August 6 and August 13. Check them out here!

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) works to improve and create parks in North Brooklyn. We work with our community, elected officials, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation to green Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint.

A Mind of Winter (Paperback)


ISBN-13: 9781617751035
Published: Akashic Books, 5/2012



Boundaries (Hardcover)


ISBN-13: 9781617750335
Published: Akashic Books, 10/2011




The Brothers’ Lot (Paperback)


ISBN-13: 9781936070916
Published: Akashic Books, 4/2011

About the Author

KEVIN HOLOHAN is the author of the novel The Brothers’ Lot from Akashic Booksl. He was born in Dublin and is a graduate of University College Dublin and a veteran of a high school education at the hands of the Christian Brothers in Dublin. His short stories have been published in Cyphers, the Sunday Tribune (Dublin), and most recently, in Whispers and Shouts. His poetry has been published in Studies, Casablanca, Envoi, and Poetry Ireland. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. At the moment his is trying to wrangle his second novel into some presentable shape.