Jesse Sposato.

Jesse Sposato.

We’re proud + pleased to note that a couple of B+B contributors have readings coming up – right in our backyard! Aren’t we friggin’ literary?

Jesse Sposato, whose Urban Campers series you know and love, will be pitching her tent at Cake Shop on May 7 at 7 p.m. She’ll read alongside Julia Fierro (founder of the and the author of the buzzy new novel Cutting Teeth) and Ted Thompson, a Brooklyn writer who also has a new novel, The Land of Steady Habits, out this spring. To top it off, The Grand Affair will play at this installment of the Mixer Reading and Music Series, which brings free music and lit to Cake Shop on the the third(ish) Wednesday of every month.

Bradley Spinelli.

Bradley Spinelli. (Photo: Kimberlee Hewitt)

Bradley Spinelli, the author of Killing Williamsburg who covered South by Southwest for us, will read at The West, the Williamsburg café and bar that’s known (to those in the know, at least) for its backyard and its build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. He’s one of five locals who’ll open for onetime New Yorker Ray Jicha, in from Portland to read from his recently released novella Requiem for a Cornerman. That reading starts at 8 p.m. and is also free.

Go team!