Brooklyn Book Festival: Help Us Cover this Monster Literary Event
Readers! Mark your calendars, the Brooklyn Book Festival happens this Sunday, September 18th. This is the largest free literary event in New York City. More than 260 top national and international authors and participants will join literary organizations, booksellers and assorted book-nuts at various locations throughout the borough. Thousands of book lovers of all ages will be gathering to what’s been called one of the premier book festivals in America. If you love books, this is the place to be.
More than 100 panel discussions have been confirmed including “Unholy Paths to Redemption,” featuring Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan, and “Starring: the City” featuring Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow), Lynne Tillman (Someday This Will Be Funny), Edmund White (City Boy) and moderated by our very own, Felicia Pride (Patterson Heights).
Attendees to the event will include Larry McMurtry, Terry McMillan, Eoin Colfer, John Sayles, Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Thompson, Walter Mosley, Adrian Tomine, Amitav Ghosh, Jean Valentine, Jules Feiffer, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Rachel Hawkins, Sam McBratney, Jacqueline Woodson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mo Willems, Pete Hamill and many more.
And if that’s not enough, there are 30 expanded “Bookend” library-themed events taking place in various clubs, bookstores, theaters and libraries across the borough from September15th-18th. All the events are free, but some are ticketed admission. Free tickets will be handed out one hour before the scheduled program at Festival information booths on Borough Hall Plaza.
If you plan on attending the Brooklyn Book Festival we would love to hear from you. Let us know where you went, what you saw and what you think.
If you can’t make it but would still like to be a part of the action, let us know what you’d like to see us cover. Got a question for a favorite author? Want to listen in on the discussion at a particular panel? Give us your questions and ideas for how to cover this monster event and we will do our best to make it happen.