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2015 Festival Events

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10am—11am


​On the Job: Fiction at Work

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 ​On the Job: Fiction at Work On the Job: Fiction at Work. James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bur.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

On the Job: Fiction at Work. James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bureaucrat), and Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen) discuss novels that involve the occupations of their characters: from the doldrums of an endless bureaucracy, to a minimum wage job at a juvenile correctional facility, to modern-day slavery by a large food company. Three authors discuss the relevance of the American Dream in an age of income inequality, abuses of workers' rights, and corporate disillusionment. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by DW Gibson.

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Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians. The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians .. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians. The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring R. J. Palacio, author of Auggie & Me and NYT’s bestselling Wonder. Greetings by Deborah Schwartz, Executive Director, Brooklyn Historical Society. Introduced by Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library.

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Greenlight Presents: Justice For All?

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 Greenlight Presents: Justice For All? Greenlight Presents: Justice For All? Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initia.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Greenlight Presents: Justice For All? Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy) will be interviewed by global TV news correspondent, journalist and author, Derek Taylor (Magna Carta in 20 Places) Introduced by Deborah Archer, New York Law School.

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Pen American Center Presents: The Words Your Children Cannot Read

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 Pen American Center Presents: The Words Your Children Cannot Read Pen American Center Presents: The Words Your Children Cannot Read. The past year has seen .. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Pen American Center Presents: The Words Your Children Cannot Read. The past year has seen a remarkable rise in the number of books challenged as being inappropriate reading for children and young adults. Across America, critics have tried to remove books from library shelves and school reading lists--books that deal with aspects of life that they think your kids shouldn't know. Bestselling and critically acclaimed authors Matt de La Peña, Libba Bray, Robie Harris,andChristopher Myersread the words that some people say are unfit for children. Come and judge for yourself if they contain ideas too dangerous for today's youth.

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The Long Roots of Social Change

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 The Long Roots of Social Change The Long Roots of Social Change. The south is reconsidering the Confederate flag and the Supreme.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Long Roots of Social Change. The south is reconsidering the Confederate flag and the Supreme court has legalized gay marriage, but today’s present political and social justice movements have their collective roots in varied historical injustices. Panelists Pamela Newkirk (Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga), Alexis Coe (Alice + Freda Forever), and Kiese Laymon (How to Kill Yourself and Others in America) discuss the history of marginalized communities in America, both past and present. Moderated by Saeed Jones.

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WORD presents: Guillotine and the Politics of Narrative

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 11:00:00 15 WORD presents: Guillotine and the Politics of Narrative WORD presents: Guillotine and the Politics of Narrative. Is there radical potential in the perso.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

WORD presents: Guillotine and the Politics of Narrative. Is there radical potential in the personal essay? The increasing resonance of hybrid texts like Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts and Bhanu Kapil's Ban en Banlieue suggest a new kind of literature that blends traditional academic approaches with narrative forms rooted in lived experiences. Guillotine publisher Sarah McCarry moderates as Lola Pellegrino, Jenny Zhang, and Sarah Gerard discuss writers politicizing personal narrative. Where do critical theory and personal narrative intersect, and what kinds of potential forms are born at that crossroads?

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11am—12pm


​How to Save the World

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 ​How to Save the World How to Save the World: New York Times best-selling authors Stuart Gibbs (Spy School series) and .. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

How to Save the World: New York Times best-selling authors Stuart Gibbs (Spy School series) and Geoff Rodkey (The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other) join critically acclaimed Linda Urban (Milo Speck, Accidental Agent) to discuss the comedy of twins at war, espionage and the magic of missing socks. Moderated by Danette Vigilante. (Saving Baby Doe)

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​The Internet: The Great Equalizer?

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 ​The Internet: The Great Equalizer? The Internet: The Great Equalizer? The conventional wisdom is that the digital revolution was a .. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Internet: The Great Equalizer? The conventional wisdom is that the digital revolution was a democratizing force, ushering in a new era of equal participation and information sharing. Has this truth obscured a more complicated reality? Jon Ronson (So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) looks at the overreach of virtual hordes, Astra Taylor (The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age) reveals the inequity and corporate exploitation behind the new landscape, and John Seabrook (The Song Machine), tech/culture reporter for the New Yorker, explores the possibilities and dangers of streaming services and other technologies revolutionizing music. Moderated by the host of WNYC’s “Note to Self” Manoush Zomorodi.

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​The Writer’s Life

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 ​The Writer’s Life The Writer’s Life. Join Joyce Carol Oates (The Lost Landscape), Ben Greenman (Brothas Be, Yo Li.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Writer’s Life.  Join Joyce Carol Oates (The Lost Landscape), Ben Greenman (Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?) and Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness) for a reading from their newest works and a discussion of how three different writers find their inspiration, cross genres, create time to write and tackle the finish line. Moderated by Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls).

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​Twisted Fables

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 ​Twisted Fables Twisted Fables. Fiction has come a long way from Aesop, but the influence of fables in literatur.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Twisted Fables. Fiction has come a long way from Aesop, but the influence of fables in literature remains. Three contemporary fabulists--Lincoln Michel (Upright Beasts), Amelia Gray (Gutshot), and Porochista Khakpour (The Last Illusion)--discuss the state of the modern fable, the place of the trickster and the anthropomorphized animal in contemporary writing, and whether modern fables and fairy tales have morals and lessons to convey today. Moderated by Rahawa Haile. 

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Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses. Jessica Abel, author and artist of Out on the Wire: The.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses.  Jessica Abel, author and artist of Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, draws on the wisdom of radio favorites from This American Life to The Moth and more, will be in conversation with Nick Sousanis, creator of Unflattening, which explores multimodal, visual storytelling in comics about philosophy and education. Moderated by podcast star Alex Blumberg (Planet Money, Reply All, Gimlet Media). Screen projection.

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New York Review of Books Presents: Civil Rights & Policing

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 New York Review of Books Presents: Civil Rights & Policing New York Review of Books Presents: Civil Rights & Policing. In a discussion moderated.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

New York Review of Books Presents: Civil Rights & Policing.  In a discussion moderated by Robert Silvers, Editor of The New York Review of Books, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, essayist and novelist Darryl Pinckney, and Laurie Robinson, Co-Chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and Member, Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, will reflect on and discuss issues of race and bias as they relate to law enforcement, civil rights, and whether the recommendations of the White House Task Force, if implemented, can practically address and dismantle sources of conflict, deepening racial divisions, and high rates of incarceration in African-American and Latino populations in the U.S.

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Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading. Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Marie Howe (New Yo.. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading. Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Marie Howe (New York State Poet Laureate) and Jean Valentine (former New York State Poet Laureate) read from their work. Introduced by Alice Quinn, Poetry Society of America.

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The Transgressive Writer: Sexuality, Politics, History

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 The Transgressive Writer: Sexuality, Politics, History The Transgressive Writer: Sexuality, Politics, History. From the avant-surrealism of Mexican aut.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Transgressive Writer: Sexuality, Politics, History. From the avant-surrealism of Mexican author Mario Bellatin (Jacob the Mutant) to the defiant sexual politics of Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy (Headscarves and Hymens) and Nigerian novelist Chinelo Okparanta (Under the Udala Trees), the power of literature is to challenge and transcend conventions, both social and literary. Join us for a conversation with three writers who explore new ways to unsettle our assumptions. Moderated by Rob Spillman, Tin House.

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Who? New!

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 11:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 Who? New! Who? New! The Brooklyn Book Festival's pick of five debut books who we think should not be misse.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Who? New! The Brooklyn Book Festival's pick of five debut books who we think should not be missed! These debut novelists will read from their books: Nadine Darling (She Came From Beyond!), Sophie McManus, (The Unfortunates), Michael Ruhlman (In Short Measure), Gabriel Urza (All That Followed), and Cecily Wong (Diamond Head). Introduced by Ann Hood. 

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12am—1pm


​ Barnes & Noble Presents: A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 ​ Barnes & Noble Presents: A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release Barnes & Noble Presents: A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release. It.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

 Barnes & Noble Presents: A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release. It is easy to think of writers as harnessing personal experiences and putting them to work for their craft. Memory and experience, however, can prove powerful, tricky--more to be navigated or negotiated than simply used. Authors Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Hirsh Sawhney and Jonathan Corcoran share how personal recollection has enriched their writing.

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​A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 ​A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release. It is easy to think of writers a.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A Way to Remember and to Forget: Writing as Recall and Release. It is easy to think of writers as harnessing personal experiences and putting them to work for their craft. Memory and experience, however, can prove powerful, tricky--more to be navigated or negotiated than simply used. Authors Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Hirsh Sawhney and Jonathan Corcoran share how personal recollection has enriched their writing.

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​Give Us the Ballot: The Fight for 2016

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 ​Give Us the Ballot: The Fight for 2016 Give Us the Ballot: The Fight for 2016. On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the co.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Give Us the Ballot: The Fight for 2016. On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the continuing battle over the right to vote still helps define the US electoral system. Voting rights and race, more broadly, will provide a critical backdrop to Election 2016 as well as the enormous power of money to influence elections. Join a conversation about modern-day politics and Election 2016 with Ari Berman (Give Us the Ballot), Joy Reid (Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide), and Zephyr Teachout (Corruption In America). Moderated by George Zornick, The Nation

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​The Center for Fiction Presents: Why Fiction Matters

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 ​The Center for Fiction Presents: Why Fiction Matters The Center for Fiction Presents: Why Fiction Matters. This discussion of the importance of ficti.. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Center for Fiction Presents: Why Fiction Matters. This discussion of the importance of fiction in contemporary life kicks off a series of essays commissioned by The Center for Fiction to celebrate its upcoming move to the BAM Cultural District. With Alexander Chee, Mitchell Jackson, Roxana Robinson, and Tiphanie Yanique. Moderated by Noreen Tomassi, Center for Fiction.

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Collaboration Junction

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 Collaboration Junction Collaboration Junction. Award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (All American Boy.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Collaboration Junction. Award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (All American Boys) talk teamwork and collaboration with author Julie Chibbaro and illustrator JM Superville Sovak (Into the Dangerous World). The two pairs examine their respective creative processes and discuss how they work with other creators to tell seamless stories. Moderated by NYT bestselling author E. Lockhart (We Were Liars).

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Concrete Jungle--Where Dreams are Made

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 Concrete Jungle--Where Dreams are Made Concrete Jungle--Where Dreams are Made. John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) and Jonathan Lethem (Lucky.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Concrete Jungle--Where Dreams are Made. John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) and Jonathan Lethem (Lucky Alan and Other Stories) come together to discuss how the city shaped them as storytellers--and how their stories have been adapted on stage, screen, across comics or books, and ever reinvented. Screen Projection. Moderated by Steph Opitz, Literary Director, Texas Book Festival.

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Falling Through

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 Falling Through Falling Through. Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Rivka Galchen (American Innovations) and Seth Green.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Falling Through. Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Rivka Galchen (American Innovations) and Seth Greenland (I Regret Everything) explore characters who fall through the thin ice of their dreams and aspirations. In Family Life, an immigrant family faces the brain damage of their beloved older child; an older man's love for a teen slides into chaos in I Regret Everything, and in Galchen's short stories characters abandon conventionality for horizons unknown. Moderated by Jennifer Acker, The Common.   

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That Global 70s Show

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 That Global 70s Show That Global 70s Show. For American audiences, familiar images of the shaggy-haired 1970s are oft.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

That Global 70s Show. For American audiences, familiar images of the shaggy-haired 1970s are often evoked in literature, movies, and television. How did that pivotal decade play out in other parts of the world, and how does it powerfully inform the works of Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel (The Body Where I Was Born), Chilean author Alejandro Zambra(My Documents), and Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov (The Physics of Sorrow) Moderated by Anderson Tepper.

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The Game of Life

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 The Game of Life The Game of Life. Science fiction author, activist and gamer Chris Kluwe (Beautifully Unique Spa.. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Game of Life. Science fiction author, activist and gamer Chris Kluwe (Beautifully Unique Sparkle Ponies and Prime) and Deji Olukotun (Nigerians in Space) talk about gaming and gamers, fantasy and life, myths and morality, culture and culpability and other things that come to mind! Moderated by Emily Yoshida, The Verge.

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The London Review of Books Presents: Fiction, Memoir, Criticism

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 The London Review of Books Presents: Fiction, Memoir, Criticism The London Review of Books Presents: Fiction, Memoir, Criticism. Panelists Renata Adler, Elif Ba.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The London Review of Books Presents: Fiction, Memoir, Criticism. Panelists Renata Adler, Elif Batuman, and Gary Indiana and moderator Christian Lorentzen will discuss the panelists' writings in the modes of fiction, memoir, and criticism as well as current problems and possibilities in American journalism and literature.

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Today’s Yesterday

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 12:00:00 09-20-2015 13:00:00 15 Today’s Yesterday Today’s Yesterday. Master storytellers Michael Datcher(Americus) and Esmeralda Santiago(Conquist.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Today’s Yesterday. Master storytellers Michael Datcher(Americus) and Esmeralda Santiago(Conquistadora) discuss their compelling and tragic historical fictions. Set in the turbulent eras of the U.S. and Puerto Rico, their stories ring familiar with passions that change lives and cultural brutalities that define racism and classism running as rampant in the past as today. With twin brothers in both stories, there is twice as much havoc in families caught up in their lives and loves.  Moderated by Theo Gangi, St. Francis College.

 

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1pm—2pm


​Confronting Tomorrow

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 ​Confronting Tomorrow Confronting Tomorrow. At the intersection of youth and adulthood, three young protagonists and t.. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Confronting Tomorrow. At the intersection of youth and adulthood, three young protagonists and their friends and families confront realities that change their lives. Joanne Hillhouse (Musical Youth) Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines), and Matthew McGevna (Little Beasts) deal with actions that change one and cannot be changed. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Ian Maloney, St. Francis College.

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​Growing Pains

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 ​Growing Pains Growing Pains. Literary luminary Edwidge Danticat (Untwine), Mariko Tamaki, author of the Caldec.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Growing Pains. Literary luminary Edwidge Danticat (Untwine), Mariko Tamaki, author of the Caldecott and Printz Honor book This One Summer, and Morris Award Winner and debut author Isabel Quintero (Gabi, a Girl in Pieces) discuss their coming-of-age novels and the universal yet unique experiences of growing up, dealing with tragedy, friendship, family, love, and hope. Moderated by NYT bestselling author Matt de la Peña (The Living and The Hunted).

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​Modern Families

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 ​Modern Families Modern Families. The memoirists here turn an eye on the eternal question: what is a family? Span.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Modern Families. The memoirists here turn an eye on the eternal question: what is a family? Spanning a trailblazing journalist's love of rock'n'roll and women, the iconic New York working girls leading lives of spinsterhood, or the hilarious sideways stories of psychiatry and childhood, join these memoirists as we explore what it takes to make a life of one's own, featuring Charles Blow,  Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own), Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors), and Robert Christgau (Going Into the City). Moderated by Lisa Lucas, Guernica. 

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​The National Book Foundation Presents 5 Under 35 Alums

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 ​The National Book Foundation Presents 5 Under 35 Alums The National Book Foundation Presents 5 Under 35 Alums. Now in its 10th year, the National Book .. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The National Book Foundation Presents 5 Under 35 Alums. Now in its 10th year, the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program honors young, emerging fiction writers. Previous honorees Yelena Akhtiorskaya (Panic in a Suitcase), Danielle Evans (Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self), and Kirstin Valdez Quade (Night at the Fiestas) share the stories, struggles, and successes they encountered as debut writers. Moderated by Amity Gaige (Schroder).

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Blood Relatives

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 Blood Relatives Blood Relatives. Dennis Lehane (World Gone By), Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian), and Terry McM.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Blood Relatives. Dennis Lehane (World Gone By), Kaylie Jones (The Anger Meridian), and Terry McMillan (Who Asked You?) discuss what happens when families get mixed up in sin and crime and what people will do to protect themselves and their own. Moderated by New York Times editor John Williams.

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Darkness and Light

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 Darkness and Light Darkness and Light. After darkness there is light, then again darkness. 2015 Man Booker Internat.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Darkness and Light. After darkness there is light, then again darkness. 2015 Man Booker International Prize winner László Krasznahorkai (Seiobo There Below), Andrés Neuman (The Things We Don’t Do), and Naja Marie Aidt (Rock, Paper, Scissors) explore the unsettling cycles and silences of everyday life, moments that are felt but rarely articulated—allowing the reader to glimpse the transcendent in the ordinary with new intensity. Moderated by Gabriel Sanders

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If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry. Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock fame, and creato.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry. Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock fame, and creator of If the Raindrops United, is joined by musician and cartoonist Leslie Stein (Bright-Eyed at Midnight) and author, illustrator and playwright Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey) for a conversation about creativity, performance and the incessant inspirations of ordinary life, and making light out of the dark in our day-to-day.

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Master Manipulators presented by the Brooklyn Public Library

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 Master Manipulators presented by the Brooklyn Public Library Master Manipulators presented by the Brooklyn Public Library. Vu Tran (Dragonfish), Andre Dubus .. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Master Manipulators presented by the Brooklyn Public Library. Vu Tran (Dragonfish), Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love), and Laura Lippman (Hush, Hush) explore the overt and covert ways characters bend others to their wills. An Oakland cop is blackmailed into tracking down his ex-wife, Suzy; men and women, driven by the desire for love, deceive themselves and their partners. A murderess shrewdly deceives a private investigator into doubting her instincts. Moderated by Meredith Walters, Brooklyn Public Library.

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The Freedom Construct

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 The Freedom Construct The Freedom Construct. Across disciplines and industries as diverse as travel, music, and journa.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Freedom Construct. Across disciplines and industries as diverse as travel, music, and journalism the concept of freedom is being defined, discussed, and challenged. Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness) Stephen Witt (How Music Got Free) and Joel Simon (The New Censorship) talk about freedom to travel the world, to share the music and for journalists to have access to cover the globe. Moderated by Paul Morris, PEN.  

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The Lost Middle Class

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 The Lost Middle Class The Lost Middle Class. Generations spent their lives aspiring to be "middle class" -- a home-own.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Lost Middle Class. Generations spent their lives aspiring to be "middle class" -- a home-owner, a college graduate, a successful professional with vacation and disposable income. Others struggled to live within its expectations. Join Pulitzer Prize winner Margo Jefferson (Negroland), Meghan Daum (Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House), and CUNY Graduate Center professor Stanley Aronowitz (The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement) as they explore what happened to this dream. Moderated by Anna Holmes, founder Jezebel.com.

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The Search for the Discussible Book

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 The Search for the Discussible Book The Search for the Discussible Book. Reading Group Choices (RGC) will provide tips on how to st.. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Search for the Discussible Book.  Reading Group Choices (RGC) will provide tips on how to start and maintain a reading group, and how to choose discussible books. Attendees will receive copies of RGC¹s 2016 edition. Following the discussion, authors featured with Reading Group Choices will tell you abouttheir books through a few fun rounds of author-speed-dating! The participating authors are: Naomi Jackson (The Other Side of Bird Hill), Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl), and Rebecca Dinerstein (The Sunlit Night).
 

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Where in the World

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 13:00:00 09-20-2015 14:00:00 15 Where in the World Where in the World. Geography, migration, dislocation, and dynamic landscapes shape the emotiona.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Where in the World. Geography, migration, dislocation, and dynamic landscapes shape the emotional and cultural identities of the characters in these three novels. Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), T. Geronimo Johnson (Welcome to Braggsville), and Cecily Wong (Diamond Head) discuss how both real and imagined locations are more than backdrops. Moderated by Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr.

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​Can’t You See Who I Am?

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Can’t You See Who I Am? Can’t You See Who I Am? Three comic creators talk about their new books, that explore identity, .. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Can’t You See Who I Am? Three comic creators talk about their new books, that explore identity, place, and finding your purpose in the city. Join A.K. Summers, author and artist of the break-out hit Pregnant Butch, about her adventures in motherhood; Julian Voloj with his comic biography Ghetto Brother on Benjy Melendez, and the events of gangland New York in the 1970s, and Lisa Wilde, a NYC high school teacher whose collected memoir zine Yo, Miss, follows her and her diverse students as they struggle and celebrate over a single academic year. Moderated by Jessica Abel, (Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio). Screen Projection.

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​HOME PLATE

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​HOME PLATE HOME PLATE. The choice to shop locally and cook at home draws from one's cultural heritage, embr.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

HOME PLATE. The choice to shop locally and cook at home draws from one's cultural heritage, embraces a more sustainable lifestyle, and also speaks to the success of local businesses that stay true to their family roots. Celebrating these culinary efforts, panelists Tamar E. Adler (An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace), James Beard Award-winner Amy Chaplin (At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well),and Dale Talde (Asian-American: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn) join in conversation with moderator Julia Turshen (co-author, It's All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow).

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​Making a Novel from Life

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Making a Novel from Life Making a Novel from Life. All manner of fact and fiction are called upon under the term novel. M.. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Making a Novel from Life. All manner of fact and fiction are called upon under the term novel. Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years), Sarah Gerard (Binary Star), and Valeria Luiselli (The Story of My Teeth) use personal experience and investigative research in their novels, each explorations of truth and myth-making. Moderated by Molly Rose Quinn, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.

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​New Works: A Poetry Reading

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​New Works: A Poetry Reading New Works: A Poetry Reading. Poets Saeed Jones (Prelude to Bruise), Eileen Myles (I Must Be Livi.. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

New Works: A Poetry Reading. Poets Saeed Jones (Prelude to Bruise), Eileen Myles (I Must Be Living Twice), Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Heaven), and Wendy Xu (You Are Not Dead) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Introduced by Mary Gannon, Academy of American Poets.

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​Subverting Tropes: Household Appliances, Talking Dogs, and Robinson Crusoe

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Subverting Tropes: Household Appliances, Talking Dogs, and Robinson Crusoe Subverting Tropes: Household Appliances, Talking Dogs, and Robinson Crusoe Novelists Naja Marie .. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Subverting Tropes: Household Appliances, Talking Dogs, and Robinson Crusoe Novelists Naja Marie Aidt (Rock, Paper, Scissors), André Alexis (Fifteen Dogs) and Christian Kracht (Imperium) in conversation about their respective use of a mystery, a moral fable, and an adventure story to explore what happens when a son discovers his criminal father's devastating secret in a broken toaster; dogs are given human consciousness and the power of speech; and a radical vegetarian and nudist anti-hero founds a South Seas colony dedicated to coconuts and sun. What do these clever subversions of tropes and genres have to teach us about ourselves? Moderated by Rivka Galchen.

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​Translating Books for Youth

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Translating Books for Youth Translating Books for Youth presented by the PEN American Center. A discussion about the importa.. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Translating Books for Youth presented by the PEN American Center. A discussion about the importance of bringing books from non-English speaking countries to young readers and some of the key issues faced in translating children's and young adult books. Join children’s book publisher Claudia Zoe Bedrick, Publisher, Enchanted Lion Books; Julia Heim, translator, from Italian to English; Mara Lethem, translator, Spanish and Catalan to English; Lyn Miller-Lachmann, translator, Portuguese and Spanish to English and Alez Zucker, co-chair, PEN Translation Committee.

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​Triple Crown

St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Triple Crown Triple Crown. Join three prolific literary powerhouses as they read from their recent work: Esme.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Triple Crown. Join three prolific literary powerhouses as they read from their recent work: Esmeralda Santiago (Conquistadora), National Book Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates (The Lost Landscape), and Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks (A Permanent Member of the Family). Q & A moderated by New York Times Book Review editor Greg Cowles.

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​War Stories

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​War Stories War Stories. Three authors discuss depicting war through fiction. Mark Doten's The Infernal tell.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

War Stories. Three authors discuss depicting war through fiction. Mark Doten's The Infernal tells the story of the War on Terror through a variety of voices, from Condoleeza Rice to Mark Zuckerberg. Sara Nović's Girl at War looks at the Yugoslav Wars through the eyes of a young survivor. Christopher Robinson’s War of the Encyclopaedists (co-authored with Gavin Kovite) considers the gap between civilian and military life. Moderated by Maaza Mengiste.

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​Writing about Place in the Age of the Global City

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 ​Writing about Place in the Age of the Global City Writing about Place in the Age of the Global City. Some cities belong to the hearts and minds of.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Writing about Place in the Age of the Global City. Some cities belong to the hearts and minds of the world as much as to their own nation. Join Luc Sante, author of the New York classic Low Life, and the forthcoming The Other Paris; Vivian Gornick, one of New York's great chroniclers, and author of The Odd Woman in the City; and David Ulin, chronicler of the city of angels, Los Angeles. These writers discuss the role of cities, in particular New York, Paris and Los Angeles, in this globalized age. Moderated by Rich Benjamin, Searching for Whitopia.

 

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Binary Stars

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Binary Stars Binary Stars. A man preoccupied with P words and women, a comedy of errors narrated by a fascina.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Binary Stars. A man preoccupied with P words and women, a comedy of errors narrated by a fascinated onlooker, someone whose job and life revolves around authors meets one of his idols. Daniel Alarcón (At Night We Walk in Circles), Anakana Schofield (Martin John), and Jonathan Galassi (Muse) create realities where their characters revolve around their fixations with other people. Join them as they discuss building conflict and complicated characters. Moderated by Camille Perri, Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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Redrawing Boundaries

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 Redrawing Boundaries Redrawing Boundaries. In the work of Eduardo Halfon (The Polish Boxer), Geoff Dyer ( Jeff in Ven.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Redrawing Boundaries. In the work of Eduardo Halfon (The Polish Boxer), Geoff Dyer ( Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi), and Francine Prose (Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris1932 ), there are outsiders trying to get in, insiders trying to get out, and all types of boundary making and breaking—from a salacious race car driver, to a jaded journalist, to a nomadic professor. Moderated by Ryan Chapman (Conversation Sparks, BOMB Magazine).

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Time Traveling

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 Time Traveling Time Traveling. Three writers discuss what riveted them to the time and location of their most .. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Time Traveling.  Three writers discuss what riveted them to the time and location of their most recent novels and how the past speaks to the present. Jami Attenberg's Saint Mazie is set in early-20th-century New York; Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings takes place in Jamaica in the 1970s, and Stewart O'Nan's West of Sunset follows F. Scott Fitzgerald to Hollywood in the 1930s. Moderated by Nicholas Laughlin, Bocas Lit Fest.

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What Could Go Wrong?

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 14:00:00 09-20-2015 15:00:00 15 What Could Go Wrong? What Could Go Wrong? The best laid plans often go awry especially when you're trying to catch a .. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

What Could Go Wrong? The best laid plans often go awry especially when you're trying to catch a killer, save the world or backstab to be the best. Join NYT bestselling Libba Bray (Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel) and newcomers Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight) and Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things) as they discuss what fun it is to put their characters through the muck and have it come out all right in the end. Moderated by Mackenzi Lee (This Monstrous Thing).

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3pm—4pm


​A Question of Identity

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​A Question of Identity A Question of Identity. NYT bestselling author David Levithan (Another Day) moderates a discussi.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A Question of Identity. NYT bestselling author David Levithan (Another Day) moderates a discussion with debut authors Alex Gino (George), I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), and Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not) about the exhilarating freedoms and painful stereotypes that teens face when breaking boundaries of identity, and what it means to be truly known.

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​Brooklyn Law School Presents Conversations with Derek Taylor (Magna Carta in 20 Places) and Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy)

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Brooklyn Law School Presents Conversations with Derek Taylor (Magna Carta in 20 Places) and Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy) Brooklyn Law School Presents Conversations with Derek Taylor (Magna Carta in 20 Places) and Dina.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Brooklyn Law School Presents Conversations with Derek Taylor (Magna Carta in 20 Places) and Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy). Recently, Brooklyn Law School marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and celebrated Constitution Day with a global gathering of judicial and cultural leaders. Nicholas Allard, President and Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law, converses with two of the participants: Former Independent Television News reporter Derek Taylor will discuss the Magna Carta as a shining light today, bringing a journalist's eye to the 800-year story of the Great Charter and its powerful relevance today. Former BBC investigative journalist and television producer Dina Gold will recount her battle with the Germans to reclaim a Berlin building originally built and owned by her family. Gold's true-life story is the first book about a successful restitution of a property seized by the Nazis.

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​Brutality and Faith

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Brutality and Faith Brutality and Faith. Ann Hood’s Providence Noir and Phil Klay’s Redeployment are linked story co.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Brutality and Faith. Ann Hood’s Providence Noir and Phil Klay’s Redeployment are linked story collections that create a panoramic view of the violence and optimism in each setting, while K’wan’s No Shade illustrates these themes through the unforeseen twists of planning a wedding. These acclaimed authors discuss how these themes unfold in their writing. Moderated by Rob Spillman, Tin House.

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​Case by Case

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Case by Case Case by Case. Three authors – Elisa Albert (After Birth), Paul Beatty (The Sellout), and Heidi J.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Case by Case. Three authors – Elisa Albert (After Birth), Paul Beatty (The Sellout), and Heidi Julavits (The Folded Clock) turn a satirical eye on motherhood, parental relationships, and societal expectations, looking at the lasting impact they have on the upbringing of their characters and narrators. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Emily Gould (Friendship).

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​Heroes or Villains?

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Heroes or Villains? Heroes or Villains? Join three masters of the serial story in comics form as they discuss buildi.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Heroes or Villains? Join three masters of the serial story in comics form as they discuss building complex worlds and multifaceted characters over time. Wendy Pini's beloved Elfquest series has raised three generations of fans with her fantasy about elfin aliens trying to survive on a harsh, primitive world; Grind cult author Alex de Campi’s new No Mercy series with Carla Speed McNeil explores what real danger looks like for vacationing students in South America. Karl Bollers, an original creator on the Glyph and Harvey award-winning series Watson and Holmes, retells the classic Sherlock stories in contemporary Harlem with diverse characters. Moderated by editor and book producer Joan Hilty. Screen Projection.

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​Where Do We Go From Here?

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Where Do We Go From Here? Where Do We Go From Here? Income inequality together with gentrification and housing disparity i.. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Where Do We Go From Here? Income inequality together with gentrification and housing disparity is increasingly part of a critical national discussion. These issues face New Yorkers, but certainly don’t stop at the city limits. DW Gibson (The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification); Rosie Schaap (Drinking with Men); and playwright Dael Orlandersmith (Forever), Pulitzer Prize finalist and native of East Harlem, discuss whether gentrification is inevitable, the nature of the middle class today, and how race plays into these questions. Moderated by John Freeman, editor, A Tale of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York.

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​Whiting Foundation presents Writing for a Live Audience

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 ​Whiting Foundation presents Writing for a Live Audience Whiting Foundation presents Writing for a Live Audience. Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home) .. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Whiting Foundation presents Writing for a Live Audience. Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home) talks to Whiting Award-Winning Playwrights Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns), Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and Virginia Grise (blu) about making characters come alive on stage via the page.

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Best of Brooklyn

St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St
September 20, 2015
15:30
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:30:00 09-20-2015 16:30:00 15 Best of Brooklyn Best of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Book Festival pays homage to the Festival's literary heritage eac.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Best of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Book Festival pays homage to the Festival's literary heritage each year by presenting the BoBi Award to an author who exemplifies the spirit and character of Brooklyn. Join 2015 BoBi Honoree Jonathan Lethem (Lucky Alan: And Other Stories), in conversation with past BoBi honorees Edwidge Danticat (Claire of the Sea Light) and Pete Hamill (Snow in August) as they talk about a writer's life and being part of, and influenced by, Brooklyn's literary lineage. Moderated by Johnny Temple, Brooklyn Literary Council Chair.

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Between Two Worlds

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Between Two Worlds Between Two Worlds. Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill), Yitzhak Gormezano Goren (Alexand.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Between Two Worlds. Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill), Yitzhak Gormezano Goren (Alexandrian Summer), and Juan Villoro (The Guilty: Stories) present the push and pull of navigating between worlds – sisters sent from Brooklyn to live in Barbados; the Egyptian upper middle class fleeing Alexandria for Israel; and contemporary Mexicans and Americans overlapping cultures and preconceptions. Geography, history and a search for authenticity create an interplay of desire and rejection and sometimes humor about a place and time.  Moderated by Malaika Adero.
 

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Brooklyn Public Library Presents Unequal Societies

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Brooklyn Public Library Presents Unequal Societies Brooklyn Public Library Presents Unequal Societies. Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the.. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Brooklyn Public Library Presents Unequal Societies. Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, and author of the Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them in conversation with Daljit Dhaliwal, broadcast journalist for news organizations including the BBC, CNN International and PBS, about inequalities in the most successful country in the world and what is in the future ahead. Introduced by Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO Brooklyn Public Library.

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How to Help Readers Discover Your Book Today

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 How to Help Readers Discover Your Book Today How to Help Readers Discover Your Book Today. How will readers find your book? Let’s count the w.. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

How to Help Readers Discover Your Book Today. How will readers find your book? Let’s count the ways: word-of mouth, social media, blogs, your website, events, giveaways, bookstores, web searches (do you know about metadata?), and sometimes by publicity. Join Your Expert Nation marketing experts Rich Kelley, Anne Kostick, Jennifer Maguire, Bridget Marmion and Jeanette Zwart for a fast-paced workshop on what is helping readers find books today, including insider tips on how to use Goodreads, audio, and email marketing effectively to promote your book, whether traditionally published or self-published.

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Intimacy

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Intimacy Intimacy. Three renowned novelists talk about capturing the highs and lows of the closest and mo.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Intimacy. Three renowned novelists talk about capturing the highs and lows of the closest and most fraught relationships. Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies examines the shifting compromises of a 24-year marriage; Rebecca Makkai's story collection Music for Wartime digs into the author's own family secrets, and in Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees two young women risk falling in love as Nigeria descends into civil war. Moderated by Darin Strauss (Half a Life).

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Matters of Life and Death

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Matters of Life and Death Matters of Life and Death. When characters act in relation to the deaths that surround them&mdas.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Matters of Life and Death. When characters act in relation to the deaths that surround them—mourning a too-young sibling taken, a painting with a death proclamation, the impact of toxic sludge on a town —the heaviness of just being alive results in unexpected decisions. Join Bridgett M. Davis (Into the Go-Slow) Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop) and Rene Steinke (Friendswood). Moderated by Angela Ledgerwood, Lit Up podcast.

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Retribution

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 15:00:00 09-20-2015 16:00:00 15 Retribution Retribution. Laura Lippman (Hush, Hush), Dennis Lehane (World Gone By), and Nina Revoyr (Lost C.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Retribution.  Laura Lippman (Hush, Hush), Dennis Lehane (World Gone By), and Nina Revoyr (Lost Canyon) talk about moral dilemmas, questionable motives, and the art of creating suspense. A former crime kingpin; a private investigator raising a toddler in the midst of solving a murder; hikers who find someone who never wanted to be found--the characters in these books struggle to survive the conflicts they face with surprising outcomes. Moderated by Clay Smith (Kirkus Reviews).

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4pm—5pm


​Breaking the Silence: Hidden Stories

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 ​Breaking the Silence: Hidden Stories Breaking the Silence: Hidden Stories.The charged and turbulent political and social histories of.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Breaking the Silence: Hidden Stories.The charged and turbulent political and social histories of India, Indonesia, and Ghana have often been obscured by purposeful amnesia. In their novels, Aatish Taseer (The Way Things Were), Eka Kurniawan (Beauty Is a Wound and Man Tiger) and Taiye Selasi (Ghana Must Go) tell vivid personal stories while also giving voice to suppressed narratives of national tumult. Moderated by Ayesha Pande.  

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​One Crazy Summer

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 ​One Crazy Summer One Crazy Summer. Three comics creators tell stories of life-changing vacations, from coming out.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

One Crazy Summer. Three comics creators tell stories of life-changing vacations, from coming out at church camp, to friendships that bridge family grief, to finding love during an alien invasion! With Caldecott and Printz (and more!) award-winning creator Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), debut graphic memoirist Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl) and acclaimed literary novelist Owen King (Intro to Alien Invasion). Screen Projection. Moderated by Lauren Weinstein, author of Girl Stories.

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​Revolution and Repression: Sexuality, Gender, and Politics

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 ​Revolution and Repression: Sexuality, Gender, and Politics Revolution and Repression: Sexuality, Gender, and Politics. The Supreme Court ruling on gay marr.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Revolution and Repression: Sexuality, Gender, and Politics. The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the national conversation on Caitlyn Jenner, and America potentially electing its first female president all reflect the country’s historic times when it comes to issues of sex and gender. Internationally, there have been triumphs but also crackdowns on women’s-rights activists and ongoing violence against women and girls. Mona Eltahawy (Headscarves and Hymens), Melissa Gira Grant (Playing the Whore), and Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive) discuss the current state of affairs. Moderated by writer and activist Jennifer Baumgardner.

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David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation. Authors and TV writers/producers David Simon (The.. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation. Authors and TV writers/producers David Simon (The Wire, Treme, Homicide) and Nelson George (The Lost Treasures of R&B, The Get Down) discuss the growing reliance on novelists as writers for television series, as well as other challenges of working in multiple formats and genres. Moderated by Farai Chideya (Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology).

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Poets Looking Back

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 Poets Looking Back Poets Looking Back. Nick Flynn (My Feelings), Ada Limon (Bright Dead Things), Cate Marvin (Oracl.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Poets Looking Back. Nick Flynn (My Feelings), Ada Limon (Bright Dead Things), Cate Marvin (Oracle), and Gregory Pardlo (Digest) explore how their personal, political, cultural, intellectual, and socioeconomic histories influence their approaches to writing. Moderated by Hafizah Geter, Cave Canem Foundation.

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Politics--It's Personal

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 Politics--It's Personal Politics--It's Personal. Haunting graphic stories of history, place, privacy, and political.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Politics--It's Personal. Haunting graphic stories of history, place, privacy, and political change with comic artists Ted Rall (Snowden), Peter Kuper (Ruins), and Marguerite Van Cook (The Late Child and Other Animals). Screen Projection. Moderated by Calvin Reid.

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The American Essay

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 The American Essay The American Essay. In a time when the form of the essay can be found online and on bestseller l.. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The American Essay. In a time when the form of the essay can be found online and on bestseller lists, these essayists have one maddening, fascinating topic in common: America, and what it means to explore our country and homeland in this day and age. It can be argued that Americans have perfected the essay, from Emerson to Coates, and our essays are squarely within this tradition. Come discuss the American essay in 2015 with Wendy S. Walters (Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal), Kent Russell (I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son), and Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams). Moderated by Phillip Lopate.

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The Culture of Architecture

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 The Culture of Architecture The Culture of Architecture. Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger (Buildi.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Culture of Architecture. Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger (Building Art) and architect and architectural historian and essayist, Witold Rybcznski (Mysteries of the Mall and Other Essays) in conversation. Goldberger’s new book explores the life and work of Frank Gehry, and his influences on 21st Century architecture. Rybczynski’s collection of essays, which cast a critical eye on the impact of architecture on the modern world, span decades of his writing for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times and more.  Moderated by Kelsey Keith, Curbed.
 

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The Nature of Sacrifice

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 The Nature of Sacrifice The Nature of Sacrifice. A.M. Homes (May We Be Forgiven), Joe Meno (Marvel and a Wonder), and Te.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Nature of Sacrifice. A.M. Homes (May We Be Forgiven), Joe Meno (Marvel and a Wonder), and Terry McMillan (Who Asked You?) address family conflict and the many iterations of sacrifice. A brotherly bond tested by an act of violence and betrayal; a woman taking care of her abandoned grandsons, and a grandfather and grandson reconcile their differences to rescue a horse -- a shared object of devotion. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Brigid Hughes (A Public Space).

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The New Latin American Literature: A View from Within

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 The New Latin American Literature: A View from Within The New Latin American Literature: A View from Within. A very special, freewheeling conversation.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The New Latin American Literature: A View from Within. A very special, freewheeling conversation among some of the leading lights of a new generation of Latin American writers—many of them both peers and friends—as they talk about how their work intersects, inspires, and speaks to each other across borders. Authors include Mexican writers Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Yuri Herrera; Chilean author Alejandro Zambra; and Argentine author Andrés Neuman. Moderated by Daniel Alarcón.

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Young and Wise

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 16:00:00 09-20-2015 17:00:00 15 Young and Wise Young and Wise. The narrators of Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron, Mona Simpson’s Casebook and Asa.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Young and Wise. The narrators of Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron, Mona Simpson’s Casebook and Asali Solomon’s Disgruntled are young, yet they face genocide, the spy’s conundrums, and a violent, stubborn exile. These indelible voices, crafted by three master writers, weave together innocence and experience as starkly as any poet or fabulist who came before them. Moderated by Joel Whitney.

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5pm—6pm


​Community Bookstore presents: A Celebration of Elena Ferrante

St. Francis McArdle, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 ​Community Bookstore presents: A Celebration of Elena Ferrante Community Bookstore presents: A Celebration of Elena Ferrante. The finale to Elena Ferrante's Ne.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Community Bookstore presents: A Celebration of Elena Ferrante. The finale to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet arrives this fall with the publication of The Story of the Lost Child, marking an end to one of this decade's most significant literary events. Join us for a panel discussion of Ferrante's saga, featuring Europa publisher Michael Reynolds, translator Ann Goldstein, author Lauren Groff, and Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas.

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​High School Confidential

Youth Stage - Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 ​High School Confidential High School Confidential. High School life can be hard. Boys, friends and homework are just the .. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

High School Confidential. High School life can be hard. Boys, friends and homework are just the tip of the iceberg. Join acclaimed authors Leila Sales and Renee Watson in conversation with Tavi Gevinson, editor of The Rookie Yearbook about the travails of high school life and being a teenager, especially as questions of loyalty and shifting identities (when people aren’t who you think they are) arise. Moderated by Paul Rudnick, acclaimed author of Gorgeous.

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​Paul Holdengräber and Salman Rushdie in Conversation

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 ​Paul Holdengräber and Salman Rushdie in Conversation Paul Holdengräber and Salman Rushdie in Conversation. Paul Holdengräber, curator of Live from t.. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Paul Holdengräber and Salman Rushdie in Conversation.  Paul Holdengräber, curator of Live from the New York Public Library and professional conversationalist, sits down for an in-depth discussion with author Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights) in a joint program of the Brooklyn Book Festival and Live from the New York Public Library in celebration of their 10th Anniversaries.

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​The Art of Story

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 ​The Art of Story The Art of Story. Two award-winning, master storytellers discuss their newest books and how.. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Art of Story. Two award-winning, master storytellers discuss their newest books and how their unique fictional voices emerge across different mediums and genres. Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying is his much anticipated collection of short graphic fiction, beautiful and haunting stories of modern life, and prolific author A.M. Homes newest work, May We Be Forgiven, also takes on dark topics in a nightmare-scape of suburbia. Moderated by Nicole Rudick, Paris Review. Screen Projection.

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​The Critic as Creator

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 ​The Critic as Creator The Critic as Creator. A cultural critic creates magic out of the mundane, using art as a window.. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Critic as Creator. A cultural critic creates magic out of the mundane, using art as a window into the human condition. Join Jessica Hopper (The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic) and Geoff Dyer (Another Great Day at Sea and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition), in conversation with Jason Diamond as they discuss the way criticism can make you think sideways, as art--from music to photography--intersects with politics, history, feminism, and even the art of thinking about art itself.

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Antigone Interpreted

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 Antigone Interpreted Antigone Interpreted, Co-Presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center NY. Sophocles' Antigon.. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Antigone Interpreted, Co-Presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center NY. Sophocles' Antigone is one of the most influential plays ever written, inspiring countless people to reflect on feminism, spirituality, and the law, among other weighty subjects. Author of Antigone Interrupted Bonnie Honig will discuss the play's rich complexities with Broadway actor and Ajax in Iraq author Ellen McLaughlin. Moderated by theater artist Kaneza Schaal.

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Brooklyn Places and Spaces

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 Brooklyn Places and Spaces Brooklyn Places and Spaces presented by Explore Brooklyn. Brooklyn is the home of the Brooklyn B.. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Brooklyn Places and Spaces presented by Explore Brooklyn. Brooklyn is the home of the Brooklyn Book Festival and so much more! The 4th largest "city" in America has its own new guide! Arabella Bowen, Fodor's Editor in Chief, will be on hand to introduce Fodor's Brooklyn, which features reviews by notable neighborhood residents and tips, maps and best bet recommendations! Paired with Oriana Leckert, author of the compendium of culture and subculture book, Brooklyn Spaces. The program offers the insider low-down about Brooklyn. Moderated by Carlo Scissura, CEO and President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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Dark Friendships

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 Dark Friendships Dark Friendships. ‘Frenemies’ is the popular phrase to convey a mild rivalry amongst friends, bu.. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Dark Friendships. ‘Frenemies’ is the popular phrase to convey a mild rivalry amongst friends, but what do you call it when something even deeper is going on? Join Steve Toltz (Quicksand), Sloane Crosley (The Clasp), and Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine) as they discuss how their characters’ friendships morph, how allegiances change, and the sometimes hilarious and sometimes toxic results of being honest. Moderated by Steph Opitz, Marie Claire books reviewer.

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Lost and Found

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 Lost and Found Lost and Found. Family, culture, violence and loss infuse a collection of poems by Colin Channer.. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Lost and Found. Family, culture, violence and loss infuse a collection of poems by Colin Channer (Providential), Jennifer Pashley’s novel The Scamp, and a short-story collection by Russell Banks (A Permanent Member of the Family). Hitched to their past, characters struggle to find optimistic possibilities, or follow a trail of blood and self-destruction. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Christopher John Farley (Game World, Wall Street Journal).

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Scams and Swindles: Hustling to Survive

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 Scams and Swindles: Hustling to Survive Scams and Swindles: Hustling to Survive. Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Tram 83), Pierre Lemaître (The Gr.. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Scams and Swindles: Hustling to Survive. Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Tram 83), Pierre Lemaître (The Great Swindle) and Kettly Mars (Savage Seasons) variously explore the modern African gold rush, veterans in a post-WW 1 Europe, and Haiti’s dictatorship in the 1960s; what they have in common is a searing examination of the human costs of political upheaval. Join them for a conversation about the surprising skills their characters must develop in order to survive.  Moderated by Tom Roberge, Albertine.
 

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The Nation at 150

St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 The Nation at 150 The Nation at 150. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation magazine. The story of Th.. No items found. Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Nation at 150. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation magazine. The story of The Nation is also the story of America’s hidden history of resistance and struggle against racial discrimination, economic injustice and intolerance. That opposition has had many names from the patrician reformers of the 1860s to more recent fights against corporate globalization, free trade, economic inequality, the destruction of the environment and police brutality. Join a conversation about The Nation and the social change movements it has long chronicled with Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation: 150th Anniversary), Greg Grandin (Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman), Patricia J. Williams (The Blind Goddess: A Reader on Race and Justice) and MSNBC host Chris Hayes (Twilight of the Elites).

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The New Brave World

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 20, 2015
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-20-2015 17:00:00 09-20-2015 18:00:00 15 The New Brave World The New Brave World. In the tradition of masters like Atwood, Orwell, and Huxley, Carola Dibbell.. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The New Brave World. In the tradition of masters like Atwood, Orwell, and Huxley, Carola Dibbell (The Only Ones), Laura van den Berg (Find Me), Andrew Ervin (Burning Down George Orwell’s House) explore the beauty and desperation of isolation—whether sought or enforced— the paranoia that ensues, and the choices that are left when everything seems lost. Moderated by Amanda Stern.

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