Brooklyn Book Festival – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Children’s Day – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

Highlights of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival


Did you miss the festival this year? Or want to relive the moment? Enjoy these podcasts made possible with the support of the Amazon Literary Partnership 

Darkly Comic
Geoff Dyer, Rick Moody and A.M. Homes in a conversation moderated by Professor Ian S. Maloney, St. Francis College.

Crimes of Passion
Karin Slaughter, Amy Gentry and Frankie Y Bailey discuss kidnapping, murder and mayhem with Brooklyn Noir editor Tim McLoughlin.



2016 Festival Day Events

All Events Free -- No tickets required
Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues
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10am—11am


Body Language—Heart, Eyes, Blood

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Body Language—Heart, Eyes, Blood A heart transplant, sudden blindness, and HIV infection—how do the traumas of the body drive the novels of French writer Maylis de Kerangal (The Heart), Chilean Lina Meruane (Seeing Red), and South African Masande Ntshanga (The Reactive)? And how do the authors’ very graphic explorations raise issues, both physical and metaphysical? Moderated by Neelika Jayawardane. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A heart transplant, sudden blindness, and HIV infection—how do the traumas of the body drive the novels of French writer Maylis de Kerangal (The Heart), Chilean Lina Meruane (Seeing Red), and South African Masande Ntshanga (The Reactive)? And how do the authors’ very graphic explorations raise issues, both physical and metaphysical? Moderated by Neelika Jayawardane.


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Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Brooklyn Book Festival Reception for Librarians The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring Margaret Atwood, the author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, best known for her novels, which include The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin. Her latest work is her first graphic novel Angel Catbird. Greetings by Deborah Schwartz, Executive Director, Brooklyn Historical Society. Introduced by Lisa Rosenblum, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library. Rsvp required [email protected]   Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The Brooklyn Book Festival welcomes librarians to a special morning event featuring Margaret Atwood, the author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, best known for her novels, which include The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin. Her latest work is her first graphic novel Angel Catbird. Greetings by Deborah Schwartz, Executive Director, Brooklyn Historical Society. Introduced by Lisa Rosenblum, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library. Rsvp required [email protected]
 


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Inventing History in New Fiction presented by Community Bookstore

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Inventing History in New Fiction presented by Community Bookstore Whether inventing the past from scratch or rewriting its particulars, the avant-garde has long used history as a stage of fruitful experimentation. Contemporary writers are finding new ways to explore a diverse range of topics—from memory and revision to the anecdote and apocrypha—against the backdrop of American and world histories. Three cutting edge writers John Keene (Counternarratives), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), and Jeremy M. Davies (The Knack of Doing) read from and discuss their new work. Moderated by Christian Lorentzen, New York Magazine’s book critic. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Whether inventing the past from scratch or rewriting its particulars, the avant-garde has long used history as a stage of fruitful experimentation. Contemporary writers are finding new ways to explore a diverse range of topics—from memory and revision to the anecdote and apocrypha—against the backdrop of American and world histories. Three cutting edge writers John Keene (Counternarratives), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), and Jeremy M. Davies (The Knack of Doing) read from and discuss their new work. Moderated by Christian Lorentzen, New York Magazine’s book critic.


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Less is More...Or Maybe Not: Writers on Exaggeration and Understatement

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Less is More...Or Maybe Not: Writers on Exaggeration and Understatement Novelist Andrew Lewis Conn (O, Africa!) and poet Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Last Seen) consider the ways in which exaggeration and understatement enhance storytelling. Speaking as writers, they share the joys and hazards of pushing language, imagery and narrative to the limits. As readers, they share favorite moments in the works of others: skillful use of repetition, caricature, parody; effective use of stripped-down language, imagery that cloaks and suggests rather than tells, and more. Q&A moderated by Barnes & Noble's Stacy Leigh. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Novelist Andrew Lewis Conn (O, Africa!) and poet Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Last Seen) consider the ways in which exaggeration and understatement enhance storytelling. Speaking as writers, they share the joys and hazards of pushing language, imagery and narrative to the limits. As readers, they share favorite moments in the works of others: skillful use of repetition, caricature, parody; effective use of stripped-down language, imagery that cloaks and suggests rather than tells, and more. Q&A moderated by Barnes & Noble's Stacy Leigh.


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Powerful By Design: Chip Kidd and Kyle Baker

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Powerful By Design: Chip Kidd and Kyle Baker  Chip Kidd, iconic book cover designer, comics artist, editor, author and graphic designer (including the 2016 premier BKBF art poster!) and Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), multi-award winning author, animator and designer across Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse and Kyle Baker Publishing, meet up to talk shop about comics and book design, making a powerful and lasting impression, and the future of comics and design. Moderated by book producer and Nickelodeon comics editor Joan Hilty. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

 Chip Kidd, iconic book cover designer, comics artist, editor, author and graphic designer (including the 2016 premier BKBF art poster!) and Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), multi-award winning author, animator and designer across Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse and Kyle Baker Publishing, meet up to talk shop about comics and book design, making a powerful and lasting impression, and the future of comics and design. Moderated by book producer and Nickelodeon comics editor Joan Hilty.


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Powerful By Design: Chip Kidd and Kyle Baker

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Powerful By Design: Chip Kidd and Kyle Baker Chip Kidd, iconic book cover designer, comics artist, editor, author and graphic designer (including the 2016 premier BKBF art poster!) and Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), multi-award winning author, animator and designer across Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse and Kyle Baker Publishing, meet up to talk shop about comics and book design, making a powerful and lasting impression, and the future of comics and design. Moderated by book producer and Nickelodeon comics editor Joan Hilty. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Chip Kidd, iconic book cover designer, comics artist, editor, author and graphic designer (including the 2016 premier BKBF art poster!) and Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), multi-award winning author, animator and designer across Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse and Kyle Baker Publishing, meet up to talk shop about comics and book design, making a powerful and lasting impression, and the future of comics and design. Moderated by book producer and Nickelodeon comics editor Joan Hilty.


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The Fault Line Between Empowerment and Vulnerability

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 The Fault Line Between Empowerment and Vulnerability Panelists address critical concerns, problems and opportunities that historically challenge America’s economic inequalities and stain our cultural fabric. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, D.W. Gibson D.W. Gibson (The Edge Becomes the Center), and Marc Lamont Hill (Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond), talk about gentrification, institutional inequalities and who has the power to empower. Moderated by Sarah Schulman. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Panelists address critical concerns, problems and opportunities that historically challenge America’s economic inequalities and stain our cultural fabric. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, D.W. Gibson D.W. Gibson (The Edge Becomes the Center), and Marc Lamont Hill (Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond), talk about gentrification, institutional inequalities and who has the power to empower. Moderated by Sarah Schulman.



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The Legacy of Octavia Butler presented by Greenlight Bookstore

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 The Legacy of Octavia Butler presented by Greenlight Bookstore Octavia Butler’s classic novel Kindred is nearing its 40th anniversary, and its narrative exploring slavery through time remains strikingly relevant. As a black woman who used science fiction and fantasy to address race and social issues, Butler is increasingly recognized as a vital and empowering voice in literature and culture. Contemporary writers and artists John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper), Ben Winters (Underground Airlines) and Ytasha L. Womack (Afrofuturism) discuss Butler’s influence on their own work, and the significance of writers of color and social justice movements in genre fiction. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Octavia Butler’s classic novel Kindred is nearing its 40th anniversary, and its narrative exploring slavery through time remains strikingly relevant. As a black woman who used science fiction and fantasy to address race and social issues, Butler is increasingly recognized as a vital and empowering voice in literature and culture. Contemporary writers and artists John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper), Ben Winters (Underground Airlines) and Ytasha L. Womack (Afrofuturism) discuss Butler’s influence on their own work, and the significance of writers of color and social justice movements in genre fiction.


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Unsung Heroines

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Unsung Heroines National bestseller Alexander Chee (Queen of the Night), Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist Desiree Cooper (Know the Mother) and novelist Irina Reyn (The Imperial Wife) meditate on the hardships and consequences women face while balancing romance with ambition and career in books featuring: a rising opera star with a dark past; a modern mirror of Catherine the Great; and a collection of short stories about the gender and race politics of parenting. Moderated by Clay Smith, Kirkus. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

National bestseller Alexander Chee (Queen of the Night), Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist Desiree Cooper (Know the Mother) and novelist Irina Reyn (The Imperial Wife) meditate on the hardships and consequences women face while balancing romance with ambition and career in books featuring: a rising opera star with a dark past; a modern mirror of Catherine the Great; and a collection of short stories about the gender and race politics of parenting. Moderated by Clay Smith, Kirkus.


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Won’t Know Much About History presented by the PEN American Center

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
10:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 10:00:00 09-18-2016 11:00:00 15 Won’t Know Much About History presented by the PEN American Center We live in the era of hot-button history, as adults debate whether to tell children about violative events in America's past, spin them, or quietly sweep them away. Sean Qualls, Chris Soentpiet, Jeanette Winter and Sharon Dennis Wyeth discuss the censorship of difficult subjects and just plain errors in children's historical fiction, and the ways teachers and parents can get it right by addressing authenticity, choosing fiction to accompany textbooks, and creating a home library of diverse and accurate American lit. Moderated by Fatima Shaik. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

We live in the era of hot-button history, as adults debate whether to tell children about violative events in America's past, spin them, or quietly sweep them away. Sean Qualls, Chris Soentpiet, Jeanette Winter and Sharon Dennis Wyeth discuss the censorship of difficult subjects and just plain errors in children's historical fiction, and the ways teachers and parents can get it right by addressing authenticity, choosing fiction to accompany textbooks, and creating a home library of diverse and accurate American lit. Moderated by Fatima Shaik.


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11am—12pm


Building Your Fantasy

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Building Your Fantasy New York Times bestselling author Nova Ren Suma (The Walls Around Us) moderates a conversation about finding the magic to construct brilliantly imagined fantasy worlds—from time travel to powerful witches to genetically engineered monsters—with #1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (Passenger), Joseph Bruchac (Trail of the Dead), and Zoraida Córdova (Labyrinth Lost). Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

New York Times bestselling author Nova Ren Suma (The Walls Around Us) moderates a conversation about finding the magic to construct brilliantly imagined fantasy worlds—from time travel to powerful witches to genetically engineered monsters—with #1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken (Passenger), Joseph Bruchac (Trail of the Dead), and Zoraida Córdova (Labyrinth Lost).


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Culinary Comfort

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Culinary Comfort The taste of home is different for everyone; different cultures and different households have unique goals for each dish they create. But what makes a cookbook is not so much the theme, but the person behind it and the spirit of home that is created. Executive Editor for Eater, Helen Rosner speaks with three authors--Julia Turshen (Small Victories), Pierre Thiam (Senegal), and Andie Mitchell (It Was Me All Along and Eating In the Middle)--whose personal touch makes their recipes all the better. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The taste of home is different for everyone; different cultures and different households have unique goals for each dish they create. But what makes a cookbook is not so much the theme, but the person behind it and the spirit of home that is created. Executive Editor for Eater, Helen Rosner speaks with three authors--Julia Turshen (Small Victories), Pierre Thiam (Senegal), and Andie Mitchell (It Was Me All Along and Eating In the Middle)--whose personal touch makes their recipes all the better.

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Exile, Within and Without

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Exile, Within and Without There are various kinds of exile—from one’s country, one’s community, even oneself. Join Cameroonian Patrice Nganang, author of Mount Pleasant; Jamaican Olive Senior, author of The Pain Tree; and South African Imraan Coovadia, author of Tales of the Metric System, for a discussion of the ways, large and small, exile and displacement inform their work. Moderated by Anderson Tepper. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

There are various kinds of exile—from one’s country, one’s community, even oneself. Join Cameroonian Patrice Nganang, author of Mount Pleasant; Jamaican Olive Senior, author of The Pain Tree; and South African Imraan Coovadia, author of Tales of the Metric System, for a discussion of the ways, large and small, exile and displacement inform their work. Moderated by Anderson Tepper.


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Phaedra Interpreted

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Phaedra Interpreted Co-presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center New York. In conjunction with the BAM Next Wave Festival’s upcoming presentation of Phaedra(s), this program will explore how the myth of Phaedra has been reimagined across media to reflect contemporary society, and the timeless truths it continues to reveal. Theater artist Kaneza Schaal moderates a conversation between playwright Charles Mee, whose many reinterpretations of the classics include True Love—based on Euripides' Hippolytus and Racine's Phaedra—and playwright Caridad Svich, author of several plays that radically riff on ancient Greek drama, including The Orphan Sea and the collection Blasted Heavens. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Co-presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center New York. In conjunction with the BAM Next Wave Festival’s upcoming presentation of Phaedra(s), this program will explore how the myth of Phaedra has been reimagined across media to reflect contemporary society, and the timeless truths it continues to reveal. Theater artist Kaneza Schaal moderates a conversation between playwright Charles Mee, whose many reinterpretations of the classics include True Love—based on Euripides' Hippolytus and Racine's Phaedra—and playwright Caridad Svich, author of several plays that radically riff on ancient Greek drama, including The Orphan Sea and the collection Blasted Heavens.


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Revolutionary Art

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Revolutionary Art History comes to life in graphic biographies of revolutionary figures, who forever changed the course of America’s politics, culture, and art--and whose messages resonate in our current troubled time. Kyle Baker (Nat Turner--reissued to coincide with the major motion picture release), Sabrina Jones (Our Lady of Birth Control) and Nick Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol). Moderated by Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle). Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

History comes to life in graphic biographies of revolutionary figures, who forever changed the course of America’s politics, culture, and art--and whose messages resonate in our current troubled time. Kyle Baker (Nat Turner--reissued to coincide with the major motion picture release), Sabrina Jones (Our Lady of Birth Control) and Nick Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol). Moderated by Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle).


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The Whole World is Watching presented by The Nation

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 The Whole World is Watching presented by The Nation We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests coast to coast asserting the importance of Black Lives, economic equality, worker rights and alternative political candidates. Join three young writers who have thought deeply about these movements and the personal impact borne by young people struggling to find their way in an increasingly stratified society. Featuring Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching), Sarah Jaffe (Necessary Trouble) and Sarah Leonard (The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century). Moderated by Kai Wright (host, WNYC’s "There Goes the Neighborhood"). Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests coast to coast asserting the importance of Black Lives, economic equality, worker rights and alternative political candidates. Join three young writers who have thought deeply about these movements and the personal impact borne by young people struggling to find their way in an increasingly stratified society. Featuring Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching), Sarah Jaffe (Necessary Trouble) and Sarah Leonard (The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century). Moderated by Kai Wright (host, WNYC’s "There Goes the Neighborhood").


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Who? New!

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
11:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 11:00:00 09-18-2016 12:00:00 15 Who? New! Each season, the Brooklyn Book Festival chooses five debut books to present as books that we think should not be missed! This year we feature JJ Amaworo Wilson (Damnificados), Natashia Deon (Grace), Matt Gallagher (Young Blood), R.J. Hernández (An Innocent Fashion) and Jessica Winter (Break In Case of Emergency). Novelist Emma Straub, (Modern Lovers) will introduce the authors who will read from their novels. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Each season, the Brooklyn Book Festival chooses five debut books to present as books that we think should not be missed! This year we feature JJ Amaworo Wilson (Damnificados), Natashia Deon (Grace), Matt Gallagher (Young Blood), R.J. Hernández (An Innocent Fashion)
and Jessica Winter (Break In Case of Emergency). Novelist Emma Straub, (Modern Lovers)
will introduce the authors who will read from their novels.


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12pm—1pm


Against the Odds

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Against the Odds From World War II and the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights movement, some of history’s most famous—and infamous—game changers were rebels and survivors. Join award-winning authors M. T. Anderson (Symphony for the Dead), Steve Sheinkin (Most Dangerous), and Kekla Magoon (X: A Novel) as they discuss three courageous people who fought for human rights—and the right to live.Moderated by Ken Wright.  Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

From World War II and the Vietnam War to the Civil Rights movement, some of history’s most famous—and infamous—game changers were rebels and survivors. Join award-winning authors M. T. Anderson (Symphony for the Dead), Steve Sheinkin (Most Dangerous), and Kekla Magoon (X: A Novel) as they discuss three courageous people who fought for human rights—and the right to live.Moderated by Ken Wright


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Brutally Honest: Real-World Destruction in Literature

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Brutally Honest: Real-World Destruction in Literature Fiction has increasingly become an outlet for writers worldwide to work through cultural pain, and to search for insight into the traumatic events that saturate media headlines. Jonathan Lee (High Dive) infuses a historic bomb plot in Thatcher’s England with new life, empathy, and interest; Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs) dissects the long term effects of terrorism on both the victims and the perpetrators; and Sharon Millar (The Whale House) tackles class divides and social tumult in modern day Trinidad. Moderated by Anna North, (The Life and Death of Sophie Stark). Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Fiction has increasingly become an outlet for writers worldwide to work through cultural pain, and to search for insight into the traumatic events that saturate media headlines. Jonathan Lee (High Dive) infuses a historic bomb plot in Thatcher’s England with new life, empathy, and interest; Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs) dissects the long term effects of terrorism on both the victims and the perpetrators; and Sharon Millar (The Whale House) tackles class divides and social tumult in modern day Trinidad. Moderated by Anna North, (The Life and Death of Sophie Stark).


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Chronicles of the Brooklyn Bridge Park:

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Chronicles of the Brooklyn Bridge Park: Joanne Witty (Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation board member)and Henrik Krogius, authors of Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Dying Waterfront Transformed, and Nancy Webster (executive director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy), author of A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, talk about the inspiring backstory of the community and political engagement that transformed a defunct, urban waterfront into an internationally recognized urban oasis. Moderated by former Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Joanne Witty (Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation board member)and Henrik Krogius, authors of Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Dying Waterfront Transformed, and Nancy Webster (executive director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy), author of A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, talk about the inspiring backstory of the community and political engagement that transformed a defunct, urban waterfront into an internationally recognized urban oasis. Moderated by former Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel.


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New Works: A Poetry Reading

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 New Works: A Poetry Reading Poets Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses), Ocean Vuong (Night Sky with Exit Wounds), Monica Youn (Blackacre), and Rickey Laurentiis (Boy With Thorn) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Moderated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Poets Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses), Ocean Vuong (Night Sky with Exit Wounds), Monica Youn (Blackacre), and Rickey Laurentiis (Boy With Thorn) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Moderated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center.


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Occupy and Resist

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Occupy and Resist Three prominent international writers, the Czech Republic’s Magdaléna Platzová (The Attempt), Cameroon’s Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), and Arab-Israeli’s Sayed Kashua (Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life), take on geopolitical forces and their resistance, from Zuccotti Park to the offices of Lehman Brothers to the streets of the West Bank. Moderated by Caleb Crain. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three prominent international writers, the Czech Republic’s Magdaléna Platzová (The Attempt), Cameroon’s Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), and Arab-Israeli’s Sayed Kashua (Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life), take on geopolitical forces and their resistance, from Zuccotti Park to the offices of Lehman Brothers to the streets of the West Bank. Moderated by Caleb Crain.


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Of Folklore, Fantasy and the Human Soul.

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Of Folklore, Fantasy and the Human Soul. Three imaginative and fantastical narratives from authors Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), Granta magazine co-founder Jonathan Levi (Septimania) and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and 28 Nights). A postmodern adventure novel set in the Middle East; an absurd romp through history, the arts, and the human soul; and a story that’s part folk tale, part fantasy, and part philosophical battle of the heart and mind. Moderated by Kaylie Jones, The Anger Meridian. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three imaginative and fantastical narratives from authors Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), Granta magazine co-founder Jonathan Levi (Septimania) and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and 28 Nights). A postmodern adventure novel set in the Middle East; an absurd romp through history, the arts, and the human soul; and a story that’s part folk tale, part fantasy, and part philosophical battle of the heart and mind. Moderated by Kaylie Jones, The Anger Meridian.


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Security Without Backdoors: The Future of Digital Privacy

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 Security Without Backdoors: The Future of Digital Privacy Earlier this year, it appeared the FBI was headed toward a legal showdown with Apple, who had refused to comply with a court order to help access an iPhone. The litigation did not come to pass, but raised many questions: Has the government entered an aggressive new phase? Are they seeking to establish legal precedent to ratify their authority over telecoms, software companies, and others? Is this a necessary measure to keep citizens safe in a dangerous world? What are the stakes? Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s Note to Self, leads an esteemed panel including Fred Kaplan (Dark Territory), security expert Bruce Schneier (Data and Goliath), and law scholar Laura K. Donohue (The Future of Foreign Intelligence). Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Earlier this year, it appeared the FBI was headed toward a legal showdown with Apple, who had refused to comply with a court order to help access an iPhone. The litigation did not come to pass, but raised many questions: Has the government entered an aggressive new phase? Are they seeking to establish legal precedent to ratify their authority over telecoms, software companies, and others? Is this a necessary measure to keep citizens safe in a dangerous world? What are the stakes? Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s Note to Self, leads an esteemed panel including Fred Kaplan (Dark Territory), security expert Bruce Schneier (Data and Goliath), and law scholar Laura K. Donohue (The Future of Foreign Intelligence).


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When Home is Not Home At All

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
12:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 12:00:00 09-18-2016 13:00:00 15 When Home is Not Home At All America may be a melting pot, but it is not always the place where dreams are made. Italian-American ex-pats, a formerly tight-knit Mexican family scattered across the globe, and a broken Hindu family living in New England populate narratives where culture, family, and trauma collide in three new works of fiction from authors Louisa Ermelino (Malafemmena), Antonio Ruiz-Camacho (Barefoot Dogs), and Hirsh Sawhney (South Haven).Moderated by Theo Gangi, St. Francis College. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

America may be a melting pot, but it is not always the place where dreams are made. Italian-American ex-pats, a formerly tight-knit Mexican family scattered across the globe, and a broken Hindu family living in New England populate narratives where culture, family, and trauma collide in three new works of fiction from authors Louisa Ermelino (Malafemmena), Antonio Ruiz-Camacho (Barefoot Dogs), and Hirsh Sawhney (South Haven).Moderated by Theo Gangi, St. Francis College.



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1pm—2pm


Art and Providence

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 18, 2016
13:30
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:30:00 09-18-2016 14:30:00 15 Art and Providence How do our pursuits of beauty and preciousness reveal buried self-interest, secret heartaches and biases, and the nearly impossible task of letting go. In Ann Hood’s The Book that Matters Most and Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp, the pursuit of obsessional objects from the past unravels truths of intimacy and long-ago grudges. In Julian Tepper’s The Ark, the futile pursuit of artistic endeavors unspools a fractious family. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Miwa Messer, Barnes & Noble. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

How do our pursuits of beauty and preciousness reveal buried self-interest, secret heartaches and biases, and the nearly impossible task of letting go. In Ann Hood’s The Book that Matters Most and Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp, the pursuit of obsessional objects from the past unravels truths of intimacy and long-ago grudges. In Julian Tepper’s The Ark, the futile pursuit of artistic endeavors unspools a fractious family. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Miwa Messer, Barnes & Noble.



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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered Alexis De Veaux (Yabo), Joyce Carol Oates (The Man without a Shadow) and Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love) craft characters who are disoriented by desire and love in books that question the nature of identity and the self. Some characters lose themselves in their couplehood, others retain their identities as they slip in and out time and place, and still others project their hopes and fantasies on their beloved and cling to delusion. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Gregory Cowles, The New York Times Book Review. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Alexis De Veaux (Yabo), Joyce Carol Oates (The Man without a Shadow) and Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love) craft characters who are disoriented by desire and love in books that question the nature of identity and the self. Some characters lose themselves in their couplehood, others retain their identities as they slip in and out time and place, and still others project their hopes and fantasies on their beloved and cling to delusion. Short readings and discussion. Moderated by Gregory Cowles, The New York Times Book Review.


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Location Location Location.

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Location Location Location. As we embrace new technologies that (supposedly) make it impossible to get lost, are we losing an intrinsic part of ourselves? George Michelsen Foy (Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human) and Greg Milner (Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds) explore the status of navigation and wayfinding techniques, developed over millennia, in a world saturated with geocoding, GPS, and Google Maps. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

As we embrace new technologies that (supposedly) make it impossible to get lost, are we losing an intrinsic part of ourselves? George Michelsen Foy (Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human) and Greg Milner (Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds) explore the status of navigation and wayfinding techniques, developed over millennia, in a world saturated with geocoding, GPS, and Google Maps.


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Marriage: In Love, Madness and War

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Marriage: In Love, Madness and War What do we gain, and what do we lose, in marriage? What kind of love stories does war inspire? Jyothi Natarajan leads a conversation between Indian author and recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize Jerry Pinto (Em and The Big Hoom; Helen), Sri Lankan debut novelist Anuk Arudpragasam (The Story of a Brief Marriage) and Czech writer Tomas Zmeskal (Love Letter in Cuneiform) to discuss the complexities of love and marriage in both war and peace. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

What do we gain, and what do we lose, in marriage? What kind of love stories does war inspire? Jyothi Natarajan leads a conversation between Indian author and recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize Jerry Pinto (Em and The Big Hoom; Helen), Sri Lankan debut novelist Anuk Arudpragasam (The Story of a Brief Marriage) and Czech writer Tomas Zmeskal (Love Letter in Cuneiform) to discuss the complexities of love and marriage in both war and peace.


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Obsessively Funny

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Obsessively Funny Meet the authors behind this year’s snarkiest YA comedies where real life becomes fanfic, fandom turns fatal, and summer camp unites a band of misfits. Award-winning author, blogger, and humorist Una LaMarche moderates a discussion with Anna Breslaw (Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here), Goldy Moldavsky (Kill the Boy Band), and Jesse Andrews (The Haters). Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Meet the authors behind this year’s snarkiest YA comedies where real life becomes fanfic, fandom turns fatal, and summer camp unites a band of misfits. Award-winning author, blogger, and humorist Una LaMarche moderates a discussion with Anna Breslaw (Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here), Goldy Moldavsky (Kill the Boy Band), and Jesse Andrews (The Haters).


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Otherworldly

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Otherworldly By drawing the out-of-this-world, these comics share essential truths about humanity. Marjorie Liu (Monstress) writes comics about gore, sex, and horror--which reflect deep socio-cultural/historical inspiration. Tyler Cohen (Primahood) blends surrealism and memoir to explore what it means to be a queer person in a straight world (particularly as a parent). Gregory Benton (Smoke) illuminates the struggles of immigrant farm-workers in a graphic novella with ghostly elements. Moderated by award-winning author Ellen Kushner. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

By drawing the out-of-this-world, these comics share essential truths about humanity. Marjorie Liu (Monstress) writes comics about gore, sex, and horror--which reflect deep socio-cultural/historical inspiration. Tyler Cohen (Primahood) blends surrealism and memoir to explore what it means to be a queer person in a straight world (particularly as a parent). Gregory Benton (Smoke) illuminates the struggles of immigrant farm-workers in a graphic novella with ghostly elements. Moderated by award-winning author Ellen Kushner.


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Terror, Threats and Fear

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Terror, Threats and Fear In the 15 years since George W. Bush announced the beginning of the "war on terror,” the United States has seen the country's longest wars, acts of homegrown terrorism, increased domestic surveillance, and a presidential candidate who promised to stop Muslim immigration. Join Masha Gessen (The Brothers), Moustafa Bayoumi (This Muslim American Life) and Amitava Kumar (A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb) for a conversation on Islamophobia, the “homegrown” terrorist threat, and the impact of the war on terror on our lives here in the United States. Moderated by Faiza Patel of the Brennan Center. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

In the 15 years since George W. Bush announced the beginning of the "war on terror,” the United States has seen the country's longest wars, acts of homegrown terrorism, increased domestic surveillance, and a presidential candidate who promised to stop Muslim immigration. Join Masha Gessen (The Brothers), Moustafa Bayoumi (This Muslim American Life) and Amitava Kumar (A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb) for a conversation on Islamophobia, the “homegrown” terrorist threat, and the impact of the war on terror on our lives here in the United States. Moderated by Faiza Patel of the Brennan Center.


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The Circle of Life: Generational Turmoil

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 The Circle of Life: Generational Turmoil In three brutally honest and beautifully written novels, three authors provide firsthand insight to the cyclical nature of life’s most painful experiences: Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years) provides insight into the inescapable, roundabout nature of poverty and addiction; Alexander Maksik (Shelter in Place) traverses the hardships of inherited mental illness and hereditary violence; and Michelle Tea (Black Wave) portrays the effects of drinking, drugs, and gentrification. Moderated by Michele Filgate, National Book Critics Circle. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

In three brutally honest and beautifully written novels, three authors provide firsthand insight to the cyclical nature of life’s most painful experiences: Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years) provides insight into the inescapable, roundabout nature of poverty and addiction; Alexander Maksik (Shelter in Place) traverses the hardships of inherited mental illness and hereditary violence; and Michelle Tea
(Black Wave) portrays the effects of drinking, drugs, and gentrification. Moderated by Michele Filgate, National Book Critics Circle.


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The Racial Realities of Fiction presented by the Times Literary Supplement

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 The Racial Realities of Fiction presented by the Times Literary Supplement Stig Abell, The Times Literary Supplement editor, leads a conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson (Welcome to Braggsville), best selling author Esmeralda Santiago (Conquistadora) and debut novelist Ali Eteraz (Native Believer) in a conversation about race in their novels, in culture and in contemporary society in America and the UK. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Stig Abell, The Times Literary Supplement editor, leads a conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson (Welcome to Braggsville), best selling author Esmeralda Santiago (Conquistadora) and debut novelist Ali Eteraz (Native Believer) in a conversation about race in their novels, in culture and in contemporary society in America and the UK.


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Witches

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Witches Interest in witches and witchcraft is on the rise in popular culture and non-fiction studies. Alex Mar (Witches of America), Robert Eggers, writer and director of The Witch, and Robin Wasserman (Girls On Fire) discuss their work and the new cultural fascination with witchcraft and the occult, and whether the interest is a creepy, yet entertaining diversion or a longing to reconnect with something deeper, as demonstrated by the growing American Pagan movement. Moderated by Jaya Saxena, TheDaily Dot. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Interest in witches and witchcraft is on the rise in popular culture and non-fiction studies. Alex Mar (Witches of America), Robert Eggers, writer and director of The Witch, and Robin Wasserman (Girls On Fire) discuss their work and the new cultural fascination with witchcraft and the occult, and whether the interest is a creepy, yet entertaining diversion or a longing to reconnect with something deeper, as demonstrated by the growing American Pagan movement. Moderated by Jaya Saxena, The
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Youth in Revolt

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
13:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 13:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Youth in Revolt On the cusp of adulthood, where the possibilities of reinvention seem endless, the characters in Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter, Teddy Wayne’s Loner, and Tony Tulathimutte’s Private Citizen are at a crossroads. Some characters are earnest, others manipulative, and most reckless. As they navigate independence, their actions determine whether they end up on the road to redemption or destruction. Moderated by Steph Opitz, Marie Claire. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

On the cusp of adulthood, where the possibilities of reinvention seem endless, the characters in Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter, Teddy Wayne’s Loner, and Tony Tulathimutte’s Private Citizen are at a crossroads. Some characters are earnest, others manipulative, and most reckless. As they navigate independence, their actions determine whether they end up on the road to redemption or destruction. Moderated by Steph Opitz, Marie Claire.


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2pm—3pm


A Novel Comedy Show presented by the Literati of Union Hall

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 A Novel Comedy Show presented by the Literati of Union Hall Hosted by Literati Colin O'Brien, Michael Wolf, Mark Vigeant, and Sam Reece. Comedians take over the Festival’s main stage to showcase the best that comedy literature has to offer. They will do stand up, read from their books, and perform characters. Featuring some of today's most outstanding, absurd, and hysterical comedians including Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot), Phoebe Robinson (You Can't Touch My Hair), Bonnie MacFarlane (You're Better Than Me), and Joel Kim Booster (Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up). Produced by Tara Beppel. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Hosted by Literati Colin O'Brien, Michael Wolf, Mark Vigeant, and Sam Reece. Comedians take over the Festival’s main stage to showcase the best that comedy literature has to offer. They will do stand up, read from their books, and perform characters. Featuring some of today's most outstanding, absurd, and hysterical comedians including Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot), Phoebe Robinson (You Can't Touch My Hair), Bonnie MacFarlane (You're Better Than Me), and Joel Kim Booster (Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up). Produced by Tara Beppel.



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American Angst and Anxiety

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 American Angst and Anxiety The promise of glory, of middle-class achievability, of domestic bliss. Three books of fiction, Tracy O’Neill’s The Hopeful, Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers and Helen Ellis’ American Housewife, examine aspiration and competition, from the domestic angst of upper and middle class New Yorkers, to the passion and anguish of Olympic hopefuls. No one is spared from the pressure of American ambition. Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor at Buzzfeed. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

The promise of glory, of middle-class achievability, of domestic bliss. Three books of fiction, Tracy O’Neill’s The Hopeful, Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers and Helen Ellis’ American Housewife, examine aspiration and competition, from the domestic angst of upper and middle class New Yorkers, to the passion and anguish of Olympic hopefuls. No one is spared from the pressure of American ambition. Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor at Buzzfeed.


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Ask Amazon: Tell Your Story; Find Your Readers

Brooklyn Law School, Room 601
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Ask Amazon: Tell Your Story; Find Your Readers Amazon's author and publishing relations director Neal Thompson will lead a conversation about how Amazon is working to support all writers at all stages of their careers, fiction and nonfiction, with programs aimed at helping them prepare, publish, and promote their books, plus new ways authors should be thinking about discoverability. Includes an open Q&A session. Brooklyn Law School, Room 601, , , Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Amazon's author and publishing relations director Neal Thompson will lead a conversation about how Amazon is working to support all writers at all stages of their careers, fiction and nonfiction, with programs aimed at helping them prepare, publish, and promote their books, plus new ways authors should be thinking about discoverability. Includes an open Q&A session.


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Let Me Show You My World

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Let Me Show You My World Join three creators who craft narratives in words AND pictures. Faith Erin Hicks' exciting new graphic novel The Nameless City is the first in a trilogy, as two unlikely friends start their fantastical adventures through a city with no name. Laurent Linn  combines comics and prose in a powerful illustrated novel Draw the Line about love, hate, and identity. And Ethan Young's Bridget Lee is a comic spacefaring joyride you won't want to miss. Moderated by George O'Connor (creator of the popular Olympians series). Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Join three creators who craft narratives in words AND pictures. Faith Erin Hicks' exciting new graphic novel The Nameless City is the first in a trilogy, as two unlikely friends start their fantastical adventures through a city with no name. Laurent Linn  combines comics and prose in a powerful illustrated novel Draw the Line about love, hate, and identity. And Ethan Young's Bridget Lee is a comic spacefaring joyride you won't want to miss. Moderated by George O'Connor (creator of the popular Olympians series).


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Politically Correct?

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Politically Correct? If and when Americans get to marking the ballot, a Democrat or Republican is invariably elected. If? If voting rights are protected and everyone gets to vote! When?At the general election when the two major parties have rolled-over or rolled-in the independents, liberals, conservatives, green people, working class, tea party candidates et all. Ralph Nader (Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think), Thomas Frank, (Listen Liberal), and Gloria J. Browne-Marshall (The Voting Rights War) discuss the election process and voter empowerment. Moderated by Nicholas W. Allard, Brooklyn Law School President and Joseph Crea Dean. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

If and when Americans get to marking the ballot, a Democrat or Republican is invariably elected. If? If voting rights are protected and everyone gets to vote! When?At the general election when the two major parties have rolled-over or rolled-in the independents, liberals, conservatives, green people, working class, tea party candidates et all. Ralph Nader (Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think), Thomas Frank, (Listen Liberal), and Gloria J. Browne-Marshall (The Voting Rights War) discuss the election process and voter empowerment. Moderated by Nicholas W. Allard, Brooklyn Law School President and Joseph Crea Dean.


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Short But Sweet

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Short But Sweet How do you capture everything that’s funny yet memorable about giving birth, modern urban society, and captioned old Westerns in just a panel or a page? Join some of the most surreally hilarious cartoonists working in short form today: Ben Katchor (Cheap Novelties), Emily Flake (Mama Tried) and all the way from the UK, Glen Baxter (Almost Completely Baxter). Moderated by popular Connie to the Wonnie webcartoonist, Connie Sun. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

How do you capture everything that’s funny yet memorable about giving birth, modern urban society, and captioned old Westerns in just a panel or a page? Join some of the most surreally hilarious cartoonists working in short form today: Ben Katchor (Cheap Novelties), Emily Flake (Mama Tried) and all the way from the UK, Glen Baxter (Almost Completely Baxter). Moderated by popular Connie to the Wonnie webcartoonist, Connie Sun.



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Sinatra, Dylan, and the Era-Defining Artist

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Sinatra, Dylan, and the Era-Defining Artist It was 50 years ago that Bob Dylan released his tour-de-force, Blonde on Blonde. By that time - the year 1966 - Frank Sinatra was no longer the centrally important figure in American music he had once been. But it is fair to say the man they called The Voice was the defining artist of the 40s and 50s. And the man with the voice “like sand and glue,” nee Robert Zimmerman, was the defining artist of the 60s. Join veteran journalist and author Pete Hamill (Why Sinatra Matters) and music historian Elijah Wald (Dylan Goes Electric) for a lively conversation on these two titans of 20th-century music, who represented very different brands of “cool.” Moderated by Holly George Warren, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man.  Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

It was 50 years ago that Bob Dylan released his tour-de-force, Blonde on Blonde. By that time - the year 1966 - Frank Sinatra was no longer the centrally important figure in American music he had once been. But it is fair to say the man they called The Voice was the defining artist of the 40s and 50s. And the man with the voice “like sand and glue,” nee Robert Zimmerman, was the defining artist of the 60s. Join veteran journalist and author Pete Hamill (Why Sinatra Matters) and music historian Elijah Wald (Dylan Goes Electric) for a lively conversation on these two titans of 20th-century music, who represented very different brands of “cool.” Moderated by Holly George Warren, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man. 



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Social Media and the Future of Criticism

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 Social Media and the Future of Criticism "Everyone's a critic" has never been more true than in today’s social media age. Mediums like Twitter allow anyone and everyone to broadcast opinions, which calls the authority of professional commenters on music, film, and literature into question. Join former NYT books and theater critic Margo Jefferson (Negroland); music critic at The New Yorker, Hua Hsu (A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific); and NYT film critic A. O. Scott (Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth) in a conversation about the value of the critic today. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winner and NYT Critic at Large, Wesley Morris. St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

"Everyone's a critic" has never been more true than in today’s social media age. Mediums like Twitter allow anyone and everyone to broadcast opinions, which calls the authority of professional commenters on music, film, and literature into question. Join former NYT books and theater critic Margo Jefferson (Negroland); music critic at The New Yorker, Hua Hsu (A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific); and NYT film critic A. O. Scott (Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth) in a conversation about the value of the critic today. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winner and NYT Critic at Large, Wesley Morris.


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The Political Coming of Age

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 The Political Coming of Age Egyptian journalist Yasmine El Rashidi, author of the debut novel Chronicle of a Last Summer, Mauritian Ananda Devi, author of the prize-winning Eve out of Her Ruins, and Slovenian-Austrian Maja Haderlap, author of Angel of Oblivion, inspired by her family's experiences as a Slovenian minority in southern Austria during WW II, discuss the intersections of politics and identity and the role larger political realities play in shaping the lives of their characters--and the stories they chose to tell. Moderated by Gabriel Sanders, Tablet Magazine. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Egyptian journalist Yasmine El Rashidi, author of the debut novel Chronicle of a Last Summer, Mauritian Ananda Devi, author of the prize-winning Eve out of Her Ruins, and Slovenian-Austrian Maja Haderlap, author of Angel of Oblivion, inspired by her family's experiences as a Slovenian minority in southern Austria during WW II, discuss the intersections of politics and identity and the role larger political realities play in shaping the lives of their characters--and the stories they chose to tell. Moderated by Gabriel Sanders, Tablet Magazine.


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Wanderlust and the Search for Meaning

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 18, 2016
14:30
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:30:00 09-18-2016 15:30:00 15 Wanderlust and the Search for Meaning Novelist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks (Voyager: Travel Writings), cartoonist Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq) and essayist Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere) discuss their genre-bending travel books, the effects of landscape on the human psyche, and what we're really searching for when we travel. Moderated by Timothy J. Houlihan, Provost, St. Francis College. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Novelist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks (Voyager: Travel Writings), cartoonist Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq) and essayist Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere) discuss their genre-bending travel books, the effects of landscape on the human psyche, and what we're really searching for when we travel. Moderated by Timothy J. Houlihan, Provost, St. Francis College.


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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
14:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 14:00:00 09-18-2016 15:00:00 15 You Can’t Make This Stuff Up “Write what you know” takes on new meaning in recent releases by NYT bestseller Charles Bock (Alice and Oliver), novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Crane (The History of Great Things), and NAACP Image Award Finalist Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan). These novelists borrow from their own personal histories to weave beautiful, heartbreaking stories that are both intimate and universal. Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique (The Land of Love and Drowning). Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

“Write what you know” takes on new meaning in recent releases by NYT bestseller Charles Bock (Alice and Oliver), novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Crane (The History of Great Things), and NAACP Image Award Finalist Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan). These novelists borrow from their own personal histories to weave beautiful, heartbreaking stories that are both intimate and universal. Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique (The Land of Love and Drowning).

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3pm—4pm


A House is Only A Home

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 18, 2016
15:30
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:30:00 09-18-2016 16:30:00 15 A House is Only A Home Family homes are more than the settings of childhood memories. In the novels of these authors, houses are powerful embodiments of personal identity. Through a cottage in the British countryside in Windham-Campbell Prize recipient Tessa Hadley’s The Past, a Detroit townhouse in Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House, and a bungalow on the California coast in Andre Dubus III’s The House of Sound and Fog. Moderated by Halimah Marcus. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Family homes are more than the settings of childhood memories. In the novels of these authors, houses are powerful embodiments of personal identity. Through a cottage in the British countryside in Windham-Campbell Prize recipient Tessa Hadley’s The Past, a Detroit townhouse in Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House, and a bungalow on the California coast in Andre Dubus III’s The House of Sound and Fog. Moderated by Halimah Marcus.


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Bowie and Prince: The Pop Star as Artist

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Bowie and Prince: The Pop Star as Artist Bowie and Prince: The Pop Star as Artist. It is almost unfathomable that we lost both of these icons this year. Although they rose to fame in different eras, they had much in common. Boundary-pushing, gender-bending, they blazed their own paths and followed their own muses, with little regard for trends. Join panelists Touré (I Would Die 4 U), Rob Sheffield (On Bowie), and Greg Tate (Flyboy 2) for a wide-ranging discussion on two of the most innovative and visionary figures in music. Moderated by Amanda Petrusich (Do Not Sell at Any Price). St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Bowie and Prince: The Pop Star as Artist. It is almost unfathomable that we lost both of these icons this year. Although they rose to fame in different eras, they had much in common. Boundary-pushing, gender-bending, they blazed their own paths and followed their own muses, with little regard for trends. Join panelists Touré (I Would Die 4 U), Rob Sheffield (On Bowie), and Greg Tate (Flyboy 2) for a wide-ranging discussion on two of the most innovative and visionary figures in music. Moderated by Amanda Petrusich (Do Not Sell at Any Price).


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Can You Draw the Meaning of Life?

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Can You Draw the Meaning of Life? Three comics creators take on big questions--philosophical, scientific, spiritual. Lauren Redniss (Thunder & Lightning) explores the past, present, and controversial future of our world through weather phenomenons. Best-selling French creator Cyril Pedrosa (Equinoxes) reflects on the connections made between people over time and space. And Tom Hart (Rosalie Lightning) asks in a tragic yet beautiful memoir about his young daughter’s death: can you capture the meaning of a life, as you mourn its loss? Moderated by cartoonist and choreographer Kriota Willberg ((No) Pain!). Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three comics creators take on big questions--philosophical, scientific, spiritual. Lauren Redniss (Thunder & Lightning) explores the past, present, and controversial future of our world through weather phenomenons. Best-selling French creator Cyril Pedrosa (Equinoxes) reflects on the connections made between people over time and space. And Tom Hart (Rosalie Lightning) asks in a tragic yet beautiful memoir about his young daughter’s death: can you capture the meaning of a life, as you mourn its loss? Moderated by cartoonist and choreographer Kriota Willberg ((No) Pain!).


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Modern Love

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 14:00:00 15 Modern Love Come hear New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar (Dark Horses) discuss how teens love in the social media age, be it complicated, sweet, or dangerous, with acclaimed YA authors Kate Scelsa (Fans of the Impossible Life) and Robin Talley (As I Descended), moderated by Sarvenaz Tash (The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love). Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Come hear New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar (Dark Horses) discuss how teens love in the social media age, be it complicated, sweet, or dangerous, with acclaimed YA authors Kate Scelsa (Fans of the Impossible Life) and Robin Talley (As I Descended), moderated by Sarvenaz Tash (The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love).


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Obsession

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Obsession A bitter exile broods over his lost homeland in a dark bar; a translator travels to Brazil to search for a lost author; a bereaved sister dissects her brother's crime and death sentence. What is obsession in literature, and what forms does it take in recent works by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya (Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in El Salvador), debut novelist Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear) and Patricia Engel (The Veins of the Ocean). Moderated by Eric Banks. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A bitter exile broods over his lost homeland in a dark bar; a translator travels to Brazil to search for a lost author; a bereaved sister dissects her brother's crime and death sentence. What is obsession in literature, and what forms does it take in recent works by Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya (Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in El Salvador), debut novelist Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear) and Patricia Engel (The Veins of the Ocean). Moderated by Eric Banks.


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Something Strange in the Neighborhood

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Something Strange in the Neighborhood Three authors have a sixth sense for the uncanny, masquerading as the everyday. Normal becomes strange whether it’s a portal in a suburban backyard in J. Robert Lennon’s short story collection See You In Paradise, a group of mothers that have a bit too much in common in Helen Phillips's Some Possible Solutions, or a black family who discovers strange goings on in an all-white neighborhood in Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, Moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three authors have a sixth sense for the uncanny, masquerading as the everyday. Normal becomes strange whether it’s a portal in a suburban backyard in J. Robert Lennon’s short story collection See You In Paradise, a group of mothers that have a bit too much in common in Helen Phillips's Some Possible Solutions, or a black family who discovers strange goings on in an all-white neighborhood in Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, Moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.


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The Art of Survival in Imaginary Worlds

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 The Art of Survival in Imaginary Worlds Complex power structures, individual heroes, and the urge to survive dominate three new works in science fiction and fantasy from celebrated authors; Robert Jackson Bennett (City of Blades), Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Blood), and N. K. Jemisin (The Obelisk Gate) discuss their female-driven science fiction and the draw of unfamiliar fantastical worlds to modern readers. Moderated by Alice Sola Kim. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Complex power structures, individual heroes, and the urge to survive dominate three new works in science fiction and fantasy from celebrated authors; Robert Jackson Bennett (City of Blades), Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Blood), and N. K. Jemisin (The Obelisk Gate) discuss their female-driven science fiction and the draw of unfamiliar fantastical worlds to modern readers. Moderated by Alice Sola Kim.



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When Domesticity Explodes

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 When Domesticity Explodes Ali Eteraz (Native Believer) presents second generation immigrant M. whose American Dream is beginning to unravel; Gayle Forman (Leave Me) tells the story of a working mom who hits her breaking point; and Adam Haslett (Imagine Me Gone) chronicles the precarious stability of a family dealing with one member’s mental illness. Three writers investigate the place of the individual in the modern nuclear family, and difficulties present in the act of loving. Moderated by Angela Ledgerwood, creator and host, The Lit Up Show. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Ali Eteraz (Native Believer) presents second generation immigrant M. whose American Dream is beginning to unravel; Gayle Forman (Leave Me) tells the story of a working mom who hits her breaking point; and Adam Haslett (Imagine Me Gone) chronicles the precarious stability of a family dealing with one member’s mental illness. Three writers investigate the place of the individual in the modern nuclear family, and difficulties present in the act of loving. Moderated by Angela Ledgerwood, creator and host, The Lit Up Show.

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Who Tells Your Story? Identity and Representation on the Contemporary American Stage

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Who Tells Your Story? Identity and Representation on the Contemporary American Stage Whiting Award winner Madeline George The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence leads a conversation with four playwrights and cultural creators - fellow Whiting Award winners Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy, Pulitzer Prize) and MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays); and OBIE winners Lucy Thurber (The Hilltown Plays) and Carl Hancock Rux (Talk) in a conversation about gender and racial parity in American theatre today. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Whiting Award winner Madeline George The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence leads a conversation with four playwrights and cultural creators - fellow Whiting Award winners Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy, Pulitzer Prize) and MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays); and OBIE winners Lucy Thurber (The Hilltown Plays) and Carl Hancock Rux (Talk) in a conversation about gender and racial parity in American theatre today.

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Writing the War

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
15:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 15:00:00 09-18-2016 16:00:00 15 Writing the War Who gets to tell the story of the U.S.'s recent interventions in the Middle East, and how does one's perspective or experience change what that story might be? Join Janine di Giovanni (The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria), Larry Siems (editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's Guantanamo Diary), and Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood) as they discuss what shaped their stories of America's military imprint, and how to communicate the disruptions of recent history. Moderated by Greg Milner (Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Who gets to tell the story of the U.S.'s recent interventions in the Middle East, and how does one's perspective or experience change what that story might be? Join Janine di Giovanni (The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria), Larry Siems (editor of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's Guantanamo Diary), and Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood) as they discuss what shaped their stories of America's military imprint, and how to communicate the disruptions of recent history. Moderated by Greg Milner (Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds.



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Darkly Comic

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 Darkly Comic A writer bares himself through his hotel reviews, another writer embarks on a search but isn’t quite sure what he’s searching for, and a hot-tempered TV executive gets violent in a sex-strewn suburb. Rick Moody (Hotels of North America), Geoff Dyer (White Sands), and A.M. Homes (May We Be Forgiven) discuss their darkly comic latest books, including short readings and Q&A. Moderated by Ian S. Maloney, St. Francis College. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A writer bares himself through his hotel reviews, another writer embarks on a search but isn’t quite sure what he’s searching for, and a hot-tempered TV executive gets violent in a sex-strewn suburb. Rick Moody (Hotels of North America), Geoff Dyer (White Sands), and A.M. Homes (May We Be Forgiven) discuss their darkly comic latest books, including short readings and Q&A. Moderated by Ian S. Maloney, St. Francis College.



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From Sci-Fi to Meta (and Heavy Metal): New Dimensions in Latin American Fiction

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 From Sci-Fi to Meta (and Heavy Metal): New Dimensions in Latin American Fiction From the futuristic fantasies of Cuban writer and rocker Yoss (Super Extra Grande) to the metafictional twists and turns of Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue (Sudden Death) and Chilean Carlos Labbé (Loquela), contemporary Latin American fiction continues to surprise and astonish in new ways. Bolaño translator Natasha Wimmer leads a conversation with these groundbreaking authors. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

From the futuristic fantasies of Cuban writer and rocker Yoss (Super Extra Grande) to the metafictional twists and turns of Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue (Sudden Death) and Chilean Carlos Labbé (Loquela), contemporary Latin American fiction continues to surprise and astonish in new ways. Bolaño translator Natasha Wimmer leads a conversation with these groundbreaking authors.

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Hearts of Darkness

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 Hearts of Darkness A traumatized boy develops a sinister obsession with dolls; a man and his young lover take their fantasies in a chilling direction on the Amazon River; a teenage girl’s psychic link with a powerful monster puts them both in the crosshairs of otherworldly powers. Joyce Carol Oates (The Doll Master and Other Tales of Terror), Peter Straub (Interior Darkness), and Marjorie Liu (Monstress Volume 1: Awakening) discuss their latest genre-bending books that offer masterful glimpses of true horror, including short readings and a Q&A. Moderated by Charles Ardai, publisher, Hard Case Crime. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A traumatized boy develops a sinister obsession with dolls; a man and his young lover take their fantasies in a chilling direction on the Amazon River; a teenage girl’s psychic link with a powerful monster puts them both in the crosshairs of otherworldly powers. Joyce Carol Oates (The Doll Master and Other Tales of Terror), Peter Straub (Interior Darkness), and Marjorie Liu (Monstress Volume 1: Awakening) discuss their latest genre-bending books that offer masterful glimpses of true horror, including short readings and a Q&A. Moderated by Charles Ardai, publisher, Hard Case Crime.



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High Brow, Low Brow

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 High Brow, Low Brow Many regard literary fiction and fun fiction as opposites--but contemporary authors are proving that reading can be intellectual and jovial at once. Lynn Crosbie (Where Did You Sleep Last Night) elevates fan-fiction to new heights by resurrecting Kurt Cobain in a gritty, zany read; Mark de Silva (Square Wave) blends the popular, pulpy dystopian genre with high-brow academia; and Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations) constructs an avant garde short story collection with craft that mimics human life. Moderated by Courtney Hodell, Whiting Foundation. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Many regard literary fiction and fun fiction as opposites--but contemporary authors are proving that reading can be intellectual and jovial at once. Lynn Crosbie (Where Did You Sleep Last Night) elevates fan-fiction to new heights by resurrecting Kurt Cobain in a gritty, zany read; Mark de Silva (Square Wave) blends the popular, pulpy dystopian genre with high-brow academia; and Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations) constructs an avant garde short story collection with craft that mimics human life. Moderated by Courtney Hodell, Whiting Foundation.

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How to Help Readers Discover Your Book

St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 How to Help Readers Discover Your Book However you publish, you must help readers find your book. In this fast-paced workshop presented by Your Expert Nation, three publishing experts – marketing director Bridget Marmion, publicist Michelle Blankenship, and SEO pro/social media coach Rich Kelley – share insider tips on how to build relationships, credibility, and visibility long before pub date; find readers online; get guest blogging engagements; do book giveaways; improve metadata; and reach your target audience using all the timeless and newest marketing, publicity, and promotional tools right for you. St. Francis College Workshop Room 4202, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

However you publish, you must help readers find your book. In this fast-paced workshop presented by Your Expert Nation, three publishing experts – marketing director Bridget Marmion, publicist Michelle Blankenship, and SEO pro/social media coach Rich Kelley – share insider tips on how to build relationships, credibility, and visibility long before pub date; find readers online; get guest blogging engagements; do book giveaways; improve metadata; and reach your target audience using all the timeless and newest marketing, publicity, and promotional tools right for you.


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Matters of Life and Death

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 Matters of Life and Death Death can be thought of as the elephant in the room that no one pays any attention to until we are profoundly changed as someone we love is dying, or dies, or blessedly survives a brush with death and thus gives that elephant a name. Elisha Cooper (Falling), Ann Neumann, (The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America), and Brandy Schillace (Death's Summer Coat -What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living) talk about how death and dying defines, impacts, and transforms life. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Death can be thought of as the elephant in the room that no one pays any attention to until we are profoundly changed as someone we love is dying, or dies, or blessedly survives a brush with death and thus gives that elephant a name. Elisha Cooper (Falling), Ann Neumann, (The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America), and Brandy Schillace (Death's Summer Coat -What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living) talk about how death and dying defines, impacts, and transforms life.


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Now =Then?

Brooklyn Law School, Room 601
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 Now =Then? David J. Helfand, one of America's leading astronomers and scientists, has a mission to encourage scientific habits of mind, and his new book, A Survival Guide To The Information Age, makes the case for scientific literacy. In his new book, But What If We're Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past, bestselling author, Chuck Klosterman ponders current scientific and cultural constructs, wondering if they will hold up to future scrutiny. Moderated by Laura Dolan, the two will converse about the value of scientific modes of thinking as well as the role of inquisitive and humorous speculation. Brooklyn Law School, Room 601, , , Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

David J. Helfand, one of America's leading astronomers and scientists, has a mission to encourage scientific habits of mind, and his new book, A Survival Guide To The Information Age, makes the case for scientific literacy. In his new book, But What If We're Wrong: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past, bestselling author, Chuck Klosterman ponders current scientific and cultural constructs, wondering if they will hold up to future scrutiny. Moderated by Laura Dolan, the two will converse about the value of scientific modes of thinking as well as the role of inquisitive and humorous speculation.


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Now and Then and Now

Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W
September 18, 2016
16:30
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:30:00 09-18-2016 17:30:00 15 Now and Then and Now Three writers whose lives have transitioned across continents and through time, muse about cultural influences, life experiences and living face forward. Helen Garner (Everywhere I Look), recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize and Australia’s noted short non-fiction writer; Okey Ndibe, African and American author of Never Look An American in the Eye, with Tin House Publisher, Rob Spillman, author of All Tomorrow’s Parties, a Berlin to Brooklyn life. Moderated by Phillip Lopate. Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W, 250 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three writers whose lives have transitioned across continents and through time, muse about cultural influences, life experiences and living face forward. Helen Garner (Everywhere I Look), recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize and Australia’s noted short non-fiction writer; Okey Ndibe, African and American author of Never Look An American in the Eye, with Tin House Publisher, Rob Spillman, author of All Tomorrow’s Parties, a Berlin to Brooklyn life. Moderated by Phillip Lopate.


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Sex is Power

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 Sex is Power Creators of truly “graphic” graphic books get serious talking about sex. Who is in power in transactional--or taboo--relationships, and how do such stories get ultimately told? Bestselling, cult-favorite Phoebe Gloeckner (Diary of a Teenage Girl, now a major motion picture) and rising star MariNaomi (Turning Japanese) claim their own tales of identity and awakening, while Chester Brown’s (Mary Wept at the Feet of Jesus) provocatively reinterprets biblical sex-workers. Moderated by comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg (Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy) Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Creators of truly “graphic” graphic books get serious talking about sex. Who is in power in transactional--or taboo--relationships, and how do such stories get ultimately told? Bestselling, cult-favorite Phoebe Gloeckner (Diary of a Teenage Girl, now a major motion picture) and rising star MariNaomi (Turning Japanese) claim their own tales of identity and awakening, while Chester Brown’s (Mary Wept at the Feet of Jesus) provocatively reinterprets biblical sex-workers. Moderated by comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg (Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy)


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The National Book Foundation presents 5 Under 35 Alums

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 The National Book Foundation presents 5 Under 35 Alums Selected by National Book Award Winners or Finalists, 5 Under 35 honorees are debut fiction writers whose work promises to make a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Now in its 11th year, 5 Under 35 reunites alums Phil Klay (Redeployment), Valeria Luiselli (The Story of My Teeth), and Asali Solomon (Disgruntled) to discuss the transition from emerging to established author. Moderated by Ben Greenman (Emotional Rescue). Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Selected by National Book Award Winners or Finalists, 5 Under 35 honorees are debut fiction writers whose work promises to make a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Now in its 11th year, 5 Under 35 reunites alums Phil Klay (Redeployment), Valeria Luiselli (The Story of My Teeth), and Asali Solomon (Disgruntled) to discuss the transition from emerging to established author. Moderated by Ben Greenman (Emotional Rescue).


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We the People

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
16:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 16:00:00 09-18-2016 17:00:00 15 We the People First and second generation immigrants and refugees, documented or not, are living in communities across America.Through their memoirs of migration, authors Kao Kalia Yang (The Song Poet) and Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League) and José Orduña (The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement) talk candidly about adapting to and confronting American life. Moderated by Moustafa Bayoumi. Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

First and second generation immigrants and refugees, documented or not, are living in communities across America.Through their memoirs of migration, authors Kao Kalia Yang (The Song Poet) and
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League) and José Orduña (The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration and Displacement) talk candidly about adapting to and confronting American life. Moderated by Moustafa Bayoumi.



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5pm—6pm


Get Lost--to Find Yourself

Saint Ann's School Rotunda
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Get Lost--to Find Yourself Three different authors show how leaving home can change your life! Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath follows a queer Puerto Rican teen from the Bronx on her journeys for an internship to Oregon that turns her whole world upside down. Brendan Kiely's The Last True Love Story follows a young couple who spring an elderly relative from his nursing home for a road trip to show them that love really can last... and Guyanese author Imam Baksh's Children of the Spider takes readers on an unforgettable, mythical, magical trek. Moderated by Aimee Friedman (Two Summers). Saint Ann's School Rotunda, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Three different authors show how leaving home can change your life! Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath follows a queer Puerto Rican teen from the Bronx on her journeys for an internship to Oregon that turns her whole world upside down. Brendan Kiely's The Last True Love Story follows a young couple who spring an elderly relative from his nursing home for a road trip to show them that love really can last... and Guyanese author Imam Baksh's Children of the Spider takes readers on an unforgettable, mythical, magical trek. Moderated by Aimee Friedman (Two Summers).


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Hijinx & Haywire: Mishaps and Disasters in Fiction

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Hijinx & Haywire: Mishaps and Disasters in Fiction A spitfire author mysteriously disappears into an almond tree, suitcase and cigar in hand; the super-powered women of the Regional Office are under attack from an evil plot; a road trip and a marriage go hauntingly awry. Three deftly playful novelists, Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear), Manuel Gonzales (The Regional Office Is Under Attack), and Hannah Pittard (Listen To Me) discuss mischief, mayhem, and mystery in developing their works, and the love and loyalty at stake. Moderated by Molly Rose Quinn. Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

A spitfire author mysteriously disappears into an almond tree, suitcase and cigar in hand; the super-powered women of the Regional Office are under attack from an evil plot; a road trip and a marriage go hauntingly awry. Three deftly playful novelists, Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear), Manuel Gonzales (The Regional Office Is Under Attack), and Hannah Pittard (Listen To Me) discuss mischief, mayhem, and mystery in developing their works, and the love and loyalty at stake. Moderated by Molly Rose Quinn.


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Microbes, Viruses and Destiny

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Microbes, Viruses and Destiny Microbes, Viruses and Destiny. In a micro to macro discussion, Carl Zimmer (Planet of Viruses) and Ed Yong (I Contain Multitudes:The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life), converse about life, death, and destiny from the perspective of the scientific front lines of study about the microbial partners that both harm and protect us from viruses that we rightfully or wrongfully fear. Zimmer and Yong are just the popular science writers to wonk this down into insightful information for us to understand. Moderated by Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond). Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St, 250 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Microbes, Viruses and Destiny. In a micro to macro discussion, Carl Zimmer (Planet of Viruses) and Ed Yong (I Contain Multitudes:The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life), converse about life, death, and destiny from the perspective of the scientific front lines of study about the microbial partners that both harm and protect us from viruses that we rightfully or wrongfully fear. Zimmer and Yong are just the popular science writers to wonk this down into insightful information for us to understand. Moderated by Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond).


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Not So Generic: Diversity in Science Fiction presented by the Center for Fiction

Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Not So Generic: Diversity in Science Fiction presented by the Center for Fiction Four celebrated voices from science fiction and fantasy whose work explores gender constructs and notions of sexuality, talk about the current state and representation of these themes in the field. Multi-award winner Catherynne Valente (Radiance) joins Seth Dickinson (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), 2015 Nebula Award-winner Alyssa Wong, and Whiting Award-winner Alice Sola Kim. Borough Hall Courtroom, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Four celebrated voices from science fiction and fantasy whose work explores gender constructs and notions of sexuality, talk about the current state and representation of these themes in the field. Multi-award winner Catherynne Valente (Radiance) joins Seth Dickinson (The Traitor Baru Cormorant), 2015 Nebula Award-winner Alyssa Wong, and Whiting Award-winner Alice Sola Kim.


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On Identity and Sexuality

Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 On Identity and Sexuality To what extent do discriminatory politics, social and cultural distinctions, and immigration oppress and build individuality? Join Malaysian writer Tash Aw, author of The Face: Strangers on a Pier; Jamaican-born Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of the debut Here Comes the Sun; and Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri, author of Everything I Don’t Remember, for a conversation about the freedoms and burdens of identity and sexuality and the ways in which they intersect in their work. Moderated by Emily Raboteau. Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

To what extent do discriminatory politics, social and cultural distinctions, and immigration oppress and build individuality? Join Malaysian writer Tash Aw, author of The Face: Strangers on a Pier; Jamaican-born Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of the debut Here Comes the Sun; and Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri, author of Everything I Don’t Remember, for a conversation about the freedoms and burdens of identity and sexuality and the ways in which they intersect in their work. Moderated by Emily Raboteau.


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Romance Writing Across Subgenres, presented by Word Bookstore

North Stage, Cadman Plaza East
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Romance Writing Across Subgenres, presented by Word Bookstore Kelly Faircloth, staff writer at Jezebel, moderates a discussion between romance novelists Sarah MacLean, Tessa Bailey, Zoraida Córdova, Lauren Layne, and Lena Hart. Whether you know and love the romance canon or you're a curious outsider, these fierce women writers will give you the inside scoop. Join a super smart dialogue about all kinds of romance fiction, from regency era historicals to steamy contemporaries. North Stage, Cadman Plaza East, Korean War Veterans Park , Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Kelly Faircloth, staff writer at Jezebel, moderates a discussion between romance novelists Sarah MacLean, Tessa Bailey, Zoraida Córdova, Lauren Layne, and Lena Hart. Whether you know and love the romance canon or you're a curious outsider, these fierce women writers will give you the inside scoop. Join a super smart dialogue about all kinds of romance fiction, from regency era historicals to steamy contemporaries.

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Single wo/man seeking....

Main Stage, Columbus Park
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Single wo/man seeking.... Authors Jessica Valenti (Sex Object: A Memoir), Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) and Brett Fletcher Lauer (Fake Missed Connections) discuss what's changed and what hasn't for women and men when it comes to love, sex, dating, and mating, the marriage option, and how we navigate vulnerabilities and betrayals new and old in the brave new digital century. Moderated by Denise Oswald. Main Stage, Columbus Park, Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Authors Jessica Valenti (Sex Object: A Memoir), Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) and Brett Fletcher Lauer (Fake Missed Connections) discuss what's changed and what hasn't for women and men when it comes to love, sex, dating, and mating, the marriage option, and how we navigate vulnerabilities and betrayals new and old in the brave new digital century. Moderated by Denise Oswald.



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Source Texts

St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 Source Texts In Salman Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Elizabeth Nunez’s Even in Paradise and Michael Seidlinger’s The Strangest, there are echoes of Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights, Shakespeare’s King Lear, and Camus’s The Stranger, respectively. How close the author plays to a text, and how much she or he departs, varies. Join us in a discussion about choices in using a literary classic as a muse.Moderated by Baz Dreisinger (Incarceration Nations). St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen St, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

In Salman Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Elizabeth Nunez’s Even in Paradise and Michael Seidlinger’s The Strangest, there are echoes of Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights, Shakespeare’s King Lear, and Camus’s The Stranger, respectively. How close the author plays to a text, and how much she or he departs, varies. Join us in a discussion about choices in using a literary classic as a muse.Moderated by Baz Dreisinger (Incarceration Nations).



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The Brooklyn Food Maker Scene: In Deep presented by PowerHouse Books

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 The Brooklyn Food Maker Scene: In Deep presented by PowerHouse Books People from all over the globe flock to Brooklyn -- the epicenter of the maker movement -- to discover and devour its wondrous artisanal output. What's it like to be deep in the Brooklyn food scene? How do these makers tackle fickle public taste and rocky economic shifts? Join coauthors Melissa Schreiber Vaughan and Susanne König (Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough's Artisanal Food & Drink Makers), as they talk highs and lows of the foodie business with two of Brooklyn’s favorite makers, Homa Dashtaki, founder of The White Moustache, and David Carrell, cofounder of People’s Pop. Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

People from all over the globe flock to Brooklyn -- the epicenter of the maker movement -- to discover and devour its wondrous artisanal output. What's it like to be deep in the Brooklyn food scene? How do these makers tackle fickle public taste and rocky economic shifts? Join coauthors Melissa Schreiber Vaughan and Susanne König (Made in Brooklyn: An Essential Guide to the Borough's Artisanal Food & Drink Makers), as they talk highs and lows of the foodie business with two of Brooklyn’s favorite makers, Homa Dashtaki, founder of The White Moustache, and David Carrell, cofounder of People’s Pop.

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The Search for the Discussible Book:

Brooklyn Law School, Room 601
September 18, 2016
17:00
Add to Calendar 09-18-2016 17:00:00 09-18-2016 18:00:00 15 The Search for the Discussible Book: Reading Group Choices returns with another workshop for reading groups. Attendees will receive copies of RGC’s 2017 edition. Following a short discussion on how to choose discussible books, authors featured with RGC will tell you about their books through a few fun rounds of author-speed-dating! Lynn Steger Strong (Hold Still), Deni Ellis Béchard (Into the Sun), and Iris Smyles (Dating Tips for the Unemployed). Brooklyn Law School, Room 601, , , Brooklyn Book Festival false MM/DD/YYYY

Reading Group Choices returns with another workshop for reading groups. Attendees will receive copies of RGC’s 2017 edition. Following a short discussion on how to choose discussible books, authors featured with RGC will tell you about their books through a few fun rounds of author-speed-dating! Lynn Steger Strong (Hold Still), Deni Ellis Béchard (Into the Sun), and Iris Smyles (Dating Tips for the Unemployed).


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