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

About the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

Brooklyn Book Festival Board of Directors

Timothy Houlihan, Chair
Adeola Adele
Seth Cummins, Secretary
Neil Giacobbi
Marisa Farina
Eric W. Olson, Treasurer
Johnny Temple
Saundra Thomas
Tupper Thomas

Carolyn Greer, Co-Producer, President
Liz Koch, Co-Producer, Vice President


Brooklyn Literary Council

Johnny Temple Chair


Members

Jenne Abramowitz
Scholastic

Kathy Daneman
Kathy Daneman Public Relations

Rachel Fershleiser
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Connie Hsu
Roaring Brook Press

Brett Fletcher Lauer
Poetry Society of America

Meg Lemke
MUTHA Magazine

Lisa Lucas
National Book Foundation

Paul Morris
PEN American Center.

Steph Opitz
Marie Claire

Camille Rankine
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Peter Rothberg
The Nation

Benjamin Samuel
National Book Foundation

Rob Spillman
Tin House

Johnny Temple
Akashic Books

Anderson Tepper
Vanity Fair

Meredith Walters
Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Book Festival Committees


Fiction Committee

Steph Opitz, Johnny Temple, co-chairs
Halimah Marcus
Andrea Montejo
Laurie Muchnick
Molly Rose Quinn
Clarence Reynolds
Benjamin Samuel
Rob Spillman
Meredith Walters

Non-Fiction Committee

Liz Koch, Carolyn Greer, co-chairs
Alex Carp
Mark Chait
Rakia Clark
Jason Diamond
Erin Edmison
Lauren LeBlanc
Jyothi Natarajan
Denise Oswald
Peter Rothberg


Poetry Committee

Brett Fletcher Lauer, Camille Rankine, co-chairs
Tina Chang
Mary Gannon
Hafizah Geter
Joseph O. Legaspi
Meghan O'Rourke
Meredith Walters


Youth and Children

Committee 

Jenne Abramowitz, Connie Hsu, co-chairs
Joanna Cardenas
Adriana Dominguez
Connie Hsu
Liz Koch
Meg Lemke
Rotem Moscovich
Ben Rosenthal

International Committee

Liz Koch, Anderson Tepper, co-chairs
Corinna Barsan
Mieke Chew
Jill Schoolman
Anjali Singh
Rob Spillman


Comics & Graphic Novels

Committee 

Meg Lemke, chair
Karen Green
Joan Hilty
Calvin Reid

Bookends Committee

Carolyn Greer, Paul W. Morris co-chairs
Julie Buntin
Jamie Burns
Ryan Chapman
Mensah Demary
Hafizah Geter
Catherine LaSota
Kellie Rogers

Publicity Committee

 

Kathy Daneman, Rachel Fershleiser co-chairs
Victoria Chow
Glory Edim
Gina Gagliano
Emily Hughes
Katie Kurtzman


 

 

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