Festival Day and Literary Marketplace --September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
Children’s Day – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
MetroTech Commons -- Downtown Brooklyn
Bookend Events -- Sept. 11 - 17, 2017
City wide

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

Mark Chait
Book in a Box

Kathy Daneman
Kathy Daneman Public Relations

Brett Fletcher Lauer
Poetry Society of America

Meg Lemke
MUTHA Magazine

Lisa Lucas
National Book Foundation

Halimah Marcus
Electric Literature

Paul Morris
The Authors Guild    

Rotem Moscovich
Disney-Hyperion Books                        

Steph Opitz
Marie Claire

Camille Rankine
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Clarence Reynolds
Center for Black Literature

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

Halimah Marcus, Johnny Temple, co-chairs
Glory Edim
Nadxieli Nieto Hall
Steph Opitz
Molly Rose Quinn
Clarence Reynolds
Benjamin Samuel
Rob Spillman
Meredith Walters 

Non-Fiction Committee

Mark Chait, Carolyn Greer, co-chairs
Alex Carp
Rakia Clark
Erin Edmison
Lauren LeBlanc
Jyothi Natarajan
Peter Rothberg 

Poetry Committee

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

Youth and Children

Committee 

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

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
Laura Dolan
Hafizah Geter
Catherine LaSota
Katherine Rowland

Publicity Committee

Kathy Daneman, chair
Victoria Chow
Saraciea Fennell
Rachel Fershleiser
Gina Gagliano
Emily Hughes

 

Festival Day and Literary Marketplace --September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza

Children’s Day – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
MetroTech Commons — Downtown Brooklyn 

Bookend Events -- Sept. 11 - 17, 2017
City wide

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. The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events taking place throughout New York City, a lively Children's Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors, books and conversations. Past authors included Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Esmeralda Santiago, Libba Bray, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza