Sunday Sep 17

Festival Day & Literary Market

Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday Sep 16

Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 11 - 17

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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.

Board of Directors

Timothy Houlihan, Chair
Adeola Adele
Seth Cummins, Secretary
Neil Giacobbi
Marisa Farina
Eric W. Olson, Treasurer

Louella San Juan
Johnny Temple
Saundra Thomas
Tupper Thomas

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

Brooklyn Literary Council

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
Jamie Burns
Hafizah Geter
Jeanne Hodesh
Andrew Lloyd-Jones
Clarisse Rosaz Sharif
Catherine LaSota
Katherine Rowland

Publicity Committee

Kathy Daneman, Cristiana Peña, Co-chairs
Maya Bradford
Saraciea J. Fennell
Rachel Fershleiser
Gina Gagliano
Beth Parker

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