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Events // Non-Fiction

September 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Writers Watching, Listening and Writing

Great writers and authors we know listen to music, watch tv and generally enjoy pop culture like all of us – and sometimes they write about their watching and listening experiences. Caroline Casey (Little Boxes) edits a book of authors writing about the t.v. shows they watched and Andrew Blauner (In Their Lives: Great Writers On Great Beatles Songs) has a playlist of authors writing about songs the Beatles wrote! Moderated by Brian Vines (Chief Correspondent Bric). Presented by powerHouse Arena.

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09/17/2017 4:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Writers Watching, Listening and Writing - Brooklyn Book Festival

Great writers and authors we know listen to music, watch tv and generally enjoy pop culture like all of us – and sometimes they write about their watching and listening experiences. Caroline Casey (Little Boxes) edits a book of authors writing about the t.v. shows they watched and Andrew Blauner (In Their Lives: Great Writers On Great Beatles Songs) has a playlist of authors writing about songs the Beatles wrote! Moderated by Brian Vines (Chief Correspondent Bric). Presented by powerHouse Arena.

Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St, New York Brooklyn Book Festival MM/DD/YYYY 1440 false BKBF aEZeljLrUzgycbMXqmbt29386

September 17, 2017
11:00 am

Sweet!

Join chef authors Fany Gerson, Chef/Founder, La Newyorkina (Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories), and Stella Parks, Senior Editor at Serious Eats (BraveTart) chat about making and baking for sweet tooths! Moderated by Matt Rodbard (Koreatown: A Cookbook), Editor in Chief of Taste.

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09/17/2017 11:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York Sweet! - Brooklyn Book Festival

Join chef authors Fany Gerson, Chef/Founder, La Newyorkina (Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories), and Stella Parks, Senior Editor at Serious Eats (BraveTart) chat about making and baking for sweet tooths! Moderated by Matt Rodbard (Koreatown: A Cookbook), Editor in Chief of Taste.

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September 17, 2017
4:00 pm

Culture, Politics and the Supreme Court

Sheryll D. Cashin, Professor of Law at Georgetown and passionate rights advocate (Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy) and Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the nonpartisan public policy research institute, AEI, (One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported) think out loud about how cultural and political perspectives of the day shape the Supreme Court and impact our lives. Moderated by Nicholas Allard, President and Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

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09/17/2017 4:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Culture, Politics and the Supreme Court - Brooklyn Book Festival

Sheryll D. Cashin, Professor of Law at Georgetown and passionate rights advocate (Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy) and Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the nonpartisan public policy research institute, AEI, (One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported) think out loud about how cultural and political perspectives of the day shape the Supreme Court and impact our lives. Moderated by Nicholas Allard, President and Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

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September 17, 2017
3:00 pm

Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders &c

Book artist and author Esther K. Smith will talk about letterpress, typography, wood type, color, and the found poetry in her reprint of the late Victorian Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders &c, as well as the limited editions and artist books she makes with Dikko Faust and other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City.

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09/17/2017 3:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders &c - Brooklyn Book Festival

Book artist and author Esther K. Smith will talk about letterpress, typography, wood type, color, and the found poetry in her reprint of the late Victorian Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders &c, as well as the limited editions and artist books she makes with Dikko Faust and other artists and writers at Purgatory Pie Press in New York City.

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September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Refugee Reportage

Direct from the front lines and behind the lines, eye-witness journalists Deborah Campbell (A Disappearance In Damascus: Friendship And Survival In The Shadow of War), and Óscar Martínez (A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America and The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos On the Migrant Trail) offer first person reports and understandings about the refugee crisis in different parts of the globe and talk about how politics and personal stories are interwoven. Moderated by Lauren Wolfe.

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09/17/2017 2:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Refugee Reportage - Brooklyn Book Festival

Direct from the front lines and behind the lines, eye-witness journalists Deborah Campbell (A Disappearance In Damascus: Friendship And Survival In The Shadow of War), and Óscar Martínez (A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America and The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos On the Migrant Trail) offer first person reports and understandings about the refugee crisis in different parts of the globe and talk about how politics and personal stories are interwoven. Moderated by Lauren Wolfe.

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September 17, 2017
5:00 pm

No is Not Enough: Naomi Klein in conversation with Bhaskar Sunkara, presented by The Nation magazine

Donald Trump’s reckless agenda could generate waves of shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein (No is Not Enough) has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. This timely, urgent book offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal. With Bhaskar Sunkara.

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09/17/2017 5:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York No is Not Enough: Naomi Klein in conversation with Bhaskar Sunkara, presented by The Nation magazine - Brooklyn Book Festival

Donald Trump’s reckless agenda could generate waves of shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein (No is Not Enough) has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. This timely, urgent book offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal. With Bhaskar Sunkara.

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September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

The Problems and Promise of Cities

If cities are the future, as many believe, it behooves us to understand them– and to understand our own. These observers discuss New York City, what we can learn from its past, discern from its present, and hope for from its future. Join Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Nonstop Metropolis), Jeremiah Moss (Vanishing New York), and Kay Hymowitz (The New Brooklyn) in a spirited discussion of the city we call home. Moderated by New School architecture professor and urban theorist Quilian Riano.

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09/17/2017 2:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York The Problems and Promise of Cities - Brooklyn Book Festival

If cities are the future, as many believe, it behooves us to understand them– and to understand our own. These observers discuss New York City, what we can learn from its past, discern from its present, and hope for from its future. Join Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (Nonstop Metropolis), Jeremiah Moss (Vanishing New York), and Kay Hymowitz (The New Brooklyn) in a spirited discussion of the city we call home. Moderated by New School architecture professor and urban theorist Quilian Riano.

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September 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Voice is Everything: A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Panel

Memoirist Tara Clancy (The Clancys of Queens), writer Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching) and novelist Danya Kukafka (Girl In Snow) share their perspectives on voice — literary and personal — gained as readers and writers. Moderated by Miwa Messer, Director, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers.

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09/17/2017 5:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Voice is Everything: A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Panel - Brooklyn Book Festival

Memoirist Tara Clancy (The Clancys of Queens), writer Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching) and novelist Danya Kukafka (Girl In Snow) share their perspectives on voice — literary and personal — gained as readers and writers. Moderated by Miwa Messer, Director, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers.

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September 17, 2017
5:00 pm

The Meaning(s) of Time

What is time? Do we live inside of it, or does it live inside of us? For centuries, these questions have fascinated and perplexed scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, psychologists, and everyday time-travelers. Now, the Guardian’s Oliver Burkeman (The Antidote) leads a diverse panel including New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick (Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation), science historian Jimena Canales (A Tenth of a Second: A History and The Physicist and the Philosopher), philosopher-essayist Jim Holt (Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story), and astronomer-novelist Janna Levin (Black Hole Blues).

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09/17/2017 5:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York The Meaning(s) of Time - Brooklyn Book Festival

What is time? Do we live inside of it, or does it live inside of us? For centuries, these questions have fascinated and perplexed scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, psychologists, and everyday time-travelers. Now, the Guardian’s Oliver Burkeman (The Antidote) leads a diverse panel including New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick (Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation), science historian Jimena Canales (A Tenth of a Second: A History and The Physicist and the Philosopher), philosopher-essayist Jim Holt (Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story), and astronomer-novelist Janna Levin (Black Hole Blues).

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September 17, 2017
10:00 am

It’s Personal, Not Just Policy

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and author of There Goes The Neighborhood, moderates a conversation about the struggles of immigrants who are part of the work force and shape neighborhoods, urban to rural, across the United States, through personal stories documented by authors Tarry Hum (Making A Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park) and Gabriel Thompson (Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture).

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09/17/2017 10:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York It’s Personal, Not Just Policy - Brooklyn Book Festival

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and author of There Goes The Neighborhood, moderates a conversation about the struggles of immigrants who are part of the work force and shape neighborhoods, urban to rural, across the United States, through personal stories documented by authors Tarry Hum (Making A Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park) and Gabriel Thompson (Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture).

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September 17, 2017
3:00 pm

Free Speech vs Safe Space: The Great Campus Divide, co-presented by PEN America and TLS.

A conversation on recent polarizing debates surrounding controversial speakers, trigger warnings, open discourse, and confrontations over safety and free speech. Stig Abell, Editor/Publisher, Times Literary Supplement, moderates the discussion with Jelani Cobb (The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress), staff writer for The New Yorker and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University;  Michelle Goldberg, author and senior contributing writer for Slate, and Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America.

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09/17/2017 3:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Free Speech vs Safe Space: The Great Campus Divide, co-presented by PEN America and TLS. - Brooklyn Book Festival

A conversation on recent polarizing debates surrounding controversial speakers, trigger warnings, open discourse, and confrontations over safety and free speech. Stig Abell, Editor/Publisher, Times Literary Supplement, moderates the discussion with Jelani Cobb (The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress), staff writer for The New Yorker and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University;  Michelle Goldberg, author and senior contributing writer for Slate, and Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America.

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September 17, 2017
1:00 pm

Huddled Masses: Who Do We Let In? Presented by the New York Review of Books.

A conversation on legal immigration moderated by Ian Buruma, Editor of The New York Review of Books, with Masha Gessen, Darryl Pinckney and Yasmine El Rashidi (The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution).

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09/17/2017 1:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Huddled Masses: Who Do We Let In? Presented by the New York Review of Books. - Brooklyn Book Festival

A conversation on legal immigration moderated by Ian Buruma, Editor of The New York Review of Books, with Masha Gessen, Darryl Pinckney and Yasmine El Rashidi (The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution).

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September 17, 2017
12:00 pm

A Colony in a Nation: Chris Hayes in conversation with Heather McGhee, presented by The Nation magazine

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, yet nearly every empirical measure―wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation―reveals deep racial inequality. With clarity and originality, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes (A Colony in a Nation) has upended our national conversation on policing and democracy in his seering and insightful book. In conversation with Heather McGhee, President of Demos.

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09/17/2017 12:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York A Colony in a Nation: Chris Hayes in conversation with Heather McGhee, presented by The Nation magazine - Brooklyn Book Festival

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, yet nearly every empirical measure―wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation―reveals deep racial inequality. With clarity and originality, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes (A Colony in a Nation) has upended our national conversation on policing and democracy in his seering and insightful book. In conversation with Heather McGhee, President of Demos.

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September 17, 2017
11:00 am

Big Data and You

From our social networks to our mortgages, big data has become an unavoidable part of the modern world.  How should we weigh its dangers and benefits, and what does it say about our fears and dreams? Mathematician Cathy O’Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction) and Columbia Law School’s Tim Wu (The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants) discuss the reflections and distortions in our digital lives. Moderated by Dolly Chugh, NYU Stern School of Business.

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09/17/2017 11:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York Big Data and You - Brooklyn Book Festival

From our social networks to our mortgages, big data has become an unavoidable part of the modern world.  How should we weigh its dangers and benefits, and what does it say about our fears and dreams? Mathematician Cathy O’Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction) and Columbia Law School’s Tim Wu (The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants) discuss the reflections and distortions in our digital lives. Moderated by Dolly Chugh, NYU Stern School of Business.

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September 17, 2017
4:30 pm

Minds Without Borders

Three global literary citizens — Pankaj Mishra (Age of Anger), Siri Hustvedt (A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women: Essays On Art, Sex, and the Mind), Suzy Hansen (Notes on a Foreign Country) — address the persistence of biases from nationalism, Americanism, racism, and misogny, and consider how these biases play out on an international stage and in the social fabric of divergent cultures. Moderated by poet and journalist Eliza Griswold (The Tenth Parallel).

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09/17/2017 4:30 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Minds Without Borders - Brooklyn Book Festival

Three global literary citizens — Pankaj Mishra (Age of Anger), Siri Hustvedt (A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women: Essays On Art, Sex, and the Mind), Suzy Hansen (Notes on a Foreign Country) — address the persistence of biases from nationalism, Americanism, racism, and misogny, and consider how these biases play out on an international stage and in the social fabric of divergent cultures. Moderated by poet and journalist Eliza Griswold (The Tenth Parallel).

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September 17, 2017
3:00 pm

The Art of Family Stories

Three family histories unveil the struggle of class, heritage and the challenges of seeking truth: a university student’s father kidnapped by the Qaddafi regime, a son’s interview with his defiant, larger-than-life mother, and the daughter of “untouchables” using her unlikely education to revisit her family’s undesirable situation. Pulitzer Prize winner Hisham Matar (The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between), essayist Phillip Lopate (A Mother’s Tale), and Sujatha Gidla (Ants Among Elephants). Moderated by Theo Gangi.

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09/17/2017 3:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York The Art of Family Stories - Brooklyn Book Festival

Three family histories unveil the struggle of class, heritage and the challenges of seeking truth: a university student’s father kidnapped by the Qaddafi regime, a son’s interview with his defiant, larger-than-life mother, and the daughter of “untouchables” using her unlikely education to revisit her family’s undesirable situation. Pulitzer Prize winner Hisham Matar (The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between), essayist Phillip Lopate (A Mother’s Tale), and Sujatha Gidla (Ants Among Elephants). Moderated by Theo Gangi.

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September 17, 2017
5:00 pm

Writing About Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop

It wasn’t always the case that rock and pop music were considered subjects worthy of serious writerly analysis or exploration. How has rock journalism, hip-hop journalism, and music writing evolved over the decades? How has it been impacted by new technologies and new ideas about race and gender? Join panelists Jonathan Lethem (Shake It Up), Ann Powers (Good Booty), and Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright) in a discussion moderated by Daphne Brooks (Jeff Buckley’s Grace).

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09/17/2017 5:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Writing About Rock, Pop, and Hip-Hop - Brooklyn Book Festival

It wasn’t always the case that rock and pop music were considered subjects worthy of serious writerly analysis or exploration. How has rock journalism, hip-hop journalism, and music writing evolved over the decades? How has it been impacted by new technologies and new ideas about race and gender? Join panelists Jonathan Lethem (Shake It Up), Ann Powers (Good Booty), and Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright) in a discussion moderated by Daphne Brooks (Jeff Buckley’s Grace).

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September 17, 2017
2:00 pm

Rock, Race, Influence and Appropriation

At the Grammys this year, Adele broke her trophy in half so that she could share it with Beyonce. A month later, Chuck Berry died and much of the media coverage looked at how admirers like the Rolling Stones made a fortune off his riffs. How has the discourse on music, influence and appropriation changed over the decades? Farai Chideya (The Episodic Career) leads a panel including Nelson George (To Funk and Die in L.A.), Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight).

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09/17/2017 2:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Rock, Race, Influence and Appropriation - Brooklyn Book Festival

At the Grammys this year, Adele broke her trophy in half so that she could share it with Beyonce. A month later, Chuck Berry died and much of the media coverage looked at how admirers like the Rolling Stones made a fortune off his riffs. How has the discourse on music, influence and appropriation changed over the decades? Farai Chideya (The Episodic Career) leads a panel including Nelson George (To Funk and Die in L.A.), Jeff Chang (We Gon’ Be Alright), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight).

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September 17, 2017
1:00 pm

Intersectionality and Activism

The term “intersectionality” was coined by black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw decades ago but has gained wider attention in recent years — and has informed (and challenged) many of the defining activist movements of our times, from trans rights to the Women’s March on Washington to Black Lives Matter. How does this concept of intersectionality help us understand this remarkable (for better and worse) historic moment we’re living in? Jennifer Baumgardner (We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality) leads a panel including Brittney Cooper (The Crunk Feminist Collection), Daisy Hernández (A Cup of Water Under My Bed), and Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education).

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09/17/2017 1:00 pm 09/17/2017 America/New_York Intersectionality and Activism - Brooklyn Book Festival

The term “intersectionality” was coined by black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw decades ago but has gained wider attention in recent years — and has informed (and challenged) many of the defining activist movements of our times, from trans rights to the Women’s March on Washington to Black Lives Matter. How does this concept of intersectionality help us understand this remarkable (for better and worse) historic moment we’re living in? Jennifer Baumgardner (We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality) leads a panel including Brittney Cooper (The Crunk Feminist Collection), Daisy Hernández (A Cup of Water Under My Bed), and Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education).

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September 17, 2017
11:00 am

An Afternoon with the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation

Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation, celebrates the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature in America. In anticipation of the 2017 Awards (winners will be announced in NYC on November 15), NBF invited four authors previously recognized by the Awards to share their work: Laurie Halse Anderson (Ashes), Ibram X. Kendi (Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America), Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs), and Monica Youn (Blackacre). Moderated by Lisa Lucas, executive director, National Book Foundation.

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09/17/2017 11:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York An Afternoon with the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation - Brooklyn Book Festival

Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards, presented by the National Book Foundation, celebrates the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature in America. In anticipation of the 2017 Awards (winners will be announced in NYC on November 15), NBF invited four authors previously recognized by the Awards to share their work: Laurie Halse Anderson (Ashes), Ibram X. Kendi (Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America), Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs), and Monica Youn (Blackacre). Moderated by Lisa Lucas, executive director, National Book Foundation.

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September 17, 2017
10:00 am

Books as Tools of Resistance, presented by Greenlight Bookstore

In times that demand widespread response to political and social problems, books become more than repositories for stories and ideas: they can be a means to pass along tactics and strategies for creating change. Andrew Boyd (Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution), L.A. Kauffman (Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism), Linda Sarsour, (contrib. What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America), and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation) discuss the role of their books and others in contemporary social movements.

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09/17/2017 10:00 am 09/17/2017 America/New_York Books as Tools of Resistance, presented by Greenlight Bookstore - Brooklyn Book Festival

In times that demand widespread response to political and social problems, books become more than repositories for stories and ideas: they can be a means to pass along tactics and strategies for creating change. Andrew Boyd (Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution), L.A. Kauffman (Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism), Linda Sarsour, (contrib. What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America), and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation) discuss the role of their books and others in contemporary social movements.

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