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

Book Festival News

Fall 2016 NYC Culture Calendars / Arts Previews

09-Aug-2016

FALL 2016 NYC CULTURE CALENDARS / ARTS PREVIEWS

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

BKBF CHILDREN'S DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

WEEK OF "BOOKEND" EVENTS CITYWIDE SEPTEMBER 12th THROUGH 18th
Literary stars pack BKBF's fall lineup, including: Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Helen Garner, Karin Slaughter, Bruce Schneier, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Thomas Frank, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Kumunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong, Ed Jongand hundreds more.

Children’s Day favorites include Eric Luper, Brendan Wenzel, Michelle Knudsen, Rita Williams-Garcia, Christian Robinson, Peter Brown, Mike Curato, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Adam Gidwitz, Michael Hearst, Il Sung Na, Ruth Chan, Raúl Colón, Rebecca Stead and many others.

BROOKLYN, NY— Tuesday, August 9, 2016—The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council continue to add acclaimed and best-selling authors to its sparkling line-up of national and international authors slated to take part in the Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC’s and the nation’s hippest event celebrating the written word. The festival welcomes back AT&T as its major sponsor.
The city's largest free literary festival, the Brooklyn Book Festival is one of the country’s premier international book festivals, drawing tens of thousands each year to the global creative capital of Brooklyn, NYC. The 7-day festival launches with a week of city-wide Bookend Events, a Children’s Day celebrating childhood literature and finally Festival Day -- a day-long literary extravaganza with more than 100 panel discussions and reading on 12-stages and a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace.

EVENTS/DATES:

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, A CELEBRATORY WEEK OF LITERARY PROGRAMS!
Kicking off the Brooklyn Book Festival week on September 12th are seven days of BKBF Bookend events, literary-themed activities taking place in clubs, parks, bookstores, theatres and libraries throughout the city.Bookends launch the full literary week with parties, literary games and author appearances and other unique events. The schedule of more than forty Bookends will include Okey Ndibe, Ann Patchett, Patti Smith, R.L. Stine, Elliott Sharp and Steve Buscemi.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th - CHILDREN’S DAY

This year, BKBF again hosts its popular Children's Day, a full day of literary activities targeting young book lovers, on September 17th, from 10AM-4PM (for children ages 2 to 11). Children's Day is a free day-long celebration of books and authors for children, families, guardians, and educators. Picture Book Stage authors of new and favorite titles including Rebecca Stead(Goodbye Stranger), Ruth Chan (Amy the Red Panda is Writing the Best Story in the World), Raúl Colón(cover, Angela and the Baby Jesus) Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street), Mike Curato (Little Eliot),Julia Sarcone-Roach (The Bear Ate Your Sandwich), Vanessa Brantley Newton and Brendan Wenzel (They All Saw a Cat). Authors engage younger children through singing and stories to bring the spirit of the books alive. At the Young Reader’s Stage, children hear authors read and discuss their books, and topics such as the inspiration behind writing fantasy, friendship and adventure stories, and how they became a writer. Beloved authors on stage that day include Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), Rita Williams-Garcia (Gone Crazy in Alabama), Adam Gidwitz (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?), Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us), and many more! For children who seek an interactive learning experience, the festival presents workshops with topics ranging from bookmaking and STEM to reading maps and writing stories, and an “ARTSPOT” where children create projects with authors. At a competitive illustrator draw-off, illustrators create original drawings in response to prompts from the children in audience; the theatre group TADA will perform adaptations of books by Ezra Jack Keats. Get ready, set, draw! Illustrators participate in a dueling draw-off not to be missed! Books by participating authors and other new and beloved children's books will be on sale on BKBF Children’s Day with author book-signings after each program.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th - FESTIVAL DAY

The weeklong celebration of the written word culminates with the flagship, fourteen-stage Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 18th. Panel discussions and readings fill the day and 300 authors—including authors from nearly 20 countries -- read, discuss and sign their books. 300 authors of beloved works of fiction (Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Joyce Carol Oates, Yoss, Gayle Forman, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Esmeralda Santiago Karin Slaughter), non-fiction (Thomas Frank, Ed Jong, Jessica Valenti, Ralph Nader, Bruce Schneier, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rebecca Traister, Margo Jefferson, Pete Hamill, Helen Garner), graphics (Faith Erin Hicks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Marjorie Liu), poetry (Yusef Kumunyakaa, Ocean Vuong, and Monica Youn) and young adult authors (Cecily von Ziegesar, George O’Connor, Marina Budhos, Daniel José Older, Libba Bray, Jesse Andrews, Anna Breslaw) participate in panels, readings and other creative performances of their work. Outdoors at the Festival’s famed Literary Marketplace, more than 200 booksellers and publishers create a vibrant literary celebration with books and literary magazines from all over the country. On Festival Day the center of the literary universe is truly Brooklyn!

About the Brooklyn Book Festival

BKBF is presented by the non-profit Brooklyn Book Festival, Inc. and the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council. AT&T is the major sponsor with additional support from Amazon Literary Partnership, Boar's Head, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office/NYC & Company Foundation, Con Edison, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Forest City Ratner Companies, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and TD Bank. The festival's media sponsors are abc7NY, and WNYC.

Cultural and programming partners include BAM, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Public Library, Cave Canem, The Center for Fiction,The Nation, National Book Foundation, New York Review of Books, PEN American Center, Poetry Society of America, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, St. Francis College, The Times Literary Supplement, Whiting Foundation.

See the BKBF author List HEREand below. More authors are being added every day! Be sure to visithttp://www.brooklynbookfestival.orgor check out the offical Facebook page, follow the Festival on Instagram (@bkbookfest), on Twitter (@BKBF), and on Tumblr.


Confirmed BKBF Authors as of August 9, 2016:

Allison Amend
M.T. Anderson
Jesse Andrews
Anuk Arudpragasam
Margaret Atwood
Tash Aw
Beth Bachmann
Frankie Y. Bailey
Kyle Baker
Imam Baksh
Russell Banks
Glen Baxter
Moustafa Bayoumi
Robert Jackson Bennett
Gregory Benton
Nick Bertozzi
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Charles Bock
Alexandra Bracken
Libba Bray
Anna Breslaw
Chester Brown
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Joseph Bruchac
Marina Budhos
David Carrell
Tina Chang
Alexander Chee
Tyler Cohen
Desiree Cooper
Imraan Coovadia
Zoraida Cordova
Gregory Cowles
Molly Crabapple
Caleb Crain
Elizabeth Crane
Lynn Crosbie
Sloane Crosley
Cynthia Cruz
Susan Daitch
Stephanie Danler
Seth Dickson
Maylis de Kerangal
Mark de Silva
Alexis De Veaux
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Natashia Deon
Ananda Devi
Andre Dubus III
Mitchell Duneier
Sarah Beth Durst
Geoff Dyer
Ophira Eisenberg
Yasmine El Rashidi
Helen Ellis
Patricia Engel
Álvaro Enrigue
Louisa Ermelino
Ali Eteraz
Emily Flake
Angela Flournoy
Gayle Forman
Thomas Frank
Matt Gallagher
Mary Gannon
Helen Garner
Masha Gessen
Hafizah Geter
Sarah Glidden
Phoebe Gloeckner
Manuel Gonzales
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Ben Greenman
Maja Haderlap
Tessa Hadley
Ayun Halliday
Pete Hamill
Tom Hart
Adam Haslett
David J. Helfand
R.J. Hernández
Faith Erin Hicks
A.M. Homes
Ann Hood
Hua Hsu
Pico Iyer
Mitchell S. Jackson
Sara Jaffe
Paolo Javier
Margo Jefferson
N.K. Jemisin
Tyehimba Jess
T. Geronimo Johnson
Tyehimba Jess
Sabrina Jones
Sabrina Jones
Fred Kaplan
Sayed Kashua
Ben Katchor
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Chipp Kidd
Brendan Kiely
Alice Sola Kim
Phil Klay
Alexandra Kleeman
Yusef Komunyakaa
Gordon Korman
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Brendan Kiely
Alice Sola Kim
Phil Klay
Alexandra Kleeman
Yusef Komunyakaa
Susanne König
Amitava Kumar
Ellen Kushner
Carlos Labbe
Una LaMarche
Brett Fletcher Lauer
Rickey Laurentiis
Jonathan Lee
J. Robert Lennon
Sarah Leonard
Laurent Linn
Marjorie Liu
Valeria Luiselli
Kekla Magoon
Karen Mahajan
Alexander Maksik
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado
Alex Mar
MariNaomi
Michael Maslin
Imbolo Mbue
Bernice L. McFadden
Tim McLoughlin
Lina Meruane
Sharon Millar
Goldy Moldavsky
Rick Moody
Wesley Morris
Horacio Castellanos Moya
Tim Murphy
Ralph Nader
Jyothi Natarajan
Okey Ndibe
Josh Neufeld
Ann Neumann
Patrice Nganang
Dorthe Nors
Idra Novey
Masande Ntshanga
Elizabeth Nunez
George O'Conner
Tracy O'Neill
Joyce Carol Oates
Daniel José Older
Pia Padukone
Faiza Patel
Cyril Pedrosa
Amanda Petrusich
Helen Phillips
Darryl Pinckney
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Jerry Pinto
Hannah Pittard
Magdaléna Platzová
Sarah Porter
Nancy Princethal
Sean Qualls
Alice Quinn
Emily Raboteau
Camille Rankine
Lauren Redniss
David Rees
Irina Reyn
Gabby Rivera
Patrick Rosal
Helen Rosner
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Salman Rushdie
Guillermo Saccomanno
Gabriel Sanders
Esmeralda Santiago
Hirsh Sawhney
Kate Scelsa
Bruce Schneier
Melissa Schreiber Vaughan
A.O. Scott
Olive Senior
Fatima Shaik
Solmaz Sharif
Rob Sheffield
Steve Sheinkin
Larry Siems
Karin Slaughter
Mychal Denzel Smith
Chris Soentpiet
Asali Solomon
Rob Spillman
Emma Straub
Peter Straub
Nova Ren Suma
Connie Sun
Robin Talley
Sarvenaz Tash
Gregory Tate
Michelle Tea
Vivek Tiwary
Julian Tepper
Pierre Thiam
Touré
Rebecca Traister
Tony Tulathimutte
Julia Turshen
Maximillian Uriarte
Catherynne M. Valente
Jessica Valenti
Cecily von Ziegesar
Ocean Vuong
Robin Wasserman
Teddy Wayne
Kriota Willberg
JJ Amaworo Wilson
Sari Wilson
Jeanette Winter
Jessica Winter 
Ben Winters
Jacqueline Woodson
Alyssa Wong
Kai Wright
Ken Wright
Sunil Yapa
Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Ed Yong
Monica Youn
Ethan Young
Carl Zimmer
Manoush Zomorodi

Children’s Day Authors
Gabrielle Balkan
Cassie Beasley
Sam Bosma
Anna Bresla
Peter Brown
Nick Bruel
Soman Chainani
Ruth Chan
Raúl Colón
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Mike Curato
Ame Dyckman
Joel Christian Gill
Leopoldo Gout
Reyna Grande
Paul Griffin
Ayun Halliday
Michael Hearst
Gordon Korman
Eric Luper
Barry Lyga
Michelle Knudsen
Lauren Magaziner
Kate Milford
Tim Miller
Il Sung Na
Zachariah OHora
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Christian Robinson
Fiona Robinson
Isabel Roxas
Sergio Ruzzier
Julia Sarcone-Roach
Bob Shea
Esther K. Smith
Rebecca Stead
James Sturm
Gita Varadarajan
Jude Watson
Steven Weinberg
Brendan Wenzel
Rita Williams-Garcia
Elizabeth Zunon


 




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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