The Brooklyn Book Festival is Happening This Week!

The Brooklyn Book Festival, New York City’s biggest celebration of free literature has announced their roster for the upcoming event.

Expect to see national and international authors discuss contemporary works from September 25th through October 3rd. Book lovers and supporters can visit in person or virtually to upcoming and critically acclaimed authors. 

The Brooklyn Book Festival

First launched in 2006, The Brooklyn Book Festival was created to fill the hole for a major literary event for diverse communities. The goal of the event is to support the literary community including authors, booksellers, and publishers. Free and low-cost programs are aimed at helping them and inviting the community to also showcase their support.

pile of assorted novel books
The Brooklyn Book Festival

There will be over 150 authors that will be partipating the in-person and virtual event. Some of the authors include Elif Batuman, Angeline Boulley, Joyce Carol Oates, Paisley Currah, and Hernan Diaz.

Children’s Day illustrators will also be joining the event and will include authors Vera Ahiyya, Ethan M. Aldridge, Mac Barnett, Johnnie Christmas, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Julie C. Dao and others, and authors Mary Jo Bang, Kate Beaton, Jeannette Clariond, and Angie Cruz. 

Happening All Across New York City

The event will take place across all five boroughs of New York City and will also have virtual events. Virtual Festival Day will take place on Sunday, September 25, the Children’s Day event will be on Saturday, October 1st, and the Festival Day will take place in Downtown Brooklyn’s Borough Hall area. 

Visitors will be excited to know that both Children’s Day and Festival Day will have a Literary Marketplace that will feature various authors, publishers, and literary organizations. To find out more about this event, you can visit Brooklyn Book Festival’s website.

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