Bookworms Unite: The Brooklyn Book Festival is This Weekend!

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This Saturday, emerging and renowned authors, teachers, community members, and book enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. The event is one of the largest of its kind, and organizers estimate that this year’s festival will draw in more than 40,000 eager bookworms.

 According to the event’s description,

“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.”

The Brooklyn Book Festival will take place for one day only this Saturday, with events scheduled from 10a.m. to 6p.m. There will reportedly be more than sixty events being staged all across Brooklyn, including author readings, open forums, lectures, panel discussions, activities for children and more.

Make sure not to miss “The Faces of Brooklyn,” at 3:00, at the Borough Hall Courtroom. This event focuses on three local authors with very different perspectives, and showcases the various ways that Brooklyn as a community has been illustrated in their works. “New York’s coolest borough is home to hipsters, people who dislike hipsters and literary stars – among them [are] Pete Hamill, Adelle Waldman, and Adrian Tomine. These powerhouses plant uniquely different characters in a nostalgic Brooklyn, a contemporary Brooklyn, and a colorful Brooklyn that jumps right off the page.” This is one of the many energetic, passionate events that is designed to not only celebrate the literary talent that resides in Brooklyn, but the neighborhood itself.

For more information, visit the Brooklyn Book Festival official website.


About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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