Calling all literary lovers: the Brooklyn Book Festival is back!
In person, that is! (Or, mostly). Last year the beloved festival went totally virtual, but this year there will be a vast mix of in person and digital events.
Featuring over 140+ authors — from Joyce Carol Oates to Viet Thanh Nguyen to K’wan — events for the 16th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival kick off this Sunday, Sept. 26.
From Sept. 26 through October 4, the festival “Bookend Events” will take place, different talks, readings and signings that will take place across the city. These include
The Main Festival Day and Literary Marketplace will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3 in Downtown Brooklyn across multiple stages. Every hour throughout the day will fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, and young adult authors, and the evening will welcome a chock-full virtual festival that will be available to those around the globe. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for adults and kids ages 12+ at all indoor and outdoor author programs, and masks are required at book signing lines.
There will also be a childhood reading event at Children’s Day on Sat. Oct. 2 in Brooklyn Commons in MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn.
Here’s a taste of the schedule, you can see the full one on their website here! Attendance is free.
Children / YA
Celebrate Books in Bed-Stuy – In-Person
Seeing Into Tomorrow: Walking Tour – In-person
Leaning Into Death: A Conversation About Books on End-of-Life – Virtual
Ziggy Marley in Conversation- Virtual
Book Talk, Privilege and Punishment – Virtual