Calling all literary lovers: the Brooklyn Book Festival is returning this fall, and it will be their biggest event yet!
Featuring 200+ authors, poets, and graphic novelists from across the globe and as nearby as Brooklyn–including the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Emma Straub, Colson Whitehead, and Brian Young–events for the 18th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival kick off Sunday, September 24.
From September 24 through October 2, citywide “Bookend Events” will take place in all five boroughs, including bookstores, clubs, libraries, cultural organizations, and performance spaces, as well as some virtual events.
Additionally, the following events will take place:
- Virtual Festival Day – Sunday, September 24, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Kicks off the event and includes a number of various virtual discussions.
- Children’s Day – Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Taking place at Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech, this is a day that caters to young readers and their families and celebrates childhood reading as an act of love and a learning adventure. The day consists of readings, workshops, performances, book signings, and art projects.
- Festival Day & Literary Marketplace – Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
The festival’s main event, which will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues and in surrounding public outdoor spaces. Dozens of authors will gather for panel discussions, readings, book signings and more.
During the festival, author Hilton Als (White Girls, My Pinup) will be honored with the festival’s Best of Brooklyn Award, an award that’s given annually to “an author from Brooklyn and whose work best exemplifies or speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn.”
The festival, which began in 2006, is committed to presenting a free literary festival that reflects the NYC’s dynamic, cross-cultural book readers and literary community.
More information including a full list of authors and events can be found on the Brooklyn Book Festival’s website.