2009 Brooklyn Book Festival: Huge, Free National Literary Event


On Sunday, September 13th, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the 4th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival.  The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at Borough Hall Plaza.  Over 220 authors, more than 150 booksellers and numerous panel discussions can mean only one thing:  if you love books, if you write books, if you read books, if you remember books— it’s the place to be.  Nothing really surpasses this in sheer size and literary excellence.  Last year, it was a festival, a carnival, and this year its bigger and better. 

Some of the features include:  readings by Paul Auster, Russell Banks, Francine Prose, discussion panels including Jonthan Lethem and Mary Gaitskill, an exploration of popular romance novels, and also a tribute to Norman Mailer.  As Johnny Temple writes, “The Brooklyn Book Festival continues to support publishers big and small as well as authors around the world, our fourth annual Festival is quickly shaping  up to be our best one yet—more diversity, more literary superstars, more up-and-coming voices.”

Check out the official Facebook Page for more information.  Photo credit:  Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

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