Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brooklyn Book Festival 2010: Where to Go, What to Do

The Brooklyn Book Festival takes place today (Sunday, Sept.12, 2010) from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. This top literary event takes place at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza (209 Joralemon Street) and at nearby sites like St. Francis College.

Some of the big names there include Salman Rushdie, Venus Williams, Sarah Silverman, Paul Krugman, Dennis Lehane, Paul Auster, Naomi Klein, Gary Shteyngart, Rosanne Cash, Pete Hamill, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, and hundreds more. Plus children’s and young adult lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jenny Han, and Tad Hills. 

How to get there: transportation link here.

Important to know: Book tables, author panel discussions and children's events take place right in the Plaza.  Major programs, which take place in the Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom and St. Francis College Auditorium, are ticketed. Free tickets will be distributed one hour before the start of the program from the Brooklyn Book Festival Information Booths.

Schedule: Here's a link to the schedule. Events occur all day. Take a look before you go! 

Afterwords: There are several after-the-fest events Sunday evening. One is a free screening of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, based on the book Cosmos by Carl Sagan. SyFy and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will provide Orion telescopes and the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be on-hand to help you locate stars and planets in the night sky. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m. More after-events here.

Photos by MK Metz

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