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This free day of all things literate presents talks by famous and emerging authors, panel discussions, readings and performances. (The Bookends kick-off a full literary week with film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances.)
Authors include: Paul Auster, Gabrielle Bell, Ann Brashares, Charles Burns, Roz Chast, Amit
Chaudhuri, Misty Copeland, Andre Dubus III, Jules Feiffer, Joshua Ferris, Brian Floca, Roxane Gay, Mary Gordon, Brandon Graham, Pete Hamill, Dan Harris, A.M. Homes, Ann Hood, Siri Hustvedt, Leslie Jamison, Chip Kidd, K'wan, Kiese Laymon, Jonathan Lethem, Ayana Mathis, Rebecca Mead, James McBride, Terry McMillan, Dinaw Mengestu, Joseph O'Neill, Darryl Pinckney, Philippe Petit, Paul Pope, Christian Rudder, Rebecca Stead, R.L. Stine, Edmund White, Colson Whitehead . . .
“Year nine and kicking at the Brooklyn Book Festival as we continue our mission to produce a free annual world-class literary festival that appeals to huge audiences young and old, New Yorkers and visitors alike," said Johnny Temple, chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council.
This year's festival will again take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall and nearby venues including the Columbus Park, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Law School, St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, and St. Francis College.
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