Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Brooklyn Book Festival: Another Success for Readers and Authors

Brooklyn Book Festival photos by MK Metz
Thousands of lovers of literature and those who create it rubbed shoulders at the ninth Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday in Downtown Brooklyn.

Since the festival began, it has evolved into an enormous event for publishers, writers and readers, who discover new books, genres and authors.

Book lovers strolled from booth to booth, attended workshops in venues like St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Historical Society, and heard authors like Jonathan Lethem, Naiomi Klein, Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oats, Roz Chast and Rita Dove.

These authors spoke on the topic of Sex, Love and Poetry: Angelo Nikolopoulos (Obscenely Yours), Carl Phillips (Silverchest), and Rachel Zucker (The Pedestrians), and a proxy for r. erica doyle. It was moderated by Hafizah Geter, Cave Canem Foundation.

Kids also got to hear authors, and participate in talks -- and did artwork in the Kids Tent.

Photos by MK Metz
Book Festival events continue tonight with CBLDF's Banned Books Week Kick-Off at BRIC, 647 Fulton St., September 22, 6:00pm—9:00pm. Celebrate with the city's greatest graphic novelists.

Also tonight: How We Read Now, at Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th St., September 22, 7:00pm—9:00pm
Join The Atavist, Atavist Books, and Graywolf Press for a celebration of several exciting new works, featuring readings by Chris Adrian (The New World), Vikram Chandra (Geek Sublime), Leslie Jamison (52 Blue), Hari Kunzru (Twice Upon a Time). Refreshments provided, books for purchase. RSVP required.

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