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The tenth annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 20 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, workshops, and a book fair. Participants included poets Elizabeth Alexander, Tina Chang, Colin Channer, Nick Flynn, Saeed Jones, Gregory Pardlo, and Tracy K. Smith; fiction writers Daniel Alarcón, Carmiel Banasky, Paul Beatty, Edwidge Danticat, Andre Dubus III, Angela Flournoy, Ann Hood, Phil Klay, László Krasznahorkai, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Salman Rushdie, and Laura van den Berg; and creative nonfiction writers Kate Bolick, Sloane Crosley, Geoff Dyer, Vivian Gornick, and Jon Ronson. All events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 249 Smith Street, PMB #106, Brooklyn, NY 11231. (570) 362-6657. Liz Koch, Contact.