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The seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 23 at Borough Hall and Columbus Park in Brooklyn, New York. Related events were held from September 20 to September 23 at various venues throughout Brooklyn. The festival features readings, panels, and a book fair featuring over 100 authors. Participants included poets Tina Chang, Kwame Dawes, Philip Levine, and Eileen Myles; fiction writers Paul Auster, Dennis Lehane, Stewart O’Nan, Francine Prose, Sapphire, Elissa Schappell, and Colson Whitehead; and creative nonfiction writers Karl Ove Knausgaard, Phillip Lopate, Louisa Thomas, and E. O. Wilson. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for information on the 2013 festival.
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 802-3852. Liz Koch, Contact.