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The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 21 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, workshops, and a book fair. Participants included poets Frank Bidart, Tina Chang, Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, Vijay Seshadri, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Charles Simic; fiction writers Nicholson Baker, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Jennifer Gilmore, A. M. Homes, Rachel Kushner, Chang-rae Lee, Sam Lipsyte, Colum McCann, Dinaw Mengestu, Audrey Niffenegger, Francine Prose, Karen Russell, and Meg Wolitzer; and creative nonfiction writers Jonathan Ames, Courtney Angela Brkic, Phillip Lopate, George Packer, and Touré. 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.