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The eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 22 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, workshops, and a book fair featuring over 100 authors. Participants included poets Frank Bidart, Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic; fiction writers Nicholson Baker, Edwidge Danticat, Susan Choi, Jennifer Gilmore, A. M. Homes, Jamaica Kincaid, Sam Lipsyte, Colum McCann, Audrey Niffenegger, and Meg Wolitzer; and creative nonfiction writers Jonathan Ames, Courtney 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, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 802-3852. Liz Koch, Contact.