The 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival is pleased to add literary music programs to its repertoire on the Main Stage this season. We begin the morning with jazz, singing, and poetry with Eric Lemon’s Brownstone Jazz Trio, the Brooklyn Art Song Society singing Whitman, and poet Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses). Special greeting by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
This event taxonomy is a Poets & Writers for a performance.
Musician and author David Toop is one of the most significant figures in contemporary music writing and reportage. Employing intensified studies into World Music in relation to popular (as well as marginalized) contemporary trends, Toop has created a remarkably distinctive publishing history of modern music thinking. The event celebrates the publication of Toop’s autobiography, Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound, published by Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Library.
Greenlight once again partners with CLMP, as well as some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers, to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks and music. Partygoers will mingle with the borough’s great authors and publishers, discover new works, enter for a chance to win a gift bag with a book from each of the featured presses, and kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival weekend!
Short story sensation Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates come together for an evening of eclectic, genre-bending fiction, including selections from Keret’s brand new collection, Fly Already. With performances by Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and more!
Tickets start at $17.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 2019 EVENT.
This event will feature poetry and spoken word performances from men and women directly impacted by the criminal justice system. The poems and performances highlight the human and emotional costs of our draconian mass incarceration policies in creative ways – while helping the performers share and communicate their experiences.
This is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event.
Join us for an evening of readings, refreshments and music to raise funds for progressive Democrats seeking to retake the Virginia legislature this November and end decades of Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression. Music and readings by Kay Allen, Angel Greenland, Andrew Hubner, Meher Manda, Janet Manley and Stella Tan-Torres. Catered delights by Danielle Bowden's Aquarius Confections. Suggested donation $10.
There’s a long drive. It’s gonna be. I believe. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant. The Giants win the pennant.
Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub present a dramatic reading of Don DeLillo’s classic baseball novella Pafko at the Wall—a transcendent account of one of the iconic events of the twentieth century and a masterpiece of American sportswriting.
Avenue 50 Studio in Collaboration with Cerritos College invite you to (not a reading)
The Broadside Project Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 7-10PM
The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. The 14th Annual BKBF Festival Day features 300+ authors, multiple outdoor stages and indoor venues, and will present an array of national and international literary stars discussing books and ideas. A Week-long series of literary “Bookend” events begin September 16.
The Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day celebrates its 5th anniversary this year with an exciting lineup of authors, illustrators, workshops and activities for kids ages 2-11, including a costume parade, scavenger hunt, bookmaking, bilingual programs and more. Children’s Day celebrates kid lit and boasts nearly 50 authors of picture books, chapter books and graphic novels, including: Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Karina Yan Glaser, Peter Lerangis, and more.