The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held from September 10 to September 17 at various venues in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Eve L. Ewing, Tarfia Faizullah, Terrance Hayes, Donika Kelly, Gregory Pardlo, Amber Tamblyn, and Jenny Xie; fiction writers Rumaan Alam, Martin Amis, Jamel Brinkley, Jennifer Egan, A. M. Homes, Tayari Jones, R. O. Kwon, Carmen Maria Machado, Rebecca Makkai, and Joyce Carol Oates; and creative nonfiction writers Pete Hamill, Dan Kaufman, and Sarah Weinman. 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.