The 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 18 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Tina Chang, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Camille Rankine, and Ocean Vuong; fiction writers Margaret Atwood, Alexander Chee, Stephanie Danler, Andre Dubus III, Tyehimba Jess, Karan Mahajan, Joyce Carol Oates, Tracy O’Neill, and Salman Rushdie; and creative nonfiction writers Geoff Dyer, Margo Jefferson, and A. O. Scott. 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.