11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival promises to be the biggest yet
Brooklyn book lovers, rejoice!
The Brooklyn Book Festival has returned for the 11th straight year, with more in store for bookworms of every kind. Beginning on Monday, September 12 will be a series of Bookends, special events that will feature more authors than previous years, in a variety of locations around the borough. On Saturday, September 17, Children’s Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MetroTech Commons, and the annual event will culminate on Sunday, September 18, when the main festival will be held at and around Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Brooklyn Book Festival has a credo, which is hip, smart and diverse,” said Carolyn Greer, co-producer of the festival. “We try to make programs as different as possible so you will find every kind of author and voice at the festival. We have to be inclusive to all kinds of people who live and breathe in New York City.”
This year’s diversity will be greater than ever. “Every year is different. I like to think of it as having a restaurant with all kinds of menus every season,” said Greer. “We have iconic authors and new talent making their debut at the festival.”