The September Brooklyn Book Festival has rapidly grown to become a focal NYC literary event. Launched in 2005, it features award-winning authors, local publishers, and even musicians and comedians.
- When: The main event in 2012 is on Sunday September 23, with five days of other literary events, called "Bookend Events" scattered throughout the borough from September 18-23rd.
2012 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL: A boggling 280 authors will participate, and you can attend over 100 different panels. Find your favorite author: Paul Auster, Carol Higgins Clark, Tony Danza, Jimmie Walker, Edwidge Danticat, Pete Hamill, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, Dennis Lehane, Esmeralda Santiago, Terry McMillan, Sapphire, Billy Collins, Earl Lovelace, Christopher Hayes, Dan Savage, Isabel Wilkerson, Pankaj Mishra, Karl Ove Knausgård, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Adrian Tomine, Gordon Korman, R.J. Palacio, Judith Vorst, Libba Bray among, oh, about 160 others.
1. Where Is the Brooklyn Book Festival?You can attend events at over a dozen different stages in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. They will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) and Borough Hall Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights Public Library, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church.
2. Is it Free?
- All Festival events on Sunday, September 23, are free.
- In 2012, for ticketed events you can get tickets through “Clix not Tix.”
- Some Bookend events charge a fee. (See the schedule).