Sunday Sep 22

Festival Day & Literary Market

Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday Sep 21

Children’s Day

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 16 - 23

Bookend Events


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Festival Info


The Brooklyn Book Festival celebrates reading, authors, discussion and published literature through free and low-cost programs that bring readers together with local, national and international authors, publishers and booksellers. As New York City’s largest free literary festival, BKBF presents programs that are hip, smart, diverse and inclusive and include its annual city-wide Bookend Events, BKBF Children’s Day and flagship Festival Day when more than 300 authors participate. The festival presents challenging, engaging and thoughtful programming in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, youth and children literature.

Board of Directors

Tupper Thomas, Chair
Marisa Farina, Secretary
Eric W. Olson, Treasurer
Seth Cummins
Neil Giacobbi
Timothy Houlihan
Terence Kelly
Regina Myer
Louella Dizon San Juan
Johnny Temple
Ellyn Toscano

Carolyn Greer, Co-Producer, President
Liz Koch, Co-Producer, Vice President

Brooklyn Literary Council

Brooklyn Book Festival Committees

Fiction Committee

Halimah Marcus, co-chair
Johnny Temple, co-chair

Ibrahim Ahmad
MJ Franklin
Clarence Reynolds
Benjamin Samuel
Rob Spillman

Non-Fiction Committee

Mark Chait, co-chair
Carolyn Greer, co-chair

Alex Carp
Laura Dolan
Elyssa Goodman
Lauren LeBlanc
Rebecca Flint Marx
Brian Tate

Poetry Committee

Brett Fletcher Lauer, co-chair
Camille Rankine, co-chair

Jennifer Benka
Tina Chang
Hafizah Geter
Zora Howard
Ricardo Maldonado
Meghan O’Rourke
Meredith Walters

Youth and Children Committee

Jenne Abramowitz, co-chair
Rotem Moscovich, co-chair

Joanna Cardenas
Connie Hsu
Liz Koch
Ben Rosenthal
Jennifer Ung

International Committee

Liz Koch, co-chair
Anderson Tepper, co-chair

Corinna Barsan
Peter Blackstock
Mieke Chew
Julian Lucas
Jill Schoolman
Rob Spillman

Comics & Graphic Novels Committee

Meg Lemke, co-chair
Joan Hilty, co-chair

Gina Gagliano
Calvin Reid

Bookends Committee

Carolyn Greer, co-chair
Paul W. Morris, co-chair

Jeanne Hodesh
Kisky Holwerda
Andrew Lloyd-Jones
Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf
Catherine LaSota

Publicity Committee

Kathy Daneman, co-chair
Cristiana Peña, co-chair
Laura Dolan
Liz Koch
Nick Porter

BKBF Public Safety Statement

The Brooklyn Book Festival is committed to creating a welcoming, harassment-free and safe experience for one and all including attendees, authors, exhibitors, staff and volunteers. Disruptive or harassing behavior will not be tolerated. If you are experiencing unwelcome actions, discriminatory or threatening behavior or encounter an unsafe situation, please alert a Festival staff member or volunteer who will assist you. (Look for the official red shirts.) If you are the victim of a crime while attending - CALL 911.