Covid Guidelines for Physical Events

We continue to follow government guidelines regarding Covid-19 safety at the Festival. We encourage masks for indoor events. Please be aware that select indoor programs might require masks and we ask for your cooperation in these cases.

Fiction

Forbidden Love

A student’s identity is at odds with his community. A teenage girl develops a relationship with her English teacher. Together, these authors raise questions about how conceptions of race, gender, class, and sexuality can shape ourselves and our relationships. Join debut novelists Kate Elizabeth Russell (My Dark Vanessa) and Brandon Taylor (Real Life) for a conversation about piercing taboos, moderated by Lila Shapiro, senior reporter at Vulture/New York Magazine.

Participating authors

Please consider supporting your festival.

Your donation allows us to bring all your favorite authors to Brooklyn each and every year.