Calling All Fanwings: Tui T. Sutherland

Calling all FanWings. Join beloved fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland as she reads from and discusses her new book, The Flames of Hope, in the Wings of Fire series! Sutherland is the author of the NYT bestselling Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Trouble series, as well as a contributing author to the bestselling Spirit Animals and […]

Print with Wood Type

Print with Wood Type. Come print real antique wood type on a vintage Kelsey letterpress with Dikko Faust of Purgatory Pie Press. Travel back in time to make your own BKBF Children’s Day souvenir keepsake.

Fold, Cut & Pop! Make a Book!

How to Make Books and Making Books with Kids author Esther K. Smith and Jane Sanders who illustrated Making Books with Kids will show you how to fold, cut and pop your own book. Then YOU can draw + write your story!

KINDergarten by Vera Ahiyya 

In the heartwarming KINDergarten, quiet and shy Leo is nervous for his first day of school. But when his class takes a kindness pledge and Leo’s caring actions are thoughtfully noticed by his peers, he realizes that kindergarten might not be so scary after all.

Recent Histories

From the 1990s through the first two decades of the twenty-first century, these authors set their stories against the backdrop of changing neighborhoods, the rise of social media, and the growing irrelevance of the printed word. What is the place of literature amid all this erupting modernity? Dwyer Murphy (An Honest Living), Jess Walter (The […]

Reckoning with Personal History

Memoir has many functions, and among them is the opportunity to reckon with one’s personal history. Less often, it offers a chance to be surprised by it. When this happens, writers create space for shared experiences of both darkness and light, and forge a unique bond between author and reader. On this panel, memoirists Ada […]

New Works: A Poetry Reading

Poets Omotara James (Song of My Softening), Solmaz Sharif (Customs), Ryann Stevenson (Human Resources), and Jeffrey Yang (Line and Light) read from their new volumes of poetry. Introduced by Michelle Campagna, Academy of American Poets

Dial H for Horror

NYT  bestselling authors Tiffany D. Jackson (The Weight of Blood) and Goldy Moldavsky (Lord of the Fly Fest) join acclaimed author Ryan La Sala (The Honeys) in a conversation about gruesome deaths, mysterious disappearances, and maneuvering your way out of dangerous situations. Moderated by celebrated horror novelist Danielle Valentine (How to Survive Your Murder).

AAWW Presents: Writing in Wartime

Writers from Korea, Iraq, Vietnam, and Bangladesh join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to discuss writing about war and its aftermath and effects on the Asian diaspora in America. Crystal Hana Kim, Faleeha Hassan, Ly Tran, and Jennifer Chowdhury will share their distinct perspectives with Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. 

PEN Presents: The Writer as Migrant

PEN America presents Mexican novelist and founder of DREAMing Out Loud Álvaro Enrigue, co-editor of Somewhere We Are Human, Sonia Guiñansaca, alum of DREAMing Out Loud and a contributor to Somewhere We Are Human and t. jahan to celebrate new anthologies by undocumented or formerly undocumented migrants, refugees, Dreamers, and more. Moderated by PEN America’s […]