New York City is known as the publishing capital of the world. With one of the most storied and celebrated literary backgrounds of any city, the Big Apple continues to brim with passion for the promotion and production of books and published writing. Now take that New York City essence and put it in an artistically affordable, accessible and inclusive setting and you’ll end up in Brooklyn— At the Brooklyn Book Festival.
This upcoming event is a free festival showcasing the work of and exchanging ideas with the brightest emerging and established literary figures in the world. The Brooklyn Book Festival is also free to attend, making it the largest event of its kind. The presence of great authors and a one of a kind readers’ marketplace attracts thousands of intellectuals, artists and generally interesting attendees.
The festival is held across a span of different venues including: bookstores, theaters, clubs and libraries. Events also vary including literary games, author appearances, film screenings, parties and more. While the events are fun and exciting, the attendees are the inspiration for this whole gathering.
The list of authors runs through a slew of various genres and age ranges. Part of what’s great about such a deep list of storytellers is that patrons, if paying attention, are almost guaranteed to stumble upon a new voice, or book that they otherwise would not have been introduced to. But, just to mention some of the more recognizable names, Joyce Carol Oates and Bob Saget will be in attendance. Yeah, Bob Saget. It’s unclear from the website if this author is the actor who played the Full House father, however that Saget did recently publish a book, so it just might be.
So head out to the Brooklyn Book Festival September 15-21st and enjoy all of the literary themed events. Find out if the real Bob Saget is attending, or if he’s the next great author with an unfortunate nominal coincidence. Discover and explore an ocean of new minds and stories, expose yourself, your children and your friends. This promises to be one of the coolest events in New York this fall.