Mark your calendars....Sunday, September 12, 2010.
It's the 5th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival.
The Festival is sponsored by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council. Our friend Marcela Landres is a member of the Council and editor of Latinidad, a newsletter for Latino authors.
The Festival will have 200 authors, 175 bookstores, hundreds of vendors and delicious food in one of New York's most beautiful boroughs....Brooklyn. Join us!
Here's their press release....
This is the fifth anniversary of the renowned Brooklyn Book Festival, a free, literary celebration that showcases more than 200 national and international authors in readings and panel discussions as well as 175 booksellers, publishers, presses and organizations in an outdoor literary marketplace. The festival is a premier literary event in New York City, with more than 30,000 attendees from around the world. The all-star literary lineup, including Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Colson Whitehead, Mary Gaitskill, Paul Auster, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman, Amy Goodman, John Ashbery, Gary Shteyngart, Francine Prose, Dennis Lehane, Pete Hamill, Jennifer Egan, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Thurston Moore, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Paul Harding, Maaza Mengiste, Marlon James, Jean Valentine, Elizabeth Nunez and many, many more, as well as children’s and young adult Lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Scieszka, Francisco X. Stork, Jenny Han, Mac Barnett, Tad Hills, Chris Raschka, Lauren Oliver, E. Lockhart, Michael Rex and Matthew Reinhart.
This year it will expand to include three days of special themed events “bookending” the Festival from September 10-12 in partnership with cultural organizations like BAM, Bell House, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn Public Library, Greenlight Bookstore, Littlefield, St. Ann’s Warehouse, PEN American Center, Irondale Center, Brooklyn Public Library, powerHOUSE, Debut Lit, WORD, Light Industry, Triple Canopy, Mainspring Collective and more!
The Brooklyn Book Festival is presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council, initiatives of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Sponsors include the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; the NYC & Company Foundation; Astoria Federal Savings; Citi; Boar’s Head Provisions; St. Francis College; Brooklyn Community Foundation; Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge; Skylight One Hanson; Target; Con Edison; and media sponsors Time Out New York Kids and WABC-TV. Cultural and programming partners are BAM; the Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Public Library; Cave Canem; Housing Works Bookstore Café; LIVE from the NYPL; The Nation; the National Book Foundation; The New York Review of Books; PEN American Center; Poetry Society of America; and St. Francis College.
For more information visit http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ or check out the official Facebook page at http://bk.ly/sZO. On Twitter, follow the Brooklyn Book Festival @BKBF.