September 10, 2010
BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL: Participating Latino Authors
30,000 people cannot be wrong.
That’s how many are expected to attend the 5th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 12, at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street). The Festival will feature 200 authors, 175 vendors and 13 venues to explore.
This will be my first Festival, and I am looking forward to all of it – the signings, readings, and meeting Latino authors like Charlie Rice-Gonzalez, Esmeralda Santiago, Brando Skyhorse, Daniel Serrano, Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, Christina Garcia, Torrey Maldonado, Daisy Martinez and Sofia Quintero.
Festivals like this one bring readers and writers together, foster a sense of community and shine the spotlight on the world of books. Plus, having so many Latino writers participating helps expose them to new audiences.
Charles Rice-Gonzalez (CHULITO) agrees. “There is a cultural resonance with Latino readers and writers,” he says. “[The Festival] provides a place for Latino readers to meet writers, get to know what is new and available, and it gives Latino writers a chance to come together, meet readers and connect with other writers and publishing industry folks.”
And speaking of new friends…. La Casa Azul Bookstore and its owner Aurora Anaya Cerda and Las Comadres Para las Americas, led by the charismatic Nora Comstock, have partnered and will be featuring Latino authors at their booth (#131) all day long. (The scheduled line-up is below.)
These ladies are very excited to be participating in the Brooklyn Book Festival for the first time. “The audience that comes to the festival is very diverse,” says Aurora. “You see families, children, abuelitos, college students of all nationalities.”
We hope you too can join us on Sunday, September 12, in Brooklyn, for a fun-filled day of books and an opportunity to make new friends. For more information and directions, visit http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/.♥
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING SCHEDULE
Booth 131 – La Casa Azul Bookstore & Las Comadres
11:30am – Christina Garcia
11:50am – Torrey Maldonado
12:10pm – Lemon Andersen
12:30pm – Alberto Ferreras
12:50pm – Ada Limon
1:10pm – Ana Galan
1:30pm – Daisy Martinez
1:50pm – Brando Skyhorse
2:10pm – Michelle Herrera Mulligan and Sofia Quintero
2:30pm – Esmeralda Santiago
3:00pm – Sandra Rodriguez Barron
3:20pm – Daniel Serrano
3:40pm – Dahlma Llanos Figueroa
4:00pm – Sergio Troncoso
For more information on Las Comadres Para las Americas, visit http://www.lascomadres.org/.
For more information on La Casa Azul Bookstore, visit http://www.lacasaazulbookstore.com/.