Brooklyn Book Festival Unveils 'Bookends' Programming, Running 9/16-22
Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Literary Council announced the"Bookends" programming to be held throughout the borough from September 16th until the 22nd, leading up to eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. These unique literary-themed events, all free or low-cost to attendees, include film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances; they will be held at clubs, bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn. Authors range from the iconic Edwidge Danticat and E.L. Doctorow, the hip Jennifer Gilmore and Ron Sheffield as well as a 15-year-old author, Tori Nighthawk.
"What better way to begin our Brooklyn Book Festival than with a 'Bookend' or two?" said Borough President Markowitz. "These events are wonderful celebrations of Brooklyn's rich literary culture, where the magic of books literal-ly jump 'off the page' and into local fun-filled venues. For fans young and old, no matter what your reading interest, there will be stories to tell from this year's 'Bookends'!"
There will be numerous literary trivia sessions, special author readings and interactive events that intersect books with food, art, music, movies, sports, history, animals and more. Hands-on opportunities include photography workshops, open mic sessions, literary improvisation and a book pitch contest.
"One of the biggest areas of growth for the festival in the past few years has been with our Bookend events, which have added many layers of depth to our programming," said Johnny Temple, the chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council. "We've always prided ourselves on how the Brooklyn Book Festival offers something for everyone, and our Bookend events seal this deal by providing many additional venues, many additional authors, and many additional audiences to what is now widely recognized as one of the very best literary events in the United States."