Lineup for 8th Annual Brooklyn Book Festival Revealed
Today, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Literary Council announced programming for the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, to be held exactly one month from today on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Hundreds of top authors and participants, both national and international, will join bibliophiles, booksellers and literary organizations on 14 stages, including the Target Children's Area and Youth Stoop, featuring more 90 panels, workshops and readings; sites include Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, Columbus Park, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Law School, the Brooklyn Historical Society as well as St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.
All Brooklyn Book Festival events on Sunday, September 22rd are free and will once again feature a "Clix Not Tix" system, meaning no more tickets or ticket lines. In addition, over 60 "Bookends", unique literary-themed events that include film screenings, parties, literary games and author appearances, will be held at clubs, bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries throughout the borough from September 16th until the 22nd.
This year, the Brooklyn Book Festival will feature a record number of international authors, hailing from Spain, Israel, Argentina, South Africa, Lebanon, Jamaica, France, Ireland and elsewhere, evidence of Brooklyn's growing stature as an international literary hub.
"It's that special time of year again when Brooklyn gets 'bookish' and shows the world why our borough is the literary capital of the world with more writers per square inch than anywhere in America," said Borough President Markowitz. "The eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival is shaping up to be another best seller. With over 60 "Bookend" events, hundreds of authors and dozens of panels, this year's festival is literally leaping off the page. Make your plans now and 'book' September 22nd on your calendars because the 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival is going to be a real page turner."
The Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City and the Northeast's largest book festival, is presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council, initiatives of Borough President Markowitz, and is proudly supported by AT&T. This hip, smart, diverse-and free-gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Last year, more than 40,000 visitors and media from around the world converged on Borough Hall to enjoy the Brooklyn Book Festival's lively literary marketplace and a dazzling array of national and international literary stars, emerging authors and programming, from lowbrow to highbrow.
For added convenience, thanks to AT&T, smartphone users can once again use the Brooklyn Book Festival app to plan their day and choose from the hundreds of exciting events taking place. In addition, for the first time, attendees can recharge their mobile devices at one of the eight AT&T charging stations during Sunday's events.