Brooklyn Museum to Host First Annual READ Brooklyn Authors Book Fair

The Brooklyn Museum will host the first annual READ Brooklyn authors book fair on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 5 pm.

The inaugural fair features over forty Brooklyn-based authors of newly published fiction and nonfiction with topics ranging from science fiction and graphic novels to cooking and artist books. The fair includes readings, signings, and a featured booth for the Brooklyn-based publisher Dancing Foxes Press.

The fair and all related programming within the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion are free to the public. Programming within the galleries is free with Museum admission.

Highlights of READ Brooklyn include intimate readings in front of various author's favorite works in the Museum's collection and in the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion.

The schedule of readings are as follows:

1 pm: Artist Archie Rand reads from his artist book The 613, an illustrated guide to the 613 Jewish commandments.

1:45 pm: Author Elizabeth Gaffney reads from her novel When the World Was Young, a story that captures postwar Brooklyn through the eyes of a young girl.

2:30 pm: Author Rebecca Dinerstein reads from her debut novel, The Sunlit Night, a story of two New Yorkers who find unlikely refuge in one another abroad.

3:15 pm: Author Mira Jacob reads from her debut novel, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, an imaginative story on making peace with life's uncertainties.

Participating authors include:

Emily Anthes, Taylor Antrim, John Benditt, Kate Bolick, Bethany Chase, Stephanie Clifford, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, Julia Dahl, Shulem Deen, Rebecca Dinerstein, Mark Doten, Joshua Max Feldman, Elizabeth Gaffney, Emily Gould, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Mira Jacob, Eddie Joyce, Anya Kamenetz, Nicole C. Kear, Susanne König and Melissa Schreiber Vaughan, Oriana Leckert, Charles Leerhsen, Natasha Logan, Sophie McManus, Cara Nicoletti, Patricia Park, Raquel Pelzel, Julia Pierpont, Helen Phillips, Claire Prentice, Archie Rand, Julia Rothman, Jeffrey Rotter, Rene Steinke, Harvey Stein, Mina Stone, Nicole Taylor, Adrian Tomine, and Caroline Zancan.



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