Finally, after two long years of virtual events, the Brooklyn Book Festival is back to being in-person. We can all celebrate our love of books at the start of the Autumn season, galavanting through the parks and plazas around Brooklyn Borough Hall.

There will also be a virtual festival on September 25th. Children’s Day is the 1st of October, while the main Festival Day takes place on October 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be over fifty events to do between both virtual and in-person dates, and conversations with authors such as Ayana Gray, Casey McQuiston, and Joyce Carol Oates (plus, many more!).

Throughout September 25th and October 3rd will be what’s called ‘Bookends,’ which are either in-person or virtual events that anyone can attend. Events include a celebration of books, documentary screenings, panels, poetry readings, as well as writing workshops and book launches.

On September 27th, Lucy Ives, for the launch of her Graywolf Press debut, releases her new book, Life is Everywhere. You can celebrate with her in person at the POWERHOUSE Arena (make sure you register, first!). Or, if you’re interested in poetry, WoW! Whitman on the Walls occurs September 29th at Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club. These are just two functions among dozens.

To make your time at the Brooklyn Book Festival worth it, you have the option to plan and curate your day. Attend the events you desire, learn new things, and meet new people while immersing yourself into a community of book-lovers.

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