Brooklyn Book Festival This Weekend!


I am overwhelmed, in the best sense of the word, by the schedule of readings, theatre, literary games, author appearances, film screenings and parties this weekend, September 10-12th, at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Come meet me at the Librarian Reception. The Brooklyn Book Festival invites librarians to a special morning event hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society, from 10:00am – noon for breakfast. Speaker: Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. RSVP REQUIRED at

Who do I want to see at the Festival?

Brooklyn Remix Lit Match Awards. Come hear the finalists of the Brooklyn Remix borough-wide writing contest, some of the most talented students writing in the borough.

The Legacy of Zinn (1922-2010). A Goodman, D. Zirin + others discuss the intellectual and popular influence of Howard Zinn, Brooklyn-born  historian, anarchist, activist & playwright with an introductory dramatic reading from the 423-page file on Zinn kept by the FBI, recently released via the Freedom of Information Act.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby—Or Have You? Mad Men has done alot to remind audiences of the inequalities women faced prior to the feminist movement of the 70s. Meanwhile, the 2008 election was an eye-opener to many about the continuing existence of sexism and its effect on our lives. Rebecca Traister (Big Girls Don’t Cry), Leora Tanenbaum (Slut!), + others discuss.

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. Author/music journalist Rob Sheffield (Love Is a Mix Tape) reads from his latest work and chats about new wave music, adolescent love, and John Hughes movie soundtracks.


WORD Presents an Intimate Conversation with John Waters. The iconic filmmaker, actor, and writer, comes to Greenpoint to talk about his new book Role Models.

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