Alright everyone, mark your calendars tout de suite. The Brooklyn Book Festival is THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 17th at 10am at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza 209 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, NY. The largest free literary event in New York City, #BKBF is a great way to “casually run into” new voices and literary powerhouses in the publishing industry. To name-drop just a few, five authors participating in the event include:
- Karl Ove Knausgård, author of six autobiographical novels
- Joyce Carol Oates, author of A Book of American Martyrs
- Sarah Dessen, author of Once and For All and The Truth about Forever
- Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
- Hisham Matar, author of Anatomy of a Disappearance
- …and hundreds of others
The Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter (WNBA-NYC) and National Reading Group Month will also be exhibiting at the fair. (Pace Publishing Professor Jane Kinney Denning is the President of WNBA-National.) Located at Booth 345, they will be showcasing:
- Membership Benefits
- Events Calendar
- Reading Group Guides
- NRGM Great Group Reads Information and Lists
- Raffle Prizes
- … and more!
Member Volunteers are also needed for the festival! Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please register here (organizers have asked that you include times that you’re available).
Now is the best time to join the WNBA. As a member during the organization’s Centennial year, you’ll get free admission to WNBA Centennial celebrations and other publishing events throughout the season. Student membership is $20, a great value in the city for aspiring publishers and writers. For more information on membership, you can visit the WNBA membership page.