Oh snap I’m excited. This year looks GOOD. The day starts out with a serious event triple threat featuring Jennifer Egan, Steve Almond and Colson Whitehead doing ‘musically-inspired readings’ at 10 am. Later, beloved HERS/BBF-alum Rakesh Satyal will be back on the main stage (remember when he killed it last year? When the audio wouldn’t play for his risk so he did his entire choreographed dance WHILE singing Billie Jean? REMEMBER?!), and damn, even Sarah Silverman is showing up with David Rakoff to chat about, you know, themselves. T Cooper, Mary Gaitskill, Adam Haslett…and that’s just the celebrity tip of the awesome literary iceberg taking over Borough Hall.
Take a second in the BBF louuuuuuunge to see who else is gonna’ be there:
10AM – 6PM
Programs taking place in the Brooklyn Borough Hall Courtroom and St. Francis College Auditorium are ticketed.
Free tickets will be distributed one hour before the start of the program from the Brooklyn Book Festival Information Booths