Waterfront Stories, Pioneer Works Dance Party Among Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookend Events


    The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced their Bookend Events, which runs from September 10 through September 17.

    The weeklong series, which begins before and runs through the festival’s main marketplace day, spans all five boroughs with over 50 events this year, hosting a wide variety of writers from around the globe.

    In Brooklyn, the entire thing kicks off with a dance party at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. We expect there to be very little reading involved.

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    A night of spoken word poetry, hosted by Latinx in Publishing, will go down on September 12 at La Bodega Studios, located at 695 5th Avenue in Park Slope.

    On the main day of the festival, former Cobble Hill resident Martin Amis, who has a new book coming out titled “The Rub of Time,” will be discussing, well, the “indelible lessons of the passage of time,” of course, with the novelist Dubravka Ugresic on one of the festival’s stages.

    The festival closes on September 17 with Jennifer Egan in conversation at the Brooklyn Public Library, where she will discuss her latest book, “Manhattan Beach,” and life along the Brooklyn waterfront.

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    Other authors participating in events this year include Masha Gessen, Pete Hamill, A.M. Homes, Hari Kunzru, Michael Kupperman, Laura Lippmann, Walter Mosley, Sigrid Nunez, Joyce Carol Oates and more.

    For more information on the festival and the full schedule of Bookend Events, click here.

    [Photos by Susan De Vries]

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