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Patrons perusing selections at the 2021 staging of the Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) on October 2, 2021 at the Brooklyn Commons in New York City. (Photo: Facebook @brooklynbookfestival)

The much popular Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) is now on and the organisers are thrilled to present a diverse lineup of in-person and virtual events from September 25 to October 3.

The festival presents hundreds of authors and authors from across the country and world including authors of Caribbean heritage. It starts off with Bookends, which take place across all five boroughs, in bookstores, bars, canoes, churches, and restaurants from dawn to lunchtime and well into the night.

Bookends take place each day from ‘Environmental Storytelling’ to ‘COVID and the Creative Process’, ‘Latinx Stories in Queen’ and poetry at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. This year, best-selling Caribbean author, Adriana Herrera; Trinidadian-American novelist Elizabeth Nunez; and Jamaican writer and cartoonist, Robyn Smith will all be at the free Festival Day.

Various stages of BKBF

There will be seven stages indoors and outdoors featuring author events and programmes with Katie Kitamura, E. Lockhart, Joyce Carol Oates, Namwali Serpell and including authors talking about horror, romance, ways of healing, TikTok, crime, music, memory and much more.

Also taking place this Sunday is the Literary Marketplace where book-lovers can visit hundreds of local and national publishers. Families and children can enjoy a full day of readings, workshops, performances, book signings, and art projects at Children’s Day on October 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm local time with favourite authors and illustrators. 

Tui T. Sutherland, Raul the Third, Dan Santat, Emma Otheguy and Brandy Colbert among dozens of others will be at Children’s Day. The week culminates with celebratory Children’s Day on October 1 in Brooklyn Commons in MetroTech and the flagship Festival Day and Literary Marketplace on October 2 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park. 

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