Writing Wednesday: Brooklyn Book Festival 2011

28 Sep

New York’s largest free literary event took place on Sunday, September 18.  That’s right — the Brooklyn Book Festival!

My writer cohort and I had such a blast zig-zagging through the tents, ducking into readings, creeping close to authors, poring over books, and running into people we knew.  She introduced me to John Woo of the Magnetic Fields.  We ran into another friend from Little, Brown and Company, who instead of going the MFA route is doing his Masters in Publishing at NYU.  I saw Alisa Harris, whom I used to work with at Patrol, and who now has her own book out.

On the speaker side of things, I got to hear my writing mentors Phillip Lopate and Darcey Steinke.  I also got to hear Mary Karr, whom I had also heard speak at FFW.  Plus so many other great speakers.

 

 

I spied my writing colleague Susan E. Isaac‘s memoir on the Greenlight Bookstore table at Brooklyn Book Fest.

 

…as well as Greek American Tina Fey‘s memoir.

 

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7 Responses to “Writing Wednesday: Brooklyn Book Festival 2011”

  1. JHaeske September 29, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    Envy!

  2. Queen October 2, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Wish I could have been there. Thank you for the post and photos.

  3. Linda October 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    That’s one of the greatest parts of living in NYC –or any city, I suppose. There’s always something interesting going on that feels like a one of a kind or once-in-a-while event.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos October 5, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

      One of the greatest parts … and one of the hardest parts: I feel like I run myself ragged running around New York. But at least I have fun doing so!

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