The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace.
Poetry at the Crossroads “One ever feels his two-ness… two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings,” said W.E.B. Du Bois, describing the state of double consciousness. Poets Marwa Helal (Invasive Species), Joseph O. Legaspi (Threshold), Vanessa Angélica Villarreal (Beast Meridian), Keith S. Wilson (Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love) discuss their explorations of identities that resist the boundaries of easy classification, and what it means to write the complexities that define us. Moderated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, managing director at 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center.
Cadman Plaza East
(Rain location – Brooklyn Law School – Room 603)