It’s that time of year again – the Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 18th at Borough Hall in Brooklyn.
This year’s festival has an amazing lineup, one that’s full of panel discussions and reading. Many of the panels feature One Story authors.
The day starts early at 10:00 AM, with Seth Fried, author of issue #124 “Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre”, discussing time travel with Diana Gabaldon and Samantha Hunt. At 2 PM, Terese Svoboda, author of issue #130 “Bomb Jockey” joins Esmeralda Santiago, John Sayles, and Marlon James to talk about writing historical fiction. If you prefer humor to history, check out a panel featuring Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, whose “Joy of Cooking” recently appeared as One Story issue #152. Feeling sinful? Then you might want to watch Jennifer Egan, John Burnham Schwartz,Timothy Houlihan and James Hannaham of issue #121 “Interrupted Serenade” discuss Unholy Paths to Redemption. Other One Story alumni participating in panels include: Roxana Robinson on family, A.M. Homes on story endings, Binyavanga Wainaina on memory, Kevin Wilson on odd protagonists, Kelly Link on crashing genres, and Patrick Somerville on post-apocalyptic fiction.
A complete list of events can be found at www.brooklynbookfestival.org.
We, of course will be there as well. Be sure to top by our booth (#30) to say hello and pick up a One Story five pack or Onesy for the literary babies in your life.