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It’s hard to oversell the Brooklyn Book Festival. Celebrating its 10th year, the city’s largest literary event is free, full of great programming, and is about as diverse as the borough it represents—a too-rare occurrence in the New York literary world. This year the Festival has expanded to two days: the first annual Children’s Day  falls on Saturday, April 19th. The week leading up to the Festival is also chock-full of the Book Festival’s sponsored...
Last week, Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica and member of the Brooklyn Literary Council, the organizing body of the Brooklyn Book Festival, sat down with Brooklyn Magazine to talk a little bit about the upcoming week. How did you get involved with the Brooklyn Book Festival? I think I’ve been going to the festival for all ten years. It’s one of my favorite days of the year. I actually started working on it about three years...
One of the nice things about Brooklyn and the fear of missing out (FOMO) is that there are too many things to do, you can never make them all. And so (this is a pet theory) because the experience of missing out is omnipresent, fear itself fades. You really can’t go wrong with any of the Brooklyn Book Festival’s nearly sixty Bookend events, some of which are as far afield as the Bronx and...

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