NYFA Writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival

NYFA Writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival

See 16 NYFA Fellows during the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 20

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival will feature 16 NYFA Fellows. Entirely free to the public, the Brooklyn Book Festival brings in national and international writers for 50+ readings and panels at Borough Hall. Stop by on September 20 and see NYFA Fellows sharing their work. Check out the list of their events below:

James Hannaham (Fellow in Fiction ‘00)
On the Job: Fiction at Work
St. Francis McArdle, 10:00 AM

Paul Beatty (Fellow in Poetry ‘93)
St. Francis College Presents Finalists of the St. Francis College Literary Prize
St. Francis College Auditorium , 10:00 AM

Tina Chang (Fellow in Poetry ‘03, ’09) and Jean Valentine (Fellow in Poetry ’89)
Brooklyn Poet Laureate and former New York State Poet Laureate
Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading
Main Stage, 11:00 AM

Terry McMillan (Fellow in Fiction ’86, Hall of Fame ‘14)
Blood Relatives  and The Nature of Sacrifice
Borough Hall Courtroom, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Eileen Myles (Fellow in Poetry ’99)
New Works: A Poetry Reading
Main Stage, 2:00 PM

Luc Sante (Fellow in Nonfiction ’14)
Writing about Place in the Age of the Global City
Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 2:00 PM

Dael Orlandersmith (Fellow in Fiction ’96)
​Where Do We Go From Here?
Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 3:00 PM

Lisa Kron (Fellow in Playwriting/ Screenwriting ‘94) and Anne Washburn (Fellow in Playwrighting/ Screenwriting ’10)
​Whiting Foundation presents Writing for a Live Audience
Main Stage, 3:00 PM

Ada Limon (Fellow in Poetry ’03)
Poets Looking Back
St. Francis McArdle, 4:00 PM

Cate Marvin (Fellow in Poetry ’07)
Poets Looking Back
St. Francis McArdle, 4:00 PM

A.M. Homes (Fellow in Fiction ’88 and NYFA Board Member)
The Nature of Sacrifice
Borough Hall Courtroom, 4:00 PM
and The Art of Story
​Brooklyn Historical Society, 5:00 PM

Mona Simpson (Fellow in Fiction ’86)
Young and Wise
North Stage, 4:00 PM

Wendy S. Walters (Fellow in Poetry ‘11)
The American Essay
Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 4:00PM

Amanda Stern (Fellow in Fiction ’12)
The New Brave World
North Stage, 5:00 PM

For more information about the Brooklyn Book Festival, visit their website

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 cash grants to artists throughout New York State. This is the 30th Anniversary of the program and NYFA is celebrating with events throughout the state, including a reading on October 9th hosted by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.

– Charlotte Jansen

Image: Matt Bollinger (Fellow in Painting ‘15), Every Moment Lives Forever

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