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Events » October 2021 » K’wan – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

K’wan – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)


This live, in-person Brooklyn Book Festival event will be hosted at St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street).

Panel: “The Meaning of Home”

Complex lives and motives are at the core of every home, and in this program, three authors discuss how families embody sacrifice, loss, and renewal. In K’wan’s The Reluctant King, the fun-loving protagonist must live up to his family’s aspirations and secrets. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh situates his second collection of short stories, American Estrangement, amid the intricate family dynamics and thorny conflicts of contemporary America. And in The Five Wounds, debut novelist Kirstin Valdez Quade focuses on a multigenerational family’s reckoning with addiction, religion, and rebirth. Moderated by Catherine LaSota.

Events at St. Francis College require pre-registration as part of the College’s Covid Safety Protocols:

Please visit the Brooklyn Book Festival’s website to learn more.