Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Brooklyn Book Festival

There are no upcoming events for Brooklyn Book Festival.

Past Events

Kevin Powell – Brooklyn Book Festival (Main Stage)

A Half Century of Hip-Hop: This summer’s grand celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary was beautiful and affirming for longtime fans and practitioners of this perennially maligned and underestimated genre/subculture. Now that the landmark events have passed, what do we make of not just the story of hip-hop but its evolving place in the public imagination? […]

Joe Meno, M. Chris Fabricant, Elizabeth Nunez, and Don Lee at the Brooklyn Book Festival—Brooklyn, New York.

Noon. Struggling to Survive: featuring Joe Meno, Weike Wang, & Ernesto Mestre-Reed; moderated by MJ Franklin. How do we persevere in the face of disaster? In Weike Wang’s Joan is Okay, a young ICU doctor faces sudden upheaval in her family just as the coronavirus pandemic throws the world into disarray. A man searches for […]

C.J. Farley – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

Panel: “Inspired by a True Story” Everyday lives and experiences feed into the creative force behind these powerful books, from exploring the Latinx diaspora through fifteen different voices and the trials and triumphs of growing up Black and queer, to the life of a Jamaican-American teen on the cusp adulthood, a worldwide pandemic, and a […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Courttia Newland, Morowa Yejidé – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

Please note: our virtual events are listed in Eastern time (ET). “Blurred Realities” virtual panel: A dystopian London, a child caught in the midst of a deadly epidemic, and a grieving taxi driver in a ghostly Washington, D.C. Join the authors of A River Called Time (Courttia Newland), Phase Six (Jim Shepard), and Creatures of Passage (Morowa Yejidé) for a conversation […]