Brooklyn Daily Eagle recommends Ebony FLowers' panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival

“Brooklyn Book Festival: Our guides for foodies, fanboys and more” / Brooklyn Daily Eagle / September 19, 2019

The Brooklyn Book Festival isn’t labeled the largest free literary event in New York City for nothing. The annual gathering boasts 100 programs featuring 300 authors across 13 locations.

With so many events, it can be overwhelming to choose which ones to attend — so we’ve narrowed it down for you.


For the comic book buff:

If you’re into comics, graphic novels and memoirs or just love a good illustration, there’s something at the Brooklyn Book Festival for you. Here’s what you might want to pencil in (pun intended.)


We Need to Talk

The age of division has reawakened the art of conversation. Which doesn’t make it any easier! In three breathtakingly honest new graphic memoirs, Erin Williams (“Commute”), Mira Jacob (“Good Talk”), and Ebony Flowers (“Hot Comb”) draw — literally—on the experience of pushing themselves and others to speak truth to race, gender, and class privilege in everyday life. Moderated by Alexander Chee (“How to Write an Autobiographical Novel”).

Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont St. 


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