Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

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If you happen to be available and/or broke this Sunday, New York’s largest free literary event awaits.

The Brooklyn Book Festival takes place this Sunday at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Authors who will be making an appearance include Larry McMurtry, Terry McMillan, Jennifer Egan, Eoin Colfer, John Sayles, Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Thompson, Walter Mosley, Adrian Tomine, Amitav Ghosh, Jean Valentine, Jules Feiffer, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Rachel Hawkins, Sam McBratney, Jacqueline Woodson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mo Willems and the man who inspired this humble blogger to try his hand at writing (okay, blogging), Pete Hamill.

While all events at the festival are free, anything happening in the confines of Borough Hall’s courtroom or Saint Francis College’s auditorium requires tickets.

Tickets for each event are distributed one hour in advance at information booths set up on the plaza in front of Borough Hall.

You can peruse through a list of the festival’s programs here.

If you plan on using mass transit, make sure to check out tomorrow’s edition of Bensonhurst Bean’s Weekend Subway Update to make sure you get there with minimal aggravation.

Brooklyn Borough Hall is located at 209 Joralemon Street, between Court Street and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn