The Brooklyn Book Festival proper kicks off this weekend, but bookend events are taking place all week, including tomorrow night’s
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure with author Nadja Spiegelman
New York Transit Museum Boerum Place & Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 September 19, 2015 1:30pm Free with cost of Museum Admission ($7 Adults, $5 Children ages 2-17)
All aboard a subway adventure! Join TOON author Nadja Spiegelman for a presentation at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn about her latest book, Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure. This new book has been awarded SIX starred reviews from major reviewers, plus feature review coverage in The NYT and Wall Street Journal. Join us for subway trivia, an art project, and a live book reading! All ages welcome. Ideal for kids ages 6-12. Book signing to follow.
The complete BBF schedule is here—usually it’s the weekend before or after SPX, this year some guests are doing couple duty or splitting up. There re, as always, a lot of comics based events and exhibitors at the BBF, with Wendy Pini, Alex DeCampi, Adrian Tomine, Jessica Abel, Mariko Tamaki and more. Here’s the comics programming:
Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St September 20, 2015 11:00am Add to Calendar
Look and Listen: Stories of the Senses. Jessica Abel, author and artist of Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, draws on the wisdom of radio favorites from This American Life to The Moth and more, will be in conversation with Nick Sousanis, creator of Unflattening, which explores multimodal, visual storytelling in comics about philosophy and education. Moderated by podcast star Alex Blumberg(Planet Money, Reply All, Gimlet Media). Screen projection.
If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St September 20, 2015 1:00pm Add to Calendar
If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry. Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander of 30 Rockfame, and creator of If the Raindrops United, is joined by musician and cartoonist Leslie Stein (Bright-Eyed at Midnight) and author, illustrator and playwright Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey) for a conversation about creativity, performance and the incessant inspirations of ordinary life, and making light out of the dark in our day-to-day.
One Crazy Summer
Youth Stage – Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W September 20, 2015 4:00pm Add to Calendar
One Crazy Summer. Three comics creators tell stories of life-changing vacations, from coming out at church camp, to friendships that bridge family grief, to finding love during an alien invasion! With Caldecott and Printz (and more!) award-winning creator Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), debut graphic memoirist Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl) and acclaimed literary novelist Owen King(Intro to Alien Invasion). Screen Projection. Moderated by Lauren Weinstein, author of Girl Stories.
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St September 20, 2015 4:00pm Add to Calendar
Politics–It’s Personal. Haunting graphic stories of history, place, privacy, and political change with comic artists Ted Rall(Snowden), Peter Kuper (Ruins), andMarguerite Van Cook (The Late Child and Other Animals). Screen Projection. Moderated by Calvin Reid.
The Art of Story
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St September 20, 2015 5:00pm Add to Calendar
The Art of Story. Two award-winning, master storytellers discuss their newest books and how their unique fictional voices emerge across different mediums and genres. Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying is his much anticipated collection of short graphic fiction, beautiful and haunting stories of modern life, and prolific author A.M. Homes newest work, May We Be Forgiven, also takes on dark topics in a nightmare-scape of suburbia. Moderated by Nicole Rudick, Paris Review. Screen Projection.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.