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Akashic Publisher Johnny Temple discussed Brooklyn Book Festival with PW

Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books in Brooklyn and co-chair of the festival’s Fiction Committee, answered four questions about the festival for Publishers Weekly. It’s scheduled for September 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but this year has expanded programming over the course of a week.

According to Temple, “We have also expanded our programming from a one-day affair to a full week. The heart of the festival is still a single day (September 21 this year), but there is a full week of programming, which we call Bookend Events, leading up to the Sunday. Whereas the Sunday has events in and around Borough Hall, including a marketplace of over 250 vendors, the Bookend programs take place all across Brooklyn. This year we have over 60 Bookend events. When combined with the Sunday events, the total number of programs reaches nearly 200.”

Barbara J. Taylor, author of SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT (published by Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books) is part of the “Where I’m Writing From: Hometown Fiction” panel on Sunday, September 21 from 3-4 p.m. at St. Francis McArdle. She will be joined by Kseniya Melnik (SNOW IN MAY) and Rene Steinke (FRIENDSWOOD).

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org

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