This week on Arts & Seizures, hosts Mike Edison and Judy McGuire celebrate the upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival and chat with Liz Koch, the Co-Producer, and Denise Oswald, the Co-Chair of the Nonfiction Committee, both of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Talking about what the hosts refer to as the ‘Woodstock of Books,’ the Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City. It presents an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. Noted as one of America’s premiere book festivals, this hip, smart, and diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. After the break, Mike and Judy ask Liz and Denise about who is buying books these days and what big name books have brought new readers to the scene. Emphasizing about the importance of literary works and how a book can really influence someone, the Brooklyn Book Festival aims to please current readers as well as inspire new readers. This program was brought to you by Roberta’s Pizza.
“The literary council comes together with ideas about what great books are coming out that year and who is traveling through the country that might be able to participate.” [5:15]
—Liz Koch on Arts & Seizures
“The committees are made up of very well-intentioned publishing people, taking time out to put this together.” [10:10]
—Denise Oswald on Arts & Seizures