The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, from 10-6. The centerpiece event is this year's special honoree, John Ashbery, in conversation with Paul Auster, but there's oh! so much more.
For a complete schedule and descriptions of all the events—featuring Jennifer Egan, Colson Whitehead, T Cooper, Will Leitch, Darin Strauss, E Lockhart, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and that's just at the 10am panels—look here. There's also "Bookend" events, featuring talks, readings, film screenings, kids' workshops, quiz nights and more, beginning tonight. See here.
There'll also be booths set up by local publishers, lit mags and booksellers. No word yet on whether there'll be any carnival style booths, like, say, a dunk tank featuring Jonathan Safran Foer, or Roll-a-Ball announced in wry monotone by Ben Greenman, or a kissing booth manned, rather eagerly, by Gary Shteyngart.