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Marty Markowitz Talks About Free Concerts, Book Festival In Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Jr.Michael ConnellyPete HamillSalman RushdiePaul AusterBelinda Carlisle

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz came by to talk about 32nd annual the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park, the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Crown Heights/Central Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Book Festival coming up Sept. 12.

Seaside Summer Concert Series Lineup
August 19: The B-52s, Belinda Carlisle.
August 26: Latino Music By the Sea .

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Lineup
August 16: Gospel Night: Bebe & Cece Winans, Fred Hammond
August 23: Caribbean Night: Sean Paul, Mighty Sparrow

Brooklyn Book Festival
The Festival is a free, literary celebration featuring more than 200 national and international authors in readings and panel discussions. Always diverse, thought-provoking and lively, this premier literary event welcomes more than 30,000 attendees from around the world. The Brooklyn Book Festival is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Tourism, and the Brooklyn Literary Council.

The all-star literary lineup, includes Salman Rushdie, Mary Gaitskill, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman, Gary Shteyngart, Francine Prose, Dennis Lehane, Jonathan Lethem, Pete Hamill, Jennifer Egan, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Thurston Moore, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Sandra Rodriguez and Paul Harding and many, many more, as well as Children's and Young Adult Lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jon Scieszka.

For more information, visit www.brooklyn-usa.org.

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