Poster by Raúl Colón. Courtesy of Brooklyn Book Festival.
Mylo Freeman grew up in The Hague and lives in Amsterdam. She has been a full-time writer-illustrator since 1993 and has published more than 50 picture books. Her debut book, “Potty!,” was awarded the Kiek Book Prize and has been translated into many languages. Mylo’s best-selling “Princess Arabella” series is published by Cassava Republic Press. Mylo Freeman will participate in the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 21st, 2019 at Children’s Day. At 12:30 PM you can join the Dutch author and artist as she reads from her “Princess Arabella” series and “Hair, it’s a family affair”. Afterward, she will demonstrate watercolor painting where children can get familiar with the mixing of color and different techniques. There will also be a screening of the charming Dutch-Flemish short film Mr. Paper Goes Out for a Walk.
The Brooklyn Book Festival was launched in 2006 to address the need for a major literary event that embraced the diverse constituencies of New York City. The Festival’s mission is to celebrate published literature and support the literary community through programming that connects New York City readers with local, national, and international authors, publishers, and booksellers. To this end the festival develops original programs that are hip, smart, and diverse and collaborates to present free and low-cost programming includes the Festival Day, the Bookend Events, and the BKBF Children’s Day.
The Brooklyn Book Festival attracts tens of thousands from around the world to experience spirited discussions between emerging and iconic writers and a lively Literary Marketplace. This fall’s week-long festival begins on September 16 with eight weeknights of literature themed “Bookend” programs presented all over New York City. The flagship 14-stage Brooklyn Book Festival takes place Sunday, September 22. On festival day, 300 writers of beloved works of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and graphic novels will participate in panels, readings and other creative performances of their work.