A Lit Fest dream come true

Lit Fest STD

NYWC’s 12th Annual Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival
Saturday, August 20 @ 2:00 p.m. at BRIC (647 Fulton Street)

Presented by NY Writers Coalition, Akashic Books & Greenlight Bookstore

We’re excited to partner with Greenlight Bookstore and Akashic Books to present the 12th Annual Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival! This year we return to the neighborhood’s premier community space BRIC (647 Fulton Street) to celebrate a summer of storytelling, with writers in our summer youth program (6-18 years old) reading alongside published writers for an inspiring afternoon of literature.

This year’s lineup features three highly acclaimed young black women novelists: Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman, Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun. Writer Chris Prioleau returns as the MC of this exciting event with Brooklyn-based band tubafresh, bringing generations of writers together to build on the rich literary traditions of Fort Greene. A reception follows the reading with wine, lemonade and cake for all attendees.



The 12th Annual Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival is presented by NY Writers Coalition, Akashic Books, and Greenlight Bookstore, with additional support from Con Edison and the office of City Council Member Laurie Cumbo. Space for Lit Fest is generously provided through BRIC’s Stoop Share Program.

NYWC’s Fort Greene Summer Youth Program & Literary Festival is generously supported by Amazon Literary Partnership, Bay and Paul Foundations, Con Edison, City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Kalliopeia Foundation, the Meringoff Family Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Tiger Baron Foundation. Lit Fest is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.