Join us for an evening with three local authors: Seth Bornstein, Rafael Herrin-Ferri, and Rob MacKay! Rafael, author of All the Queens Houses, will discuss the borough's built environment and how diversity influences our residences; Seth will speak about his novel Swimming to Jerusalem, where Queens is the home to the immigrant protagonist in his story; and Rob, author of Famous People of Queens, will talk about the many famous people that come from Queens.
Seth, Rafael, and Rob will each discuss how their books came to be and how Queens is unique in both real and fictional ways. After their discussion they look forward to an interactive chat with attendees.
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2023 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT.
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Seth Bornstein has written plays, short stories and essays. Swimming to Jerusalem is his first novel. He has had a career in urban economic development with positions in the public, private and academic sectors. Since 2009 he has been the Executive Director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation.
Rob MacKay was a longtime, award-winning community journalist who now works for the Queens Economic Development Corporation as the deputy director for community. He handles the agency’s public relations and operates various social media channels that promote the borough's restaurants, shops, and tourism attractions. The Sunnyside resident also serves as a trustee of the Queens Historical Society.