Admission is FREE, and we have great specials on craft brews and a raffle for our authors’ outstanding books.
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 7:30PM: We’re thrilled to host lit legend Mary Gaitskill (Bad Behavior, Somebody with a Little Hammer) and three of today’s most exciting debut authors: essayist Chelsea Hodson (Tonight I’m Someone Else), poet Safiya Sinclair (Cannibal), and novelist Bethany C. Morrow (MEM)! Mary will be joined by musician Peg Simone for a special performance of a new short story. Free Admission, $5 drafts + a free-to-enter raffle for the authors’ books! For more information, please see our Facebook invite.
The series has been recommended and covered by numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the NY Daily News, BOMB, The Rumpus, the Paris Review, Tin House, Flavorpill, Electric Literature, and the Brooklyn Paper. New York Magazine named Franklin Park one of NYC’s Absolute Best Reading Series, Time Out New York named FP NYC’s Best Literary Series, and the Village Voice gave us a Best of NYC award for Best Reading Series.
Our readers, past and scheduled, include Roxane Gay, Jennifer Egan, Edwidge Danticat, Marlon James, Amy Hempel, Colson Whitehead, Mary Gaitskill, Walter Mosley, Sam Lipsyte, A.M. Homes, Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, Ben Marcus, Adam Haslett, Darin Strauss, Rick Moody, Victor LaValle, Wayne Koestenbaum, Manuel Gonzales, Alejandro Zambra, Claire Vaye Watkins, Lev Grossman, Teju Cole, Shalom Auslander, Heidi Julavits, Stanley Crouch, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Hannah Tinti, Elissa Schappell, Ben Greenman, Brian Evenson, Tova Mirvis, Fiona Maazel, Christine Schutt, Vanessa Veselka, Mark Leyner, Diane Williams, Teddy Wayne, Lindsay Hunter, Toure, Stephen Elliott, Nick Flynn, Tayari Jones, Justin Taylor, Blake Butler, Amelia Gray, Dani Shapiro, Alexander Chee, Susan Steinberg, Gary Lutz, Joshua Cohen, John Wray, Jennifer Gilmore, Lynne Tillman, Matt Bell, Mary Miller, Adam Wilson, Rion Amilcar Scott, Jason Diamond, Julia Fierro, Chloe Caldwell, Michael Showalter, Ophira Eisenberg, Jami Attenberg, Emma Straub, Danielle Evans, Stefan Merrill Block, Michael Kimball, Martha Southgate, Deb Olin Unferth, J. Robert Lennon, David Goodwillie, Joshua Mohr, Joshua Henkin, Lars Iyer, Scott McClanahan, Adelle Waldman, Amy Sohn, Patrick Somerville, Laura van den Berg, Karolina Waclawiak, Marie-Helene Bertino, Paula Bomer, Stephen O’Connor, David Gilbert, Leigh Newman, Emily Raboteau, Okey Ndibe, Elliott Holt, Sarah Bruni, Tom Williams, Heiko Julien, Helen Phillips, Robert Lopez, Monique Truong, Tiphanie Yanique, James Hannaham, Alison Espach, Chinelo Okparanta, William Giraldi, Mike Young, Melissa Broder, Mitchell S. Jackson, Aryn Kyle, Nelly Reifler, James Boice, Noy Holland, Amy Brill, Kate Zambreno, Jac Jemc, T. Geronimo Johnson, Elizabeth Ellen, Kendra Grant Malone, Alexi Zentner, Sam Michel, Rachel Shukert, Liza Monroy, Chiara Barzini, Amber Sparks, Gabriel Blackwell, Benjamin Hale, Seth Fried, Susan Shapiro, Matthue Roth, Royal Young, Joseph Riippi, Melissa Febos, Kyle Minor, Tim Horvath, and Dylan Nice.