About the Franklin Park Reading Series

 Franklin Park reading series coverJoin us on the second Monday of each month for readings from emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, and poets. We showcase local talent and host authors from around the world.

Admission is FREE, and we have great specials on craft brews and a raffle for our authors’ outstanding books.

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 8-10PM: We’re thrilled to present a superstar lineup for our annual Memoir Night — Kiese Laymon (HEAVY), Mitchell S. Jackson (SURVIVAL MATH), Mira Jacob (GOOD TALK), Bridgett M. Davis (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS), and Karissa Chen (Hyphen Magazine, The Rumpus)! Free Admission, $5 drafts, plus a free raffle for the authors’ books! Get the details here. *Please note: This month’s event is being held one week early.

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 one of 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, Colson Whitehead, Kiese Laymon, Marlon James, Mary Gaitskill, Jennifer Egan, Tayari Jones, Edwidge Danticat, Amy Hempel, 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, Nick Flynn, 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, Stephen Elliott, and Dylan Nice.

For more literary doings, follow the Franklin Park Reading Series on Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram and host Penina Roth on Twitter. Email us at franklinparkreadingseries at gmail dot com.

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