Join us on the second Monday of each month!

Join us on the second Monday of each month for readings from emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, essayists, 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' latest books.

For past events, please see our tumblr page.

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

Upcoming events

Tuesday, October 22, 8pm: Powerhouse Women Night, featuring fierce novelists Susan Steinberg (Machine, Spectacle), Mesha Maren (Sugar Run), and Rachel Eve Moulton (Tinfoil Butterfly) and two writers from the Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement anthology, editor Shelly Oria and Hafizah Geter.

*Please Note: Our October event has been rescheduled from our usual second Monday.

Monday, November 11, 8pm: Lit superstars Maaza Mengiste (The Shadow King), Jami Attenberg (All This Could Be Yours, The Middlesteins), Nicole Dennis-Benn (Patsy, Here Comes the Sun) , and Marcy Dermansky (Very Nice, The Red Car) are joined by award-winning poet Keetje Kuipers (All Its Charms).


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.

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