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

Monday, November 11, 8pm: We're thrilled to present superstar novelists 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) and award-winning poet Keetje Kuipers (All Its Charms). For details, please see our event page.

Monday, November 26, 8pm: Reading Series of New York Presents: A Collaborative Reading to Support LIT (Literacy for Incarcerated Teens)
Ten of NYC's leading reading series team up for an event benefiting LIT, a nonprofit which provides access to a library and library services to New York City's incarcerated teens. Featured authors include Tea Obreht (Inland, The Tiger's Wife), Bridgett Davis (The World According to Fannie Davis), and Leland Cheuk (No Good Very Bad Asian).


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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