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, 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.

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, January 13, 8pm: We're thrilled to kick off our 2020 season with literary superstar Carmen Maria Machado (In the Dream House, Her Body and Other Parties)! Carmen will be joined by acclaimed authors Andre Perry (Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now), Donika Kelly (Bestiary), Hal Y. Zhang (Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother), and Stacie Evans (The Rumpus, Jezebel) for a night of genre-bending poetry and prose. Find more details on our event page.

Free admission, $5 drafts + a free-to-enter raffle for the authors' latest books!


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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