Shootings aside, Franklin Avenue is a blast in the summer! The Franklin Sterling Flea Market will be going strong on Saturday (check out photos and stories from last week’s market at Nostrand Park), and on Monday, the Franklin Park Reading Series returns with an eclectic lineup of locally-based writers reading their work. The event will feature drink specials, so be sure to swing by!
The authors reading are Erin Einhorn, a NY-based journalist whose book The Pages in Between tells her family’s own story of Holocaust survival, Alice Feiring, an award-winning wine writer whose latest work is a challenge to the homogenization of the industry, Teddy Wayne, whose novel Kapitoil (due in April 2010) is a darkly comic portrait of American capitalism in NYC as lived and observed by a 26-year-old Qatari programmer, and Brooklyn’s own Alyssa Pinsker, a writer and teacher who currently edits Pomp and Circumstance.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last event (many thanks to Penina Roth for organizing and Franklin Park for hosting), and I’m looking forward to this one. See you there!